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MID2101 Professional, Political, Legal and Ethical Contexts of Midwifery

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Nursing and Midwifery
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in the following Program: BMID


This course will introduce students to professional, political, legal and ethical contexts including the historical journey of midwifery. Students will develop an understanding of the midwife’s roles, responsibilities and scope of midwifery practice when providing primary care. A healthy, woman-centred framework will provide a basis for students to develop an understanding of models of care, governance to support midwifery practice and the legal and ethical frameworks for safe practice.

This course aims to provide foundational knowledge in order to develop a midwifery philosophy and begin to practice as a primary carer. The course will enable students to develop an understanding of the scope of practice of midwives in Australia and the significance of partnerships and the provision of a variety of midwifery models of care. Students will expand their knowledge of evidence based practice to include the discipline of midwifery in order to enhance clinical decision making.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Date printed 10 February 2023