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Bachelor of Midwifery


240 cp

Minimum duration: 3 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Course available at:
Brisbane Queensland
Melbourne Victoria

EFTSL value of units: All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

1. Admission Requirements1

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites at year 12 level, or equivalent.

Prerequisites: English (4, SA).

Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or 25 in any other English.

2. Requirements for Completion of the Pass Degree

To qualify for the pass degree, a student must complete 240 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

  1. 80 cp from Interdisciplinary Foundation units;
  2. 80 cp from Midwifery Theory units;
  3. 60 cp from Midwifery Practice units;
  4. 20 cp from Core Curriculum units.

3. Progression within the Course

Students normally complete a unit or units at an introductory level (100-level) in an approved sequence before undertaking advanced level units (200 or 300-level) in that sequence.

In all aspects of progress through the course, students will be advised by the Course Coordinator and bound by decisions of the School Committee.

Schedule of Unit Offerings

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Prerequisite (Pre), co-requisite (Co) and incompatible (Inc) units are indicated in parentheses where applicable.

Interdisciplinary Foundation

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
BIOL121 10 Human Biological Science 1
BIOL122 10 Human Biological Science 2
HLSC110 10 Beginning Professional Practice
HLSC111 10 The Person, Health and Wellbeing
HLSC122 10 Inquiry in Health Care
HLSC210 10 Mental Health and Illness
HLSC220 10 Health Care Ethics
MIDW245 10 Therapeutics in Midwifery

Core Curriculum Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
UNCC100 10 Our World: Community and Vulnerability
UNCC300 10 Understanding Self and Society: Contemporary Perspectives

Midwifery Theory

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
MIDW113 10 The Childbearing Journey (Pre: NRSG127. Co: NRSG115)
MIDW216 10 Being with Birthing Women (Co: NRSG218)
MIDW219 10 Women's Health: Sociopolitical Context
MIDW331 10 Childbearing Obstacles (Pre: BIOL121, BIOL122 and MIDW216. Co: MIDW333)
MIDW332 10 Women's Health: Women's Business
MIDW335 10 Babies Needing Extra Care (Co: MIDW338)
MIDW341 10 Feeding Babies
MIDW350 10 Professional Midwifery Practice

Midwifery Practice

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
MIDW115 10 Practice Connections (Pre: MIDW127. Co: MIDW113)
MIDW127 10 Beginning the Journey (Co: MIDW121)
MIDW218 10 Practice Collaboration (Pre: MIDW128. Co: MIDW216)
MIDW333 10 Practice Challenges (Pre: MIDW216, MIDW245.Co: MIDW331)
MIDW338 10 Caring for Babies (Co: MIDW335)
MIDW342 10 Preparing for Midwifery Practice (Pre: MIDW127, MIDW128, MIDW218, MIDW333, MIDW338)

1A student must also comply with the Admission Rules.