No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2016

MID440 Midwifery Practice (8)


The student midwife must be employed (0.8 FTE - 1.0FTE) by an approved participating maternity unit for the duration of this subject. MID440 constitutes the compulsory clinical component of the Postgraduate Diploma of Midwifery program. Essential minimum clinical midwifery experiences identified by the NMB must be competently demonstrated in order for the student to be eligible to apply for registration as a midwife. Achievement of these midwifery skills, clinical placement hours and competencies are recorded, assessed and reflected upon in this subject. The student is also required to critically examine issues that can impact on woman-centred midwifery care.

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Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details prior to contacting their course coordinator: MID440
Where differences exist between the handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
Two sessionsHD/FLSchool of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health

Enrolment restrictions

Available only to students enrolled in the Postgraduate Diploma of Midwifery course
Incompatible subject(s)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
Be able to perform safely and competently those midwifery experiences identified by the Nurses and Midwives Board of New South Wales as necessary for eligibility to apply to register as a midwife in New South Wales;
Be able to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate midwifery care for the childbearing woman;
Be able to act as a resource person for the childbearing woman by becoming familiar with community groups;
Be able to critically evaluate and discuss those issues that impact on midwifery care;
Be able to critically evaluate their practice and examine the research and literature available to help guide their practice.


The subject will cover the following topics:
Reflective Midwifery Practice Midwifery clinical experiences as stipulated by the NMB


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.