No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2016

NRS525 Midwifery in Context (8)


Students who study this subject will examine the contexts in which midwifery care is delivered. As midwives, they will gain an understanding of both a rural and metropolitan context and how these contexts can impact on their midwifery care. Additionally, students will explore a feminist and primary health care context and critically appraise their practice with regard to these.

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Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details prior to contacting their course coordinator: NRS525
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:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health

Assumed Knowledge

(NRS391 and NRS394) or NRS441 or NRS132

Enrolment restrictions

Available only to students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma of Midwifery, Bachelor of Health Science (Nursing), Bachelor of Midwifery and the Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery courses.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
Discuss primary health care philosophy (equity and access; services based on need, community participation and collaboration; affordable, sustainable care) when providing woman-centred midwifery care;
Demonstrate an understanding of different models of midwifery care that may be appropriate for a rural and/or urban area;
Critically review different models of care that are available for childbearing women and their families;
Analyse the feminist context for midwifery care.


The subject will cover the following topics:
Midwifery models of care Rural context for midwifery care Midwifery care within a feminist context Primary health care as a context for midwifery practice


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.