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.

Subject Outlines
Current CSU students can view Subject Outlines for recent sessions. Please note that Subject Outlines and assessment tasks are updated each session.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



Two sessions


School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health

Enrolment Restrictions

Available only to students enrolled in the Postgraduate Diploma of Midwifery course

Incompatible Subjects


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.


This subject will cover the following topics:

Reflective Midwifery Practice Midwifery clinical experiences as stipulated by the NMB


Current Students

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Prospective Students

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.