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.

Subject Outlines
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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



One session


School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health

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.

Assumed Knowledge
(NRS391 and NRS394) or NRS441 or NRS132

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 womancentred 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.


This 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


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.