In this subject, students will use research and evidence to explore what it means to be a professional midwife, becoming familiar with the professional, ethical and legal standards, policies, codes and guidelines that determine the scope of practice and expectations of the registered midwife. Quality improvement and safety frameworks will be investigated and critiqued as they apply to midwifery practice and the delivery of, and advocacy for, safe and competent care. Environmental sustainability and the implications for midwifery practice will be studied. Students will reflect on their future learning needs, identifying strategies that will assist them in maintaining currency as midwives who engage in the development and application of evidence based practices to their work as a professional midwife.
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health
Restricted to Graduate Diploma of Midwifery students only.
Undergraduate nursing knowledge of legal and ethical requirements for practice as well as knowledge of professional standards and codes.
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: January 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.