Course

Graduate Diploma in Midwifery

UWS Course Code: 4505.2

CRICOS Code: 015574E


Course Status: INACTIVE
This version of the course is no longer offered. Please use the course search to find courses currently available.


Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year in this course was 2007, 2008 or 2009.

Commencement Year 2001 to 2006 - 4505.1 Graduate Diploma in Midwifery

The Graduate Diploma in Midwifery will be offered on Bankstown campus in Q1 and Q2 2009, and on Parramatta Campus from Q3 2009.

The Graduate Diploma in Midwifery is a year long course developed for registered nurses wishing to pursue a career in midwifery. The course is made up of theory and practice with an emphasis on the art and science of midwifery, health promotion and continuity of care. Students will gain essential clinical experience through paid employment in an affiliated maternity hospital for the duration of the course.

Study Mode
One year full-time or two years part-time. Students enrolling in part-time study are required to take the clinical component over one year of continuous employment (32 hrs/week) to meet professional requirements. Flexibility, therefore pertains to the theoretical load and not the clinical component.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Ms Fiona Arundellf.arundell@uws.edu.au

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Parramatta CampusFull TimeInternalFiona Arundell

Advanced standing

Advanced Standing will be assessed in accordance with UWS policy.

Accreditation
The Graduate Diploma in Midwifery was initially accredited by the Nurses and Midwives Board (NMB) of New South Wales. From 1st July 2010 the approval, recognition and accreditation of courses has been transferred to the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accrediation Council (ANMAC). Course accreditation can be checked on their website. Http://www.anmac.org.au/accreditation-services

Admission

Applications for the course must be made through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Further information on admission to postgraduate courses is available on the Local Admissions section of the UWS website.

Eligibility for admission is based on the following two requirements:

  • Registered Nurse
  • Attend an interview – the interview is a collaborative process with industry as a student’s place in the course is dependent upon them meeting employment criteria as a registered nurse.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 80 credit points including the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Recommended Sequence

Full-time

Year 1

Quarter 1

400076.2Fundamentals of Pregnancy and Birth
400077.2Fundamentals of the Postnatal Period and the Newborn

Quarter 2

400078.3Complications of Pregnancy and the Postnatal Period
400080.3Practice of Midwifery I

Quarter 3

400079.3Complications of Labour, Birth and Newborn
400082.6Essentials for Best Practice in Midwifery

Quarter 4

400848.2Practice of Midwifery II

Part-time

Year 1

Quarter 1

400076.2Fundamentals of Pregnancy and Birth
400077.2Fundamentals of the Postnatal Period and the Newborn

Quarter 2

400078.3Complications of Pregnancy and the Postnatal Period

Quarter 3

400079.3Complications of Labour, Birth and Newborn
400082.6Essentials for Best Practice in Midwifery

Year 2

Quarter 2

400080.3Practice of Midwifery I

Quarter 4

400848.2Practice of Midwifery II


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