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Program Code 10973
Graduate Level Postgraduate
Locations
  • Online
UAC Code UAC Website
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Description

The Master of Midwifery Studies is an online coursework masters degree that requires the completion of courses that total 120 units of study for AQF Level 7 applicants and 80 units of study for AQF Level 8 applicants. The online program is organised into trimesters to allow busy midwives who have multiple roles and competing responsibilities to study at times suitable to them.

Why study with us?

We have skilled and clinically experienced midwifery education staff who provide individual enrolment advice based on your career goals. Our program includes content that encompasses the latest theory and evidence of relevance to midwifery practice. There are a wide range of electives which allow students to focus their studies in the areas of greatest relevance; advanced practice, management or research or a combination. The program is flexibly delivered so that students can stay in their own home locations. Depending upon the courses studied there are some face to face teaching days where attendance is recommended but is neither essential nor compulsory.

Career Opportunities

A Masters degree is seen as necessary for any management, education or clinical midwife consultant role. Therefore midwives seeking to advance their careers enroll in Masters degrees.

Admission Requirements

Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) entry levels:

AQF Level 8 applicants will:

  • possess a Bachelor of Midwifery Honours degree or
  • possess a Bachelor of Nursing degree and a Postgraduate qualification in Midwifery
  • currently hold a current midwifery registration AQF Level 7 applicants will:

  • possess a Bachelor of Midwifery degree and

  • provide a portfolio demonstrating advanced continuing professional development and education in a specialist area of midwifery
  • currently hold a current midwifery registration

AQF Level 6 applicants will:

  • possesses an Advanced Diploma in Nursing (hospital based training equivalent) and a Midwifery Certificate (hospital based training equivalent
  • provide a portfolio demonstrating advanced continuing professional development and education in a specialist area of midwifery
  • currently hold a current midwifery registration

Credit Transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to new program go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on How to apply for credit.

Practical Experience

Nil

International Students

International students should apply via Gradschool.com at http://www.gradschool.com.au

Special Needs

Students with disabilities who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonable adjustments are provided in a timely manner

Requirements and Structure

Qualification for the award requires 80 units (AQF Level 8 Entry) or 120 units (AQF Level 7 Entry) of course work.  The number of units undertaken depends on the AQF Level of the degree used to be admitted to the program.

All students must undertake 40 units of CORE Courses.
Students entering with a Level 8 qualification undertake 40 units of Directed Courses, with a minimum of 30 units from Directed Course List A, with the remainder taken from either Directed Course List A or B.
Students entering with a Level 7 or Level 6 qualification undertake 80 units of Directed Courses, with a minimum of 30 units from Directed Course List A, with the remainder taken from either Directed Course List A or B.

Course Information

Code Name Availability Units
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
BIOS6910 Biostatistics A Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
NURS6621 Contract Learning A
Only available to Midwifery Studies/Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)/ Applied Management (Nursing)/Nursing (Advanced Practice)/Pharmacy/Mental Health Nursing students
Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
NURS6622 Contract Learning B
Only available to Midwifery Studies/Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)/ Applied Management (Nursing)/Nursing (Advanced Practice)/Pharmacy/Mental Health Nursing students. Prior to completion of NURS6621
Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
PUBH6210 Qualitative Methods in Health Research Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
Directed Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Choose 40 units from Directed Courses with a minimum of 30 units from Directed Course List A, with the remainder taken from either Directed Course List A or B for AQF level 8 admissions
HLSC6106 Foundations in Family Studies
List A
Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
HLSC6126 Working With Fathers in Vulnerable Families
List B
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
MEDI6130 Basis of Drug/Alcohol Problems
List A
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
MEDI6160 Clinical Assessment Of Drug/Alcohol Use
List B
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
MIDI6520 Contemporary and Collaborative Evidence Based Midwifery
List A Enrolled in the Master of Midwifery Studies (10973) program.
Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
MIDI6580 Midwifery Professional Practice Issues
List A Enrolled in the Master of Midwifery Studies (10973) program.
Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
MIDI6591 Optimising Childbearing
List A Enrolled in the Master of Midwifery Studies (10973) program.
Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
NURS6035 Therapeutic Engagement & Psychosocial Interventions
List A. This course includes a mandatory 2 days on campus attendance – not available to international students
Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
NURS6620 Biophysical Processes and Health Assessment
List A
Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool) 20 units
NURS6640 Teaching and Learning in the Clinical Context
List B
Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
NURS6815 Special Care of the Newborn
List A
Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
PHAR6701 Introduction to Pharmacotherapeutics and Prescribing for Advanced Practice
List A
Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
PHAR6703 Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Midwifery Practice
List A Enrolled in the Master of Midwifery Studies (10973) program. Prior to successful completion of PHAR6701
Not currently offered 10 units
PUBH6302 Social and Ecosystem Health
List B
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
SOCA6190 Gender and Social Change
List B
Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
SOCA6570 Social Change and Development
List B
Not currently offered 10 units
SOCA6590 Environmental Issues and their Social Context
List B
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
Choose 80 units from Directed Courses with a minimum of 30 units from Directed Course List A, with the remainder taken from either Directed Course List A or B for AQF level 7 admissions
HLSC6106 Foundations in Family Studies
List A
Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
HLSC6126 Working With Fathers in Vulnerable Families
List B
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
MEDI6130 Basis of Drug/Alcohol Problems
List A
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
MEDI6160 Clinical Assessment Of Drug/Alcohol Use
List B
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
MIDI6520 Contemporary and Collaborative Evidence Based Midwifery
List A Enrolled in the Master of Midwifery Studies (10973) program.
Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
MIDI6580 Midwifery Professional Practice Issues
List A Enrolled in the Master of Midwifery Studies (10973) program.
Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
MIDI6591 Optimising Childbearing
List A Enrolled in the Master of Midwifery Studies (10973) program.
Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
NURS6035 Therapeutic Engagement & Psychosocial Interventions
List A. This course includes a mandatory 2 days on campus attendance – not available to international students
Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
NURS6620 Biophysical Processes and Health Assessment
List A
Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool) 20 units
NURS6640 Teaching and Learning in the Clinical Context
List B
Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
NURS6815 Special Care of the Newborn
List A
Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
PHAR6701 Introduction to Pharmacotherapeutics and Prescribing for Advanced Practice
List A
Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
PHAR6703 Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Midwifery Practice
List A. Enrolled in the Master of Midwifery Studies (10973) program. Prior to successful completion of PHAR6701
Not currently offered 10 units
PUBH6302 Social and Ecosystem Health
List B
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
SOCA6190 Gender and Social Change
List B
Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
SOCA6570 Social Change and Development
List B
Not currently offered 10 units
SOCA6590 Environmental Issues and their Social Context
List B
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units