Courses & Details

Program Code 10973
Graduate Level Postgraduate Coursework
Locations
  • Online
Contributing Schools and Faculties
Admission Instructions:

How to apply as a:

Program Award Rules and Schedules
Mode of delivery Combination of Online and Face to Face + Online
Program Enrolment Checklist

Description

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 will 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.

Admission Requirements

Registered Midwife. Applicants with a Bachelor of Midwifery Honours degree or a Registered Nurse with a postgraduate degree in Midwifery will be granted credit in the degree for previous studies.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438

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 the new program, go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on ‘How to Apply for Credit’.

International Students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/international/while-you-are-here/orientation to find out more about the support services available to international students.

Special Needs

Students with a disability 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.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student’s responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.

Additional Information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-staff/teaching-and-research/teaching-resources/supporting-students

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.

Requirements and Structure

Qualification for the award requires 80 units (AQF Level 8 Entry) or 120 units (AQF Level 7 or AQF Level 6 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 an AQF Level 7 or AQF 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

Core Courses

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.

Code Name Availability Units
BIOS6910 Biostatistics A Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
NURS6621 Contract Learning A Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
NURS6622 Contract Learning B Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
PUBH6210 Qualitative Methods in Health Research Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units

Directed Courses Group A

Directed Courses: Choose 30 units from the following directed courses.

Code Name Availability Units
HLSC6101 Workplace Injury Management Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
MEDI6130 Basis of Drug/Alcohol Problems Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
MIDI6520 Contemporary and Collaborative Evidence Based Midwifery Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
MIDI6580 Midwifery Professional Practice Issues Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
MIDI6591 Optimising Childbearing Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
NURS6035 Therapeutic Engagement & Psychosocial Interventions Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
NURS6620 Biophysical Processes and Health Assessment Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool) 20 units
NURS6815 Special Care of the Newborn Trimester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
PHAR6701 Introduction to Pharmacotherapeutics and Prescribing for Advanced Nursing Practice Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
PHAR6703 Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Midwifery Practice Not currently offered 10 units

Directed Courses Group B

Directed Courses: Choose 50 units from the following directed courses.

Code Name Availability Units
HLSC6101 Workplace Injury Management Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
MEDI6130 Basis of Drug/Alcohol Problems Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
MIDI6520 Contemporary and Collaborative Evidence Based Midwifery Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
MIDI6580 Midwifery Professional Practice Issues Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
MIDI6591 Optimising Childbearing Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
NURS6035 Therapeutic Engagement & Psychosocial Interventions Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
NURS6620 Biophysical Processes and Health Assessment Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool) 20 units
NURS6815 Special Care of the Newborn Trimester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
PHAR6701 Introduction to Pharmacotherapeutics and Prescribing for Advanced Nursing Practice Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
PHAR6703 Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Midwifery Practice Not currently offered 10 units
HLSC6126 Working With Fathers in Vulnerable Families Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
MEDI6160 Clinical Assessment of Drug/Alcohol Use Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
NURS6640 Teaching and Learning in the Clinical Context Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
PUBH6302 Social and Ecosystem Health Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
SOCA6190 Gender and Social Change Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
SOCA6570 Social Change and Development Not currently offered 10 units
SOCA6590 Environmental Issues and their Social Context Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
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