With your Master of Midwifery Studies from the University of Newcastle, you will be able to extend your career options to work at a high level within the health care field, undertake research into the cultures which shape and influence women’s health, explore complex issues in maternity care and engage in risk management strategies focussed on delivering clinical midwifery care and support for women, babies and their families.
In your role you will work collaboratively with other healthcare providers bringing to the table superior skills. You will have the necessary knowledge and qualifications to open doorways to management, academia or clinical midwifery consultant roles.
By specialising your studies you will have the opportunity to explore the following roles as possible future career paths.
As a midwifery educator you will support and teach midwifery students, assist in the development, design, implementation and evaluation of midwifery education and professional development programs, and manages educational resources.
As a midwifery manager you are responsible for the effective management of staffing, policy and financial resources enabling the provision of safe, cost-effective midwifery care within a specified field or across an entire hospital or health service.
As a midwifery researcher you will conduct research into all aspects of midwifery care, professional issues affecting midwives and midwifery, maternity service provision and maternal and infant health policy.
Midwifery Unit Manager
As a midwifery unit manager you are responsible for the coordination and delivery of care in a specific ward, department or in community settings. Working in collaboration with clinical midwives, together you will provide care to mothers and babies with complex care needs, facilitate staff development and undertake research.
For more detailed information on eligibility, courses and requirements of the Master of Midwifery Studies read the ‘Details’ page.