Midwifery and Cultural Diversity
This course is designed to enable midwives to examine issues related to the maternity services for childbearing women and neonates at an international and local level using social determinants of health and human rights perspectives. This leads into a critical exploration of the political and cultural context of childbearing in Australia for asylum seekers, refugees or immigrants to enable midwives to make informed, high-level judgements about the maternity care provided, women’s rights in childbearing and the outcomes for women and neonates. Students will gain an in-depth understanding of international perspectives on indigeneity and culturally safe, sensitive and competent women-centred care when working with childbearing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. Public health advocacy skills are demonstrated in creating and maintaining a positive workplace culture to ensure zero tolerance of xenophobia, violence and discrimination. The course also examines factors regarding the social construction of motherhood and parenthood, the effect of media and implications for midwifery practice.
|Faculty||Faculty of Health and Medicine|
|School||School of Nursing and Midwifery|
Trimester 1 - 2018
Trimester 3 - 2018 (Online)
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
This course is comprised of five modules:
Module 1: Globalisation and midwifery primary care.
Module 2: International perspectives on indigeneity and culturally diverse approaches to childbirth.
Module 3: Culturally competent, sensitive and safe maternity care for child-bearing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.
Module 4: Political and cultural context of childbearing in Australia and the midwife’s role as a public health advocate.
Module 5: The social construction of childbearing and parenthood.
|Replacing Course(s)||This course replaces the following course(s): NURS6580. Students who have successfully completed NURS6580 are not eligible to enrol in MIDI6580.|
|Assumed Knowledge||Bachelor of Midwifery (or equivalent) or completion of a Graduate Diploma in Midwifery together with current authority to practice as a registered midwife and one year postgraduate experience.|
Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Self-Directed 8 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
|Timetable||2018 Course Timetables for MIDI6580|