Master of Midwifery (Endorsed Midwife)

Course Code

73904

Version

2

Faculty

Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences

Award Requirements

Course Structure

Candidature

Progression

Advanced Standing

Award Details

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Guidelines for Masters degrees.Must be an endorsed midwife or eligible for endorsement as a midwife; and

Have completed a degree, a graduate certificate, a graduate diploma, or equivalent; or

Submit, as an exceptional case, other evidence of appropriate academic and professional attainments.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Students of non English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System.  An IELTS score of 6.0 with no component lower than 5.5 is required (Band 1 at JCU).

Additional selection requirements

Nil

Special admission requirements

Nil

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

36 credit points

Additional course rules

Nil

Additional completion requirements

Nil

Learning outcomes

Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Masters Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

Course Structure

Core Subjects

NS5112:03  Physiological Processes in Midwifery

NS5113:03  Pathophysiological Processes in Midwifery

NS5114:03  Pregnancy, Birth and Postnatal Midwifery Care

NS5115:03  Midwifery Care in 'At Risk' Events

NS5116:03  Advanced Midwifery Care

NS5201:03  Research: Theory and Methodology

NS5214:03  Professional Midwifery Care

NS5220:03  Perinatal Critical Care and the Pregnant Woman

NS5750:03  Dispute Resolution: A Nursing and Midwifery Perspective

NS5230:03  Clinical Governance Project

NS5366:03  Practice Development Project

Options

Select 3 credit points of NS level 5 subjects

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Townsville

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

18 months full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

6 years

Maximum leave of absence

2 years

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

12 credit points, unless part of an approved articulation process

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 5 years prior to the commencement of this course

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 11 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree

Other restrictions

Candidates who are granted advanced standing for the Postgraduate Diploma of Midwifery will be required to surrender that award prior to graduating with the Master of Midwifery

Award Details

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable - this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable