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MMed Midwifery

Catalog id : 5525
 Course Level
Masters / PG
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
1.5 Years
 Start month
March

 Tuition fee

International
28688 AUD
National
17440 AUD

Application fee

International 100 AUD
National 100 AUD
Department
Faculty of Health & Behavioural Sciences
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7
TOEFL-IBT (min)87
TOEFL-PBT (min)570

About this course

The Master of Midwifery is specifically designed for Bachelor of Midwifery graduates wanting to extend their midwifery knowledge and skills in a specialty field. Students will undertake either a research or clinical practice project.

Students will analyse contemporary midwifery practice from a variety of perspectives, developing an understanding of the professional issues and the impact of current political, economic and socio-cultural influences on the profession and midwifery practice. Clinical teaching and learning skills are also integral components of professional midwifery practice.Students will develop skills and knowledge that will prepare students for educational leadership roles within their own specified area of practice; enable students to educate, support and develop their colleagues; promote health education to clients and support beginning practitioners entering the midwifery profession.

The program also provides opportunities to critically analyse contemporary models and frameworks for leadership and change management; and examine leadership concepts & issues.

Careers:

Midwives with postgraduate qualifications work in a variety of public or private health care settings, maternity and neonatal care settings, community health settings, academic/teaching, research, policy, rural and remote health, international aid organisations, and/or a combination of these areas.Careers opportunities are according to the field of study you choose from:

  • complex midwifery care
  • advanced practice midwifery

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Students can contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

 

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Eligibility Criteria

Academic Requirement:

 For Australian students:

To enrol in the program, a student must hold :

  • An approved degree in midwifery or equivalent and be eligible for an unrestricted licence to practice as a registered midwife in Australia.
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to have recent and current practice as a Registered Midwife as some assessment items in the courses are designed to expand clinical practice skills.

 For International students:

To enrol in the program, a student must hold -

  • An approved degree in midwifery or equivalent and be eligible for an unrestricted licence to practice as a registered midwife in Australia.
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to have recent and current practice as a Registered Midwife as some assessment items in the courses are designed to expand clinical practice skills.
  • IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students are only required to meet the overall score (eg 7 IELTS or 87 TOEFL or 64 PTE( Pearson Test of English )).
  • TOEFL (Paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language): 570 (5.0 in TWE (written), and 54 in reading & listening)

English language requirement:

  • IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. 
  • Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students are only required to meet the overall score (eg 7 IELTS or 87 TOEFL or 64 PTE( Pearson Test of English )).
  • TOEFL (Paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language): 570 (5.0 in TWE (written), and 54 in reading & listening).

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Course Modules

      Course Code Course Title     

      Part A - Core:

  • HLTH7204 Education in Clinical Nursing & Midwifery
  • HLTH7225 Leadership & Management in Nursing & Midwifery
  • HLTH7308 Developing a Research Proposal
  • NURS7006 Research Project
  • NURS7020 Professional Practice Project

      Part B - Field specific:
      Advance Practice Midwifery (APM):

  • MIDW7200 Advanced Practice Midwifery I
  • MIDW7201 Advanced Practice Midwifery II
  • MIDW7202 Advanced Practice Midwifery III
  • MIDW7203 Advanced Practice Midwifery IV

      Complex Care Midwifery (CMC):

  • MIDW7300 Complex Midwifery Care I
  • MIDW7301 Complex Midwifery Care II
  • MIDW7302 Complex Midwifery Care III
  • MIDW7303 Complex Midwifery Care IV

       Part C - Electives:

  • Any #6 approved by the Head of School

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How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form. 

Additional application information:

For International students:

Applicants are required to submit a curriculum vitae.International students who wish to undertake this program will not qualify for a Student Visa. To study this program in Australia, international students must hold alternative Australian Visa/Residency status with a sufficient study entitlement. See Department of Immigration and Border Protection for further details. Alternatively, for programs available in 'External' mode, students may study from their home country.

For national students:

For applicants who need to provide evidence of English proficiency, please note that this program requires a higher level of English language proficiency than the UQ minimum.Applicants are required to submit a curriculum vitae.

 

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