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Bachelor of Midwifery

Bachelors Degree

Course snapshot

Domestic snapshot

  • Course abbreviation

    BMid

  • Course code

    3007229

  • Credit points

    288


Overview

Be a part of the most significant event in most people’s lives by training for a rewarding and challenging career as a midwife.

The Bachelor of Midwifery is specifically designed to prepare you for entry to professional midwifery practice. You will develop the skills, knowledge and attitude necessary to provide high quality care through safe and effective midwifery practice in accordance with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council Midwife standards for practice. Study areas include anatomy and physiology, midwifery theory and practice, primary healthcare, women’s health, mental health and psychosocial sciences. As an essential member of multi-disciplinary teams, graduates will have the skills and abilities to work in partnership with women to contribute to healthier outcomes for mothers and babies. Graduates will be equipped to work in multi-disciplinary teams and in partnership with women to contribute to healthier outcomes for mother and baby.

Placements in this degree give you the opportunity to follow the journey of women throughout their pregnancies, to experience the full range of midwifery practice.

Graduates of this program will be able to register and practice as midwives across a range of settings, including public and private hospitals, clinics and as midwifery educators.

Course Learning Outcome

Applies clinical reasoning, problem solving and communication skills to support the delivery of evidence informed midwifery and individualised care within a range of specific and diverse practice contexts

Critically review the theory and practice of contemporary midwifery care within the dynamic professional national and international contexts

Applies knowledge and skills of reflection, critical analysis and research to recognise areas that promote advancement of the discipline of midwifery throughout their career

Applies clinical reasoning, problem solving and communication skills to support the delivery of evidence informed midwifery and individualised care within a range of specific and diverse practice contexts

Provide evidence informed practice to the women in their care, using primary healthcare principles and a woman-centred philosophy by applying NMBA standards and codes of Midwifery

Conduct professional practice in collaboration with others within broad parameters to provide seamless and appropriately targeted midwifery care in order to enhance high quality outcomes for women and their babies

Examines normal physiological mechanisms of the human body and how this relates to the childbearing continuum for woman and fetus/baby

Critically review the theory and practice of contemporary midwifery care within the dynamic professional national and international contexts

Engage in educational, political and professional collaboration and make an active contribution to advance the philosophy of midwifery across policy, practice, education, research and evaluate service development

Applies knowledge and skills of reflection, critical analysis and research to recognise areas that promote advancement of the discipline of midwifery throughout their career

Provide evidence informed practice to the women in their care, using primary healthcare principles and a woman-centred philosophy by applying NMBA standards and codes of Midwifery

Conduct professional practice in collaboration with others within broad parameters to provide seamless and appropriately targeted midwifery care in order to enhance high quality outcomes for women and their babies

Applies clinical reasoning, problem solving and communication skills to support the delivery of evidence informed midwifery and individualised care within a range of specific and diverse practice contexts

Engage in educational, political and professional collaboration and make an active contribution to advance the philosophy of midwifery across policy, practice, education, research and evaluate service development

Critically review the theory and practice of contemporary midwifery care within the dynamic professional national and international contexts

To meet the practice requirements of a registered midwife, you undertake approximately 1,000 hours of supervised placements. You will attend antenatal and postnatal assessments/visits with women; provide direct care to women during labour; assist women during birth and support women and their babies with diverse needs across pregnancy, labour and birth, and the postnatal period.

Please be aware labour and birth can be unpredictable and occur at any time of the day or night. Therefore the continuity-of-care component in the program requires you to be ‘on call’. The professional experience rostered placement may occur ‘away’ from your campus and place of residence. Students are responsible for any cost incurred for travel and accommodation.

Professional experience placements require students to fulfil certain pre-requisites prior to attending any placements (e.g. a working with children check and National Police Certificate). Prior to applying for this course, please consider the important information regarding these requirements.

The Bachelor of Midwifery is specifically designed to develop graduates for entry to professional midwifery practice. The course prepares graduates with skills, knowledge and attitudes to provide high quality woman-centred care through safe and effective midwifery practice in accordance with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council Midwife standards for practice.

Study areas include:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Midwifery theory and practice
  • Primary health care
  • Psychosocial sciences
  • Women’s health.

Pathway for Registered Nurses: In accordance with the approved pathway, a Registered Nurse (RN) only needs to complete the midwifery specific units, (60% of the total course, mostly part-time over three years) in order to complete the Bachelor of Midwifery. Students do not begin midwifery placements until session 2 of year 1, but are thereafter in practice continuously except for the University break at the end of the year. 

To be considered for the RN pathway, applicants need to provide evidence of current Nurse Registration with AHPRA, proof of employment equivalent to one year full-time working as an RN within the last three years and a copy of the transcript of their completed Bachelor of Nursing degree.

For further information about midwifery, visit the Faculty of Health midwifery page.

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Coffs Harbour Session 1 N/A N/A
Gold Coast Session 1 N/A N/A

Career Outcomes

The Bachelor of Midwifery is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) and accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC).

As a midwifery student, it is important to be aware of the registration standards required by the NMBA.  See the details on the NMBA website.

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Midwifery will be registered by Southern Cross University with NMBA as an enrolled student and will remain registered for the duration of study.  Please see the AHPRA website for more details.

Graduating students will have the necessary qualification to be eligible to register and practise as a midwife in Australia. Further training may be required to practice in other countries or to work as a privately practising midwife.

Please note: In order to register to practice, the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency [AHPRA] standards for English language must be met. See the AHPRA web site for further information.

Requirements

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Before applying, make sure you double check all entry requirements, gather required documentation and review the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, noting any specifics listed below.

Course requirements

To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Midwifery, students must complete the equivalent of 24 units (288 credit points), comprising all core units.

Exit Awards

Students may be eligible to exit with an Associate Degree of Health and Human Sciences after completing the equivalent of 16 units (192 credit points), comprising any 16 core units.

Students may be eligible to exit with a Diploma of Health and Human Sciences after completing the equivalent of 8 units (96 credit points), comprising any 8 core units.

Professional Experience Learning

This course includes professional experience learning. Pre-requisites to meet national and state-based regulatory requirements, as detailed on Faculty of Health Professional Experience page must be met prior to attending professional experience placement. All professional experience learning hours must be completed and professional behaviour and conduct must be demonstrated.

Progression

Any student wishing to take a break of one or more study periods must consult with the Course Coordinator.

Students are not permitted to have an extended period of more than 12 months between study of any two (2) units with professional experience learning.

Students are not permitted to have an extended period of more than 12 months between study of a theory unit that relates specifically to a particular unit with professional experience learning.

Students who have an interrupted study sequence of more than 12 months will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and may be required to undertake a specified supported professional experience placement to ensure professional experience currency prior to continuation of the course.

Duration

The maximum duration for completion of the award of Bachelor of Midwifery is six (6) years in total which includes any period for a leave of absence.

Inherent Requirements

Inherent Requirements apply to this course as defined on the Student Equity & Inclusion website. Students who have a disability or health condition which may impact on their ability to meet these requirements are encouraged to visit the Student Equity & Inclusion website for further information and contact details.

Course structure

Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. For further assistance see How to Enrol in Units using My Enrolment.

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment.

Unit Code Unit Title Available Credit points Notes
Year 1, Session 1
HBIO1003 Systemic Anatomy
Session1
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Session1
Session1
Gold Coast
Session1
Session1
Lismore
Session1
Session1
Anti-requisites HBIO1001 - Human Anatomy
MIDW1001 Midwifery Foundations
Session1
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Session1
Session1
Gold Coast
Session1
Session1
MIDW1002 Primary Health Care Midwifery
Session1
Location Domestic International
Online
Session1
N/A
HBIO1007 Human Physiology I
Session1,2
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Session1,2
Session1,2
Gold Coast
Session1,2
Session1,2
Lismore
Session1,2
Session1,2
Anti-requisites BIO00307 - Human Physiology
Year 1, Session 2
HBIO1008 Human Physiology II
Session2,3
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Session2,3
Session2,3
Gold Coast
Session2,3
Session2,3
Lismore
Session2,3
Session2,3
Pre-requisites HBIO1007 - Human Physiology I OR Students in the 2125150 - Diploma of Health must have completed HLTH1001 - Introduction to Science for Health Professions and have completed or be currently enrolled in HBIO1005 - Intermediate Anatomy and Physiology
Anti-requisites BIO00307 - Human Physiology
MIDW2002 Optimising Health in Childbearing I
Session2
Note 1
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Session2
Session2
Gold Coast
Session2
Session2
Pre-requisites MIDW1002 - Primary Health Care Midwifery AND MIDW1001 - Midwifery Foundations AND HBIO1003 - Systemic Anatomy
Co-requisites MIDW2001 - Midwifery Continuity Partnerships A (can be completed before or with this unit)
Enrolment information This unit contains professional experience learning/ laboratory activities that require students to meet mandatory compliance requirements prior to attending. Failure to comply with these requirements will result in you being unable to undertake the Professional Experience Learning and/or stipulated Laboratory Activity which may result in failure of the unit. Full details are available at https://www.scu.edu.au/health/health-placements/. Please note Full Covid-19 vaccination is a mandatory requirement associated with the placement element of this unit of study. This requirement has been stipulated by the placement providers. It is strongly recommended that only students who meet this requirement enrol in this unit.
MIDW2001 Midwifery Continuity Partnerships A
Session2
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Session2
Session2
Gold Coast
Session2
Session2
Pre-requisites MIDW1001 - Midwifery Foundations
Co-requisites MIDW2002 - Optimising Health in Childbearing I
Enrolment information This unit contains professional experience learning/laboratory activities that require students to meet mandatory compliance requirements prior to attending. Failure to comply with these requirements will result in you being unable to undertake the Professional Experience Learning and/or stipulated Laboratory Activity which may result in failure of the unit. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/healthplacements Please note: Full Covid-19 vaccination is a mandatory requirement associated with the placement element of this unit of study. This requirement has been stipulated by the placement providers. It is strongly recommended that only students who meet this requirement enrol in this unit.
Year 2, Session 1
MIDW2003 Optimising Health in Childbearing II
Session1
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Session1
Session1
Gold Coast
Session1
Session1
Pre-requisites MIDW2002 - Optimising Health in Childbearing I AND MIDW2001 - Midwifery Continuity Partnerships A
Co-requisites Have completed or be enrolled in MIDW2004 - Midwifery Continuity Partnerships B
Enrolment information This unit contains professional experience learning/ laboratory activities that require students to meet mandatory compliance requirements prior to attending. Failure to comply with these requirements will result in you being unable to undertake the Professional Experience Learning and/or stipulated Laboratory Activity which may result in failure of the unit. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/healthplacements Please note Full Covid-19 vaccination is a mandatory requirement associated with the placement element of this unit of study. This requirement has been stipulated by the placement providers. It is strongly recommended that only students who meet this requirement enrol in this unit.
PHAR2001 Introductory Pharmacology
Session1,3
Location Domestic International
Online
Session1,3
Session1,3
Pre-requisites Be admitted to 3007303 - Bachelor of Nursing OR HBIO1009 - Introductory Anatomy and Physiology OR HBIO1007 - Human Physiology I
STAT2001 Introduction to Evidence for Health Science Practitioners
Session1,2,3
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Session2
Session2
Gold Coast
Session2
Session2
Lismore
Session2
Session2
Online
Session1,3
Session1,3
Pre-requisites 36 credit points
MIDW2004 Midwifery Continuity Partnerships B
Session1
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Session1
Session1
Gold Coast
Session1
Session1
Pre-requisites MIDW2002 - Optimising Health in Childbearing I AND MIDW2001 - Midwifery Continuity Partnerships A
Co-requisites Be enrolled or have completed MIDW2003 - Optimising Health in Childbearing II
Enrolment information This unit contains professional experience learning/ laboratory activities that require students to meet mandatory compliance requirements prior to attending. Failure to comply with these requirements will result in you being unable to undertake the Professional Experience Learning and/or stipulated Laboratory Activity which may result in failure of the unit. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/healthplacements Please note Full Covid-19 vaccination is a mandatory requirement associated with the placement element of this unit of study. This requirement has been stipulated by the placement providers. It is strongly recommended that only students who meet this requirement enrol in this unit.
Year 2, Session 2
MIDW2006 Optimising Health in Complex Childbearing
Session2
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Session2
Session2
Gold Coast
Session2
Session2
Pre-requisites PHAR2001 - Introductory Pharmacology AND MIDW2003 - Optimising Health in Childbearing II AND MIDW2004 - Midwifery Continuity Partnerships B
Co-requisites MIDW2008 - Midwifery Practice in Complex Childbearing
MIDW2008 Midwifery Practice in Complex Childbearing
Session2
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Session2
Session2
Gold Coast
Session2
Session2
Pre-requisites PHAR2001 - Introductory Pharmacology AND MIDW2003 - Optimising Health in Childbearing II AND MIDW2004 - Midwifery Continuity Partnerships B
Co-requisites MIDW2006 - Optimising Health in Complex Childbearing
Enrolment information This unit contains professional experience learning/ laboratory activities that require students to meet mandatory compliance requirements prior to attending. Failure to comply with these requirements will result in you being unable to undertake the Professional Experience Learning and/or stipulated Laboratory Activity which may result in failure of the unit. Full details are available at https://www.scu.edu.au/health/health-placements/. Please note Full Covid-19 vaccination is a mandatory requirement associated with the placement element of this unit of study. This requirement has been stipulated by the placement providers. It is strongly recommended that only students who meet this requirement enrol in this unit.
MIDW2005 Midwifery Continuity Partnerships C
Session2
Location Domestic International
Online
Session2
N/A
Pre-requisites MIDW2003 - Optimising Health in Childbearing II AND MIDW2004 - Midwifery Continuity Partnerships B
Enrolment information This unit contains professional experience learning/laboratory activities that require students to meet mandatory compliance requirements prior to attending. Failure to comply with these requirements will result in you being unable to undertake the Professional Experience Learning and/or stipulated Laboratory Activity which may result in failure of the unit. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/healthplacements Please note: Full Covid-19 vaccination is a mandatory requirement associated with the placement element of this unit of study. This requirement has been stipulated by the placement providers. It is strongly recommended that only students who meet this requirement enrol in this unit.
INDG2001 Health and Indigenous Australian Peoples
Term2,4
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term2,4
Term2,4
Online
Term2,4
Term4
Year 3, Session 1
MIDW3002 High Acuity Midwifery
Session1
Note 1
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Session1
Session1
Gold Coast
Session1
Session1
Pre-requisites MIDW2006 - Optimising Health in Complex Childbearing AND MIDW2005 - Midwifery Continuity Partnerships C AND MIDW2008 - Midwifery Practice in Complex Childbearing AND STAT2001 - Introduction to Evidence for Health Science Practitioners
Enrolment information This unit contains professional experience learning/ laboratory activities that require students to meet mandatory compliance requirements prior to attending. Failure to comply with these requirements will result in you being unable to undertake the Professional Experience Learning and/or stipulated Laboratory Activity which may result in failure of the unit. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/healthplacements Please note Full Covid-19 vaccination is a mandatory requirement associated with the placement element of this unit of study. This requirement has been stipulated by the placement providers. It is strongly recommended that only students who meet this requirement enrol in this unit.
MIDW3001 Mental Health and Wellbeing
Session1
Location Domestic International
Online
Session1
N/A
Pre-requisites MIDW2006 - Optimising Health in Complex Childbearing AND MIDW2005 - Midwifery Continuity Partnerships C AND MIDW2008 - Midwifery Practice in Complex Childbearing AND STAT2001 - Introduction to Evidence for Health Science Practitioners
Enrolment information This unit contains professional experience learning/laboratory activities that require students to meet mandatory compliance requirements prior to attending. Failure to comply with these requirements will result in you being unable to undertake the Professional Experience Learning and/or stipulated Laboratory Activity which may result in failure of the unit. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/healthplacements Please note: Full Covid-19 vaccination is a mandatory requirement associated with the placement element of this unit of study. This requirement has been stipulated by the placement providers. It is strongly recommended that only students who meet this requirement enrol in this unit.
MIDW2007 Midwifery Continuity Partnerships D
Session1
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Session1
Session1
Gold Coast
Session1
Session1
Pre-requisites MIDW2006 - Optimising Health in Complex Childbearing AND MIDW2008 - Midwifery Practice in Complex Childbearing AND MIDW2005 - Midwifery Continuity Partnerships C AND STAT2001 - Introduction to Evidence for Health Science Practitioners
Enrolment information This unit contains professional experience learning/ laboratory activities that require students to meet mandatory compliance requirements prior to attending. Failure to comply with these requirements will result in you being unable to undertake the Professional Experience Learning and/or stipulated Laboratory Activity which may result in failure of the unit. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/healthplacements. Please note Full Covid-19 vaccination is a mandatory requirement associated with the placement element of this unit of study. This requirement has been stipulated by the placement providers. It is strongly recommended that only students who meet this requirement enrol in this unit.
Year 3, Session 2
MIDW3003 Transition to Registered Midwife
Session2
Location Domestic International
Online
Session2
N/A
Pre-requisites MIDW3002 - High Acuity Midwifery AND MIDW3001 - Mental Health and Wellbeing AND MIDW2007 - Midwifery Continuity Partnerships D
Co-requisites MIDW3004 - Midwifery Internship
Enrolment information This unit contains laboratory activities and/or professional experience learning that require students to fulfil certain vaccination and compliance requirements prior to attending. As some of these can take up to 5 months to complete, you must prepare now. Failure to comply with these requirements will result in you being unable to undertake the stipulated Laboratory Activity and/or Professional Experience Learning which may result in failure of the unit. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/healthplacements
NUTR1001 Food and Nutrition in Health
Session2,3
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Session2
Session2
Gold Coast
Session2
Session2
Lismore
Session2
Session2
Online
Session2,3
N/A
MIDW3004 Midwifery Internship
Session2
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Session2
Session2
Gold Coast
Session2
Session2
Pre-requisites MIDW3002 - High Acuity Midwifery AND MIDW2007 - Midwifery Continuity Partnerships D
Co-requisites MIDW3003 - Transition to Registered Midwife
Enrolment information This unit contains professional experience learning/ laboratory activities that require students to meet mandatory compliance requirements prior to attending. Failure to comply with these requirements will result in you being unable to undertake the Professional Experience Learning and/or stipulated Laboratory Activity which may result in failure of the unit. Full details are available at https://www.scu.edu.au/health/health-placements/. Please note Full Covid-19 vaccination is a mandatory requirement associated with the placement element of this unit of study. This requirement has been stipulated by the placement providers. It is strongly recommended that only students who meet this requirement enrol in this unit.
MIDW3005 The Role of the Midwife as Leader, Mentor and Educator
Session2
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Session2
Session2
Gold Coast
Session2
Session2
Pre-requisites MIDW3002 - High Acuity Midwifery

Unit Code Unit Title Available Credit points Notes
Year 1, Session 1
HBIO1003 Systemic Anatomy
Session1
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Session1
Session1
Gold Coast
Session1
Session1
Lismore
Session1
Session1
Anti-requisites HBIO1001 - Human Anatomy
HBIO1007 Human Physiology I
Session1,2
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Session1,2
Session1,2
Gold Coast
Session1,2
Session1,2
Lismore
Session1,2
Session1,2
Anti-requisites BIO00307 - Human Physiology
Year 1, Session 2
HBIO1008 Human Physiology II
Session2,3
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Session2,3
Session2,3
Gold Coast
Session2,3
Session2,3
Lismore
Session2,3
Session2,3
Pre-requisites HBIO1007 - Human Physiology I OR Students in the 2125150 - Diploma of Health must have completed HLTH1001 - Introduction to Science for Health Professions and have completed or be currently enrolled in HBIO1005 - Intermediate Anatomy and Physiology
Anti-requisites BIO00307 - Human Physiology
Year 2, Session 1
MIDW1001 Midwifery Foundations
Session1
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Session1
Session1
Gold Coast
Session1
Session1
MIDW1002 Primary Health Care Midwifery
Session1
Location Domestic International
Online
Session1
N/A
Year 2, Session 2
MIDW2002 Optimising Health in Childbearing I
Session2
Note 1
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Session2
Session2
Gold Coast
Session2
Session2
Pre-requisites MIDW1002 - Primary Health Care Midwifery AND MIDW1001 - Midwifery Foundations AND HBIO1003 - Systemic Anatomy
Co-requisites MIDW2001 - Midwifery Continuity Partnerships A (can be completed before or with this unit)
Enrolment information This unit contains professional experience learning/ laboratory activities that require students to meet mandatory compliance requirements prior to attending. Failure to comply with these requirements will result in you being unable to undertake the Professional Experience Learning and/or stipulated Laboratory Activity which may result in failure of the unit. Full details are available at https://www.scu.edu.au/health/health-placements/. Please note Full Covid-19 vaccination is a mandatory requirement associated with the placement element of this unit of study. This requirement has been stipulated by the placement providers. It is strongly recommended that only students who meet this requirement enrol in this unit.
MIDW2001 Midwifery Continuity Partnerships A
Session2
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Session2
Session2
Gold Coast
Session2
Session2
Pre-requisites MIDW1001 - Midwifery Foundations
Co-requisites MIDW2002 - Optimising Health in Childbearing I
Enrolment information This unit contains professional experience learning/laboratory activities that require students to meet mandatory compliance requirements prior to attending. Failure to comply with these requirements will result in you being unable to undertake the Professional Experience Learning and/or stipulated Laboratory Activity which may result in failure of the unit. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/healthplacements Please note: Full Covid-19 vaccination is a mandatory requirement associated with the placement element of this unit of study. This requirement has been stipulated by the placement providers. It is strongly recommended that only students who meet this requirement enrol in this unit.
Year 3, Session 1
MIDW2003 Optimising Health in Childbearing II
Session1
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Session1
Session1
Gold Coast
Session1
Session1
Pre-requisites MIDW2002 - Optimising Health in Childbearing I AND MIDW2001 - Midwifery Continuity Partnerships A
Co-requisites Have completed or be enrolled in MIDW2004 - Midwifery Continuity Partnerships B
Enrolment information This unit contains professional experience learning/ laboratory activities that require students to meet mandatory compliance requirements prior to attending. Failure to comply with these requirements will result in you being unable to undertake the Professional Experience Learning and/or stipulated Laboratory Activity which may result in failure of the unit. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/healthplacements Please note Full Covid-19 vaccination is a mandatory requirement associated with the placement element of this unit of study. This requirement has been stipulated by the placement providers. It is strongly recommended that only students who meet this requirement enrol in this unit.
MIDW2004 Midwifery Continuity Partnerships B
Session1
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Session1
Session1
Gold Coast
Session1
Session1
Pre-requisites MIDW2002 - Optimising Health in Childbearing I AND MIDW2001 - Midwifery Continuity Partnerships A
Co-requisites Be enrolled or have completed MIDW2003 - Optimising Health in Childbearing II
Enrolment information This unit contains professional experience learning/ laboratory activities that require students to meet mandatory compliance requirements prior to attending. Failure to comply with these requirements will result in you being unable to undertake the Professional Experience Learning and/or stipulated Laboratory Activity which may result in failure of the unit. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/healthplacements Please note Full Covid-19 vaccination is a mandatory requirement associated with the placement element of this unit of study. This requirement has been stipulated by the placement providers. It is strongly recommended that only students who meet this requirement enrol in this unit.
Year 3, Session 2
NUTR1001 Food and Nutrition in Health
Session2,3
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Session2
Session2
Gold Coast
Session2
Session2
Lismore
Session2
Session2
Online
Session2,3
N/A
INDG2001 Health and Indigenous Australian Peoples
Term2,4
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term2,4
Term2,4
Online
Term2,4
Term4
Year 4, Session 1
PHAR2001 Introductory Pharmacology
Session1,3
Location Domestic International
Online
Session1,3
Session1,3
Pre-requisites Be admitted to 3007303 - Bachelor of Nursing OR HBIO1009 - Introductory Anatomy and Physiology OR HBIO1007 - Human Physiology I
STAT2001 Introduction to Evidence for Health Science Practitioners
Session1,2,3
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Session2
Session2
Gold Coast
Session2
Session2
Lismore
Session2
Session2
Online
Session1,3
Session1,3
Pre-requisites 36 credit points
Year 4, Session 2
MIDW2006 Optimising Health in Complex Childbearing
Session2
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Session2
Session2
Gold Coast
Session2
Session2
Pre-requisites PHAR2001 - Introductory Pharmacology AND MIDW2003 - Optimising Health in Childbearing II AND MIDW2004 - Midwifery Continuity Partnerships B
Co-requisites MIDW2008 - Midwifery Practice in Complex Childbearing
MIDW2008 Midwifery Practice in Complex Childbearing
Session2
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Session2
Session2
Gold Coast
Session2
Session2
Pre-requisites PHAR2001 - Introductory Pharmacology AND MIDW2003 - Optimising Health in Childbearing II AND MIDW2004 - Midwifery Continuity Partnerships B
Co-requisites MIDW2006 - Optimising Health in Complex Childbearing
Enrolment information This unit contains professional experience learning/ laboratory activities that require students to meet mandatory compliance requirements prior to attending. Failure to comply with these requirements will result in you being unable to undertake the Professional Experience Learning and/or stipulated Laboratory Activity which may result in failure of the unit. Full details are available at https://www.scu.edu.au/health/health-placements/. Please note Full Covid-19 vaccination is a mandatory requirement associated with the placement element of this unit of study. This requirement has been stipulated by the placement providers. It is strongly recommended that only students who meet this requirement enrol in this unit.
MIDW2005 Midwifery Continuity Partnerships C
Session2
Location Domestic International
Online
Session2
N/A
Pre-requisites MIDW2003 - Optimising Health in Childbearing II AND MIDW2004 - Midwifery Continuity Partnerships B
Enrolment information This unit contains professional experience learning/laboratory activities that require students to meet mandatory compliance requirements prior to attending. Failure to comply with these requirements will result in you being unable to undertake the Professional Experience Learning and/or stipulated Laboratory Activity which may result in failure of the unit. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/healthplacements Please note: Full Covid-19 vaccination is a mandatory requirement associated with the placement element of this unit of study. This requirement has been stipulated by the placement providers. It is strongly recommended that only students who meet this requirement enrol in this unit.
Year 5, Session 1
MIDW3002 High Acuity Midwifery
Session1
Note 1
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Session1
Session1
Gold Coast
Session1
Session1
Pre-requisites MIDW2006 - Optimising Health in Complex Childbearing AND MIDW2005 - Midwifery Continuity Partnerships C AND MIDW2008 - Midwifery Practice in Complex Childbearing AND STAT2001 - Introduction to Evidence for Health Science Practitioners
Enrolment information This unit contains professional experience learning/ laboratory activities that require students to meet mandatory compliance requirements prior to attending. Failure to comply with these requirements will result in you being unable to undertake the Professional Experience Learning and/or stipulated Laboratory Activity which may result in failure of the unit. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/healthplacements Please note Full Covid-19 vaccination is a mandatory requirement associated with the placement element of this unit of study. This requirement has been stipulated by the placement providers. It is strongly recommended that only students who meet this requirement enrol in this unit.
Year 5, Session 2
MIDW3005 The Role of the Midwife as Leader, Mentor and Educator
Session2
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Session2
Session2
Gold Coast
Session2
Session2
Pre-requisites MIDW3002 - High Acuity Midwifery
Year 6, Session 1
MIDW3001 Mental Health and Wellbeing
Session1
Location Domestic International
Online
Session1
N/A
Pre-requisites MIDW2006 - Optimising Health in Complex Childbearing AND MIDW2005 - Midwifery Continuity Partnerships C AND MIDW2008 - Midwifery Practice in Complex Childbearing AND STAT2001 - Introduction to Evidence for Health Science Practitioners
Enrolment information This unit contains professional experience learning/laboratory activities that require students to meet mandatory compliance requirements prior to attending. Failure to comply with these requirements will result in you being unable to undertake the Professional Experience Learning and/or stipulated Laboratory Activity which may result in failure of the unit. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/healthplacements Please note: Full Covid-19 vaccination is a mandatory requirement associated with the placement element of this unit of study. This requirement has been stipulated by the placement providers. It is strongly recommended that only students who meet this requirement enrol in this unit.
MIDW2007 Midwifery Continuity Partnerships D
Session1
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Session1
Session1
Gold Coast
Session1
Session1
Pre-requisites MIDW2006 - Optimising Health in Complex Childbearing AND MIDW2008 - Midwifery Practice in Complex Childbearing AND MIDW2005 - Midwifery Continuity Partnerships C AND STAT2001 - Introduction to Evidence for Health Science Practitioners
Enrolment information This unit contains professional experience learning/ laboratory activities that require students to meet mandatory compliance requirements prior to attending. Failure to comply with these requirements will result in you being unable to undertake the Professional Experience Learning and/or stipulated Laboratory Activity which may result in failure of the unit. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/healthplacements. Please note Full Covid-19 vaccination is a mandatory requirement associated with the placement element of this unit of study. This requirement has been stipulated by the placement providers. It is strongly recommended that only students who meet this requirement enrol in this unit.
Year 6, Session 2
MIDW3003 Transition to Registered Midwife
Session2
Location Domestic International
Online
Session2
N/A
Pre-requisites MIDW3002 - High Acuity Midwifery AND MIDW3001 - Mental Health and Wellbeing AND MIDW2007 - Midwifery Continuity Partnerships D
Co-requisites MIDW3004 - Midwifery Internship
Enrolment information This unit contains laboratory activities and/or professional experience learning that require students to fulfil certain vaccination and compliance requirements prior to attending. As some of these can take up to 5 months to complete, you must prepare now. Failure to comply with these requirements will result in you being unable to undertake the stipulated Laboratory Activity and/or Professional Experience Learning which may result in failure of the unit. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/healthplacements
MIDW3004 Midwifery Internship
Session2
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Session2
Session2
Gold Coast
Session2
Session2
Pre-requisites MIDW3002 - High Acuity Midwifery AND MIDW2007 - Midwifery Continuity Partnerships D
Co-requisites MIDW3003 - Transition to Registered Midwife
Enrolment information This unit contains professional experience learning/ laboratory activities that require students to meet mandatory compliance requirements prior to attending. Failure to comply with these requirements will result in you being unable to undertake the Professional Experience Learning and/or stipulated Laboratory Activity which may result in failure of the unit. Full details are available at https://www.scu.edu.au/health/health-placements/. Please note Full Covid-19 vaccination is a mandatory requirement associated with the placement element of this unit of study. This requirement has been stipulated by the placement providers. It is strongly recommended that only students who meet this requirement enrol in this unit.

Unit Code Unit Title Available Credit points Notes
Year 1, Session 1
MIDW1001 Midwifery Foundations
Session1
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Session1
Session1
Gold Coast
Session1
Session1
MIDW1002 Primary Health Care Midwifery
Session1
Location Domestic International
Online
Session1
N/A
Year 1, Session 2
MIDW2002 Optimising Health in Childbearing I
Session2
Note 1
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Session2
Session2
Gold Coast
Session2
Session2
Pre-requisites MIDW1002 - Primary Health Care Midwifery AND MIDW1001 - Midwifery Foundations AND HBIO1003 - Systemic Anatomy
Co-requisites MIDW2001 - Midwifery Continuity Partnerships A (can be completed before or with this unit)
Enrolment information This unit contains professional experience learning/ laboratory activities that require students to meet mandatory compliance requirements prior to attending. Failure to comply with these requirements will result in you being unable to undertake the Professional Experience Learning and/or stipulated Laboratory Activity which may result in failure of the unit. Full details are available at https://www.scu.edu.au/health/health-placements/. Please note Full Covid-19 vaccination is a mandatory requirement associated with the placement element of this unit of study. This requirement has been stipulated by the placement providers. It is strongly recommended that only students who meet this requirement enrol in this unit.
MIDW2001 Midwifery Continuity Partnerships A
Session2
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Session2
Session2
Gold Coast
Session2
Session2
Pre-requisites MIDW1001 - Midwifery Foundations
Co-requisites MIDW2002 - Optimising Health in Childbearing I
Enrolment information This unit contains professional experience learning/laboratory activities that require students to meet mandatory compliance requirements prior to attending. Failure to comply with these requirements will result in you being unable to undertake the Professional Experience Learning and/or stipulated Laboratory Activity which may result in failure of the unit. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/healthplacements Please note: Full Covid-19 vaccination is a mandatory requirement associated with the placement element of this unit of study. This requirement has been stipulated by the placement providers. It is strongly recommended that only students who meet this requirement enrol in this unit.
Year 2, Session 1
MIDW2003 Optimising Health in Childbearing II
Session1
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Session1
Session1
Gold Coast
Session1
Session1
Pre-requisites MIDW2002 - Optimising Health in Childbearing I AND MIDW2001 - Midwifery Continuity Partnerships A
Co-requisites Have completed or be enrolled in MIDW2004 - Midwifery Continuity Partnerships B
Enrolment information This unit contains professional experience learning/ laboratory activities that require students to meet mandatory compliance requirements prior to attending. Failure to comply with these requirements will result in you being unable to undertake the Professional Experience Learning and/or stipulated Laboratory Activity which may result in failure of the unit. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/healthplacements Please note Full Covid-19 vaccination is a mandatory requirement associated with the placement element of this unit of study. This requirement has been stipulated by the placement providers. It is strongly recommended that only students who meet this requirement enrol in this unit.
MIDW2004 Midwifery Continuity Partnerships B
Session1
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Session1
Session1
Gold Coast
Session1
Session1
Pre-requisites MIDW2002 - Optimising Health in Childbearing I AND MIDW2001 - Midwifery Continuity Partnerships A
Co-requisites Be enrolled or have completed MIDW2003 - Optimising Health in Childbearing II
Enrolment information This unit contains professional experience learning/ laboratory activities that require students to meet mandatory compliance requirements prior to attending. Failure to comply with these requirements will result in you being unable to undertake the Professional Experience Learning and/or stipulated Laboratory Activity which may result in failure of the unit. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/healthplacements Please note Full Covid-19 vaccination is a mandatory requirement associated with the placement element of this unit of study. This requirement has been stipulated by the placement providers. It is strongly recommended that only students who meet this requirement enrol in this unit.
Year 2, Session 2
MIDW2006 Optimising Health in Complex Childbearing
Session2
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Session2
Session2
Gold Coast
Session2
Session2
Pre-requisites PHAR2001 - Introductory Pharmacology AND MIDW2003 - Optimising Health in Childbearing II AND MIDW2004 - Midwifery Continuity Partnerships B
Co-requisites MIDW2008 - Midwifery Practice in Complex Childbearing
MIDW2008 Midwifery Practice in Complex Childbearing
Session2
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Session2
Session2
Gold Coast
Session2
Session2
Pre-requisites PHAR2001 - Introductory Pharmacology AND MIDW2003 - Optimising Health in Childbearing II AND MIDW2004 - Midwifery Continuity Partnerships B
Co-requisites MIDW2006 - Optimising Health in Complex Childbearing
Enrolment information This unit contains professional experience learning/ laboratory activities that require students to meet mandatory compliance requirements prior to attending. Failure to comply with these requirements will result in you being unable to undertake the Professional Experience Learning and/or stipulated Laboratory Activity which may result in failure of the unit. Full details are available at https://www.scu.edu.au/health/health-placements/. Please note Full Covid-19 vaccination is a mandatory requirement associated with the placement element of this unit of study. This requirement has been stipulated by the placement providers. It is strongly recommended that only students who meet this requirement enrol in this unit.
MIDW2005 Midwifery Continuity Partnerships C
Session2
Location Domestic International
Online
Session2
N/A
Pre-requisites MIDW2003 - Optimising Health in Childbearing II AND MIDW2004 - Midwifery Continuity Partnerships B
Enrolment information This unit contains professional experience learning/laboratory activities that require students to meet mandatory compliance requirements prior to attending. Failure to comply with these requirements will result in you being unable to undertake the Professional Experience Learning and/or stipulated Laboratory Activity which may result in failure of the unit. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/healthplacements Please note: Full Covid-19 vaccination is a mandatory requirement associated with the placement element of this unit of study. This requirement has been stipulated by the placement providers. It is strongly recommended that only students who meet this requirement enrol in this unit.
Year 3, Session 1
MIDW3002 High Acuity Midwifery
Session1
Note 1
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Session1
Session1
Gold Coast
Session1
Session1
Pre-requisites MIDW2006 - Optimising Health in Complex Childbearing AND MIDW2005 - Midwifery Continuity Partnerships C AND MIDW2008 - Midwifery Practice in Complex Childbearing AND STAT2001 - Introduction to Evidence for Health Science Practitioners
Enrolment information This unit contains professional experience learning/ laboratory activities that require students to meet mandatory compliance requirements prior to attending. Failure to comply with these requirements will result in you being unable to undertake the Professional Experience Learning and/or stipulated Laboratory Activity which may result in failure of the unit. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/healthplacements Please note Full Covid-19 vaccination is a mandatory requirement associated with the placement element of this unit of study. This requirement has been stipulated by the placement providers. It is strongly recommended that only students who meet this requirement enrol in this unit.
MIDW2007 Midwifery Continuity Partnerships D
Session1
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Session1
Session1
Gold Coast
Session1
Session1
Pre-requisites MIDW2006 - Optimising Health in Complex Childbearing AND MIDW2008 - Midwifery Practice in Complex Childbearing AND MIDW2005 - Midwifery Continuity Partnerships C AND STAT2001 - Introduction to Evidence for Health Science Practitioners
Enrolment information This unit contains professional experience learning/ laboratory activities that require students to meet mandatory compliance requirements prior to attending. Failure to comply with these requirements will result in you being unable to undertake the Professional Experience Learning and/or stipulated Laboratory Activity which may result in failure of the unit. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/healthplacements. Please note Full Covid-19 vaccination is a mandatory requirement associated with the placement element of this unit of study. This requirement has been stipulated by the placement providers. It is strongly recommended that only students who meet this requirement enrol in this unit.
Year 3, Session 2
MWF30003 Transition to Registered Midwife
MIDW3005 The Role of the Midwife as Leader, Mentor and Educator
Session2
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Session2
Session2
Gold Coast
Session2
Session2
Pre-requisites MIDW3002 - High Acuity Midwifery
MIDW3004 Midwifery Internship
Session2
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Session2
Session2
Gold Coast
Session2
Session2
Pre-requisites MIDW3002 - High Acuity Midwifery AND MIDW2007 - Midwifery Continuity Partnerships D
Co-requisites MIDW3003 - Transition to Registered Midwife
Enrolment information This unit contains professional experience learning/ laboratory activities that require students to meet mandatory compliance requirements prior to attending. Failure to comply with these requirements will result in you being unable to undertake the Professional Experience Learning and/or stipulated Laboratory Activity which may result in failure of the unit. Full details are available at https://www.scu.edu.au/health/health-placements/. Please note Full Covid-19 vaccination is a mandatory requirement associated with the placement element of this unit of study. This requirement has been stipulated by the placement providers. It is strongly recommended that only students who meet this requirement enrol in this unit.

Note 1:

Double-weighted Unit

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
Core Units
HBIO1003 Systemic Anatomy
HBIO1007 Human Physiology I
STAT2001 Introduction to Evidence for Health Science Practitioners
PHAR2001 Introductory Pharmacology
HBIO1008 Human Physiology II
INDG2001 Health and Indigenous Australian Peoples
NUTR1001 Food and Nutrition in Health
MIDW1001 Midwifery Foundations
MIDW1002 Primary Health Care Midwifery
MIDW2002 Optimising Health in Childbearing I Note 1
MIDW2001 Midwifery Continuity Partnerships A
MIDW2003 Optimising Health in Childbearing II
MIDW2004 Midwifery Continuity Partnerships B
MIDW2006 Optimising Health in Complex Childbearing
MIDW2008 Midwifery Practice in Complex Childbearing
MIDW2005 Midwifery Continuity Partnerships C
MIDW3002 High Acuity Midwifery Note 1
MIDW2007 Midwifery Continuity Partnerships D
MIDW3005 The Role of the Midwife as Leader, Mentor and Educator
MIDW3003 Transition to Registered Midwife
MIDW3001 Mental Health and Wellbeing
MIDW3004 Midwifery Internship