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Unit of Study MIDW1003 - Foundations of Midwifery (2024)

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

discuss the history of Australia’s health care system, and how the history of midwifery in Australia, impacts contemporary midwifery care

define the principles and philosophy of contemporary midwifery from a feminist perspective

apply legal, ethical theories and legal principles to discussions on common dilemmas in practice, women's rights, and health care practice

discuss midwifery as a public health strategy that improves maternal health outcomes, and quality and safety

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • McDonald, F. J., & Then, S-N., 2019, Ethics, law and health care: a guide for nurses and midwives, 2nd edn, Red Globe Press, London UK. ISBN: 9781352005394.
  • Pairman, Sally. & Tracy, Sally. & Dahlen, Hannah G. & Dixon, Lesley. , 2019, Midwifery: preparation for practice, 4th edn, Elsevier, Chatswood, NSW. ISBN: 9780729542678.
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