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Unit of Study MIDW3006 - Midwifery Practice: Mentorship A (2024)

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Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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

critically analyse and compare theoretical principles and practices of leadership within midwifery, including effective communication skills, that foster effective health care teams

critically analyse adult learning principles and practices that underpin the midwife as educator

explore and explain current theory and evidence-informed practice to midwifery mentor–mentee relationships

discuss the midwife’s role in creating a healthy workplace environment and building professional resilience in self and others

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • Delany, C., & Molloy, E., 2018, Learning and Teaching in Clinical Contexts: A Practical Guide. , Elsevier, Philadelphia, USA. ISBN: 9780729542722.
  • Downe, S., Byrom, S., & Simpson, L., 2010, Essential midwifery practice. leadership, expertise and collaborative working:, Wiley. ISBN: 9781405184311.
Prescribed Resources/Equipment
  • Brockett, R. G. (2015). Teaching adults : a practical guide for new teachers (First edition. ed.). San Francisco, California: Jossey-Bass.


  • De Leo, A., Bayes, S., Butt, J., Bloxsome, D., & Geraghty, S. (2021). Midwifery leaders’ views on the factors considered crucial to implementing evidence-based practice in clinical areas. Women and birth : Journal of the Australian College of Midwives, 34(1), 22-29. doi:10.1016/j.wombi.2020.08.013


Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.