Course level



Health & Behavioural Sciences


Nursing, Midwifery & Social Wk




One Semester

Class contact



BIOM1060, MIDW1103, NUMW1102


BMid and BN/BMid

Assessment methods

Written assignments, Examination, Clinical skills assessment

Course coordinator

Peta Winters-Chang (

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2018 St Lucia Internal Course Profile

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Course description

This course will introduce students to the theory and practice of midwifery. An overview of the antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum periods, including normal newborn care will be explained to enable students to begin to develop the knowledge required to commence safe contemporary woman centred midwifery practice. A broad overview of each of the stages to pregnancy, labour, birth and postnatal care will be discussed with consideration of the core technical components required for a beginning level of midwifery practice. Students will have the opportunity to practice skills of monitoring, assessing and caring for the woman and baby during the antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum periods, in a simulated environment.