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|Award granted||Master of Midwifery|
|Campus||This course is only offered off campus|
|Length||1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1)
|Indicative annual fee 2013||$23,080* AUD|
|Level||Higher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)|
Overall IELTS score of 7.0, with 7.0 in all bands. More information is available at www.ielts.org
|Deakin course code||H776|
|Faculty contacts||Deakin International|
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
The Master of Midwifery (12 credit points) is designed to allow midwives to explore at an advanced or expanded level, issues surrounding healthy women during the childbearing experience, their newborn infants, and families; women who experience complex health issues (risk management) during pregnancy, labour, birth or the time after birth, and newborn infants who experience health issues (risk management).
Students who wish to complete the Master of Midwifery by research are required to undertake the 4 credit point minor thesis following successful completion of the unit HNN727 Research in Nursing and Midwifery or equivalent. Alternatively, students may complete the Master of Midwifery via coursework.
The Master of Midwifery comprises twelve credit points of study and is designed for currently practising midwives who wish to expand their professional knowledge and practice.
Course structure for currently practising midwifery practitioners
Following successful completion of the first 8 credit points of study and registration as a midwife with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (“AHPRA”), through the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (“NMBA”), a further 4 credit points of study are required for the Master of Midwifery. These 4 credit points may be chosen as Option 1 or Option 2 below and undertaken in an off campus study mode.
Option 1 - by coursework (off campus units of study)
Students wishing to undertake the 4 credit point minor thesis in order to complete the Master of Midwifery by research (option 2) must have previously completed HNN727 Research in Nursing and Midwifery** (or equivalent).
Elective units that have not been undertaken previously in the Graduate Diploma of Midwifery must be chosen
Students choose four elective units from the following:
|HNM708||Midwifery Professional Practice (2 credit points)|
|HNN727||Research in Nursing and Midwifery (2 credit points)|
|HNN734||Advanced Primary Health Care Practice|
|HNN780||Quality and Safety in Medication Management|
|HNN781||Therapeutic Medication Management|
Alternatively, students may select level 7 electives from other Schools within the Faculty of Health.
Option 2 - by research
HNN727** or equivalent, is the prerequisite unit for the thesis units
|HNN725||Research Thesis A|
|HNN726||Research Thesis B|
**this unit is worth 2 credit points
Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record. The minimum requirements are successful completion of a three-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from an approved university or other educational institution or successful completion of other equivalent qualifications gained by examination, or approved professional or industrial experience. International students must also meet the English language requirements.
Applicants for the Masters should be currently registered as midwives.
Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.
Domestic students enrolled in this postgraduate coursework program may be eligible for student income support through Youth Allowance and Austudy.
Further information can be found at Deakin University's Fees website.
Support for off-campus students
As an off-campus student in the Master of Midwifery you will usually receive course material package for each unit you are studying (except for the units HNN780 and HNN781 – online materials provided) to ensure you have support and direction for your studies, and access to the academic material that is relevant for your course. You will also be supported by our award-winning library services and interactive learning technologies such as Desire to learn (D2L), teleconferencing, eLive activities (i.e. group work or discussions) and iLectures (online lecture recordings). These technologies facilitate student engagement in a large proportion of the specialist units.