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|Award granted||Master of Midwifery|
Offered off campus only
|Length||1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1)
|Indicative annual fee 2013||$18,660/0.5 EFTSL-$9330* - Full-fee paying place|
|Level||Higher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)|
Health - Student and Academic Services
School of Nursing and Midwifery Postgraduate Enrolments Team
Tel 03 9244 6102
|Deakin course code||H776|
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.
This is a fee-paying course. Domestic students may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance in paying these tuition fees. For more information about FEE-HELP go to http://www.deakin.edu.au/future-students/fees/ . Domestic students may also be eligible for student income support through Youth Allowance and Austudy. Further information can be found at Deakin University's Fees website.
Fee paying place - Domestic (DFP)
A Fee paying place is one for which the university does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
Fee paying places are available to domestic students. Domestic students are those who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.
* The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2013, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2013 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.
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
Applicants for the Masters should be currently registered as midwives.
Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. Details of available courses and application closing dates can be found on the Apply webpage. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.
Your course may require further information in support of your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.
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.