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|Award granted||Master of Midwifery|
Offered off campus only
|Length||1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
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.
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
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 CloudDeakin, 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.