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HSHS815 – Midwifery Praxis I

Module code
Module title
Midwifery Praxis I
This module will enable midwives to develop knowledge and capabilities to critically analyse own midwifery practice within situations of complexity. Midwives will critique the range of societal and epidemiological factors that influence midwifery care. Through reflexivity and critical review of research, and individual midwifery practice, the midwife will further develop and maximise their midwifery care.
  • HS1102
  • HS1103
  • HS1601
  • HS1701
NZQA Level
Level 8
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
-Society and Epidemiology
oSocial determinants of health
oHealth literacy
oEpidemiology of complex midwifery care
oInequalities and inequities interconnected to chronicity
Midwifery practice
oReflective practice
oDelivery of care in complex situations
oMidwifery judgement and critical decision making
oMidwifery partnership and interprofessional relationships
oRelevant pathophysiology related to complexity
oStrengths based theories and strategies to support behaviour change
oRelevant obstetric conditions
Evidence based
oInterpretation and application of research
Midwifery frameworks: Code of Conduct, Cultural Competence, Standards for Practice and Turanga Kaupapa
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Teaching Learning Methods:
Teaching and learning methods will involve theoretical and online sessions including tutorials, workshops, group activities, discussion, independent learning, and assignments.
Students in this module are required to seek the support of a clinical mentor for formative critically reflective conversations in support of their developing knowledge, skills and competence in high risk midwifery care.

Assessment Criteria
Criteria to Pass this Module:
The portfolio is divided into multiple components. Midwives will need to submit all components and achieve a minimum overall grade of 50 to pass the module.
Learning and Teaching Resource
Required Text:
An extended reading list will be supplied by the tutor at commencement of the course. This will be updated annually

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