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HSHS816 – Midwifery Praxis II

Module code
Module title
Midwifery Praxis II
This module will enable the midwife to develop knowledge and capabilities through critical, contextualised analysis of the complexities of midwifery practice. Midwives will critically reflect on the changing demographics of women and social infrastructure within society, which influence care provision. Using reflexivity and research, the midwife will influence and lead ways of working that progress service provision and the midwifery profession.
  • HS1102
  • HS1103
  • HS1601
  • HS1701
NZQA Level
Level 8
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Policy and legislation
oLocal, national international policy analysis
oEthical and legislative factors
Midwifery leadership
oPractice leadership
oOral presentation skills
o Interprofessional relationships
oWriting for publication
oConflict resolution
Evidence based
oInterpretation and application of research
oModels of change management
oQuality frameworks for improvement
oSustainability in midwifery practice
Reflexivity and relational practice
Teaching and Learning Strategy
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 mentor for formative, reflexive conversations. These conversations are to support leadership, quality and risk, and practice development skills and knowledge.
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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