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HSMW532 – The Childbearing Year and Midwifery Practice

Module code
Module title
The Childbearing Year and Midwifery Practice
To develop professional, competent and culturally responsive midwifery practice throughout the childbirth continuum.
  • HL0901
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate partnership with the woman/wahine and her family/whaanau with application of the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, cultural safety and Tuuranga Kaupapa.
2. Demonstrate appropriate and professional verbal and written communication with women/waahine, whaanau/families and colleagues.
3. Demonstrate developing midwifery knowledge, skills, decision-making and critical thinking processes.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of professional boundaries and accountability within the midwifery scope of practice.
Clinical placement (150 hours)
• Application of Tuuranga Kaupapa and the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi
• Integration of knowledge and named midwifery practice skills
• Development, adaptations and ongoing physical needs of newborn
• Effective decision making and critical thinking
• Application of research to practice
• Care of the well woman/waahine and newborn/peepi throughout pregnancy, labour and birth and the puerperium, including referral to appropriate services
• Prioritising midwifery care and time management
• Holistic application of individualised midwifery care including consideration of the social determinants of health
• Professional accountability in midwifery practice
• Therapeutic and professional communication skills
Assessment Criteria
*Clinical Competency Assessment
*Clinical Requirements
*The above two assessments must be passed to pass the module.
The portfolio is comprised of multiple components.
Students need to provide evidence against all learning outcomes, and gain an overall mark of 50% to pass this module.
Students must meet all the clinical requirements, including evidence of a minimum of 150 hours clinical placement to be eligible to pass this module.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
May include: Project-based Learning; Flipped Classroom; Blended Learning; Work-integrated Learning; Inclusive Practices.
Methods may include workshops and practical classes, tutorials, case-based learning, inquiry-based learning, group activities & discussion, supported online learning, e-portfolio, practice simulation.
Learning and Teaching Resource
An extended reading list will be supplied by the tutor at the commencement of the module. This will be updated annually.

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