HSMW532 – Midwifery Practice and the Childbearing Year

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Module code
Module title
Midwifery Practice and the Childbearing Year
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
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate partnership with the woman/wahine and her family/whanau with application of the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, cultural safety and Turanga Kaupapa.
2. Demonstrate appropriate and professional verbal and written communication with women/wahine, whanau/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 Turanga 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/wahine and newborn/pepi 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
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.