HSMW622 – Womens Health and Midwifery Practice

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Module code
Module title
Womens Health and Midwifery Practice
To apply within midwifery practice an understanding of women’s health issues, screening and assessment, medical conditions, and pre-conceptual and early pregnancy care.
  • HL0901
NZQA Level
Level 6
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1. Apply culturally responsive knowledge and skills to the holistic assessment of the woman/wahine in early pregnancy and/or preconception.
2. Work in partnership with women/wahine who are experiencing early pregnancy and gynaecological conditions and apply referral guidelines as appropriate.
3. Apply appropriate and culturally responsive communication skills when working with women/wahine, family/whanau and other professionals, including documentation.
4. Apply knowledge of health screening programmes for women/wahine.
Clinical placement (150 hours)
? Te Ao Maori – Maori world views, values and belief system
? Tikanga Maori me Te Whare Tangata – Maori customs and protocols pertaining to the womb, pregnancy and childbirth
? Considerations of ‘tau’ and ‘noa’ within midwifery practice
? Pepeha and mihimihi
? Te reo Maori pronunciation
? Partnership with the woman/wahine
? Interprofessional relationships
? Screening programmes and diagnostic tools.
? Integration of knowledge and skills related to women’s health assessment
? Evidence-based practice
? Critical thinking and midwifery decision making
? Comprehensive, holistic assessment of the woman/wahine
? Pre-conceptual and early pregnancy care
? Reflective practice
? Prioritising care and effective time management
? Recognising ethical, cultural, social and political influences in midwifery care provision
? Professional frameworks for midwifery practice
? Professional and therapeutic communication and clinical documentation
? Professional accountability
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.