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HSMW641 – Continuity in Midwifery Practice

Module code
Module title
Continuity in Midwifery Practice
To provide culturally responsive continuity of midwifery care in partnership with the well woman/waahine and baby throughout the childbearing year, employing the professional frameworks that guide midwifery practice.
  • HL0901
NZQA Level
Level 6
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate professional practice and accountability within the midwifery scope of practice.
2. Apply frameworks and evidence to analyse information and effectively solve problems that are encountered within midwifery practice.
3. Apply the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Tuuranga Kaupapa to the midwifery partnership.
4. Facilitate professional, culturally responsive, safe and effective midwifery care in continuity for the woman/waahine and baby.
5. Apply midwifery knowledge and skills to practice.
• Application of the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Tuuranga Kaupapa to midwifery practice
• Midwifery partnership with women/waahine and families/whaanau
• Flexibility when working with diversity
• Midwifery knowledge and skills in practice
• Professional frameworks, research and practice wisdom in midwifery care
• Critical thinking skills in planning care and midwifery decision making
• Professional, culturally responsive, safe and effective midwifery care for the woman/waahine and baby during normal pregnancy, labour, birth and the puerperium.
• Therapeutic communication for information sharing, education, and developing care plans with the woman/waahine
• Prioritisation of midwifery care and time management
• Technical skills and professional accountability in midwifery care
• Reflective practice
• Midwifery emergency management
• Ethical, cultural, social and political influences on the decision-making process
• Clinical documentation and professional communication
• Comprehensive assessment and care of the newborn baby from birth to six weeks of age
• Guidelines relating to referral of the woman/waahine and baby as necessary
• Local support agencies and groups
• Screening programmes offered by the National Screening Unit
• National Immunisation Schedule
Assessment Criteria
*Clinical Competency Assessment
*Clinical Requirements
*These 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 300 clinical hours to be eligible to pass this module.
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.
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.

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