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HSMW643 – Women's Health and Midwifery Practice

Module code
Module title
Women's 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
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1. Apply culturally responsive knowledge and skills to the holistic assessment of the woman/waahine 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/waahine, family/whaanau and other professionals, including documentation.
4. Apply knowledge of health screening programmes for women/waahine.
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.
Clinical placement (150 hours)
• Te Ao Maaori – Maaori world views, values and belief system
• Tikanga Maaori me Te Whare Tangata – Maaori customs and protocols pertaining to the womb, pregnancy and childbirth
• Considerations of ‘tau’ and ‘noa’ within midwifery practice
• Pepeha and mihimihi
• Te reo Maaori pronunciation
• Partnership with the woman/waahine
• 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/waahine
• 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
*Clinical Competency Assessment
*Clinical Requirements
*These assessment 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 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.

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