HSMW712 – Complexity and Diversity in Midwifery Practice

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Module code
Module title
Complexity and Diversity in Midwifery Practice
To consolidate and integrate midwifery practice to provide professional midwifery care in partnership with women/wahine experiencing complexity within the childbirth continuum.
  • HL0901
NZQA Level
Level 7
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1. Integrate professional and culturally responsive midwifery care in partnership with women/wahine experiencing complexity within the childbirth continuum.
2. Integrate comprehensive evidence-based midwifery care that recognises the woman’s individual circumstance.
3. Demonstrate professional accountability to women/wahine, the midwifery profession and to the wider community that reflects current legislation.
4. Apply effective, professional and therapeutic communication skills when working with the woman/wahine and family/whanau in complex and diverse situations.
5. Consolidate and integrate planning and decision making into midwifery practice for women/wahine experiencing complexity and diversity within the childbirth continuum.
Assessment Criteria
*This assessment must be passed to pass the module.
The portfolio is comprised of multiple components, including evidence of a minimum of 300 hours clinical placement.
Students need to provide evidence against all learning outcomes to pass this module.
Clinical placement (300 hours)
? Application of principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Turanga Kaupapa integrated into practice
? Spectrum of racism (unconscious bias, white privilege, micro-aggressions, covert and overt racism, institutionalized racism)
? Effective partnerships in a complex context
? Informed choice in diverse contexts
? Integration of midwifery knowledge and skill into professional practice in complex contexts
? Analysis and application of research and other ways of knowing into midwifery practice
? Exploring potential differences in practice
? Strategies for self-care within the professional context
? Reflecting on feedback in a professional and constructive manner
? Making midwifery decisions in complex situations, prioritizing care appropriately
? Incorporate legislation and Code of Ethics in practice
? Explore the challenges of accommodating diversity and professional practice
? Dynamics of power relationships
? Strategies to communicate in difficult situations
? Managing conflict
? Professional communication and clinical documentation with women/wahine and colleagues in complex and diverse practice settings
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.