HSMW731 – Transition to Practice

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Module code
Module title
Transition to Practice
To prepare the student midwife for the transition to becoming an autonomous midwifery practitioner.
  • 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. Competently demonstrate midwifery practice, as specified by the Midwifery Council of New Zealand Competencies for Entry to the Register of Midwives.
2. Works in partnership with woman/wahine throughout the maternity experience.
3. Apply comprehensive theoretical knowledge with the affective and technical skills needed to provide effective and safe midwifery care.
4. Promote practices that enhance the health of the woman/wahine and her family/whanau and which encourages their participation in her healthcare.
5. Upholds professional midwifery standards and uses professional judgement as a reflective practitioner when providing midwifery care.
? Midwifery portfolio according to the Midwifery Council New Zealand Competencies for Entry to the Register of Midwives and NZCOM Standards of Practice
? Midwifery First Year of Practice
? Preparation for practice
? Principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Turanga Kaupapa
? Working in partnership
? Integration of own midwifery practice
? Evidence-based practice and midwifery frameworks for practice
? Reflective practice
? Prioritising care and time management
? Professional and therapeutic communication and clinical documentation
? Small business management
? Clinical placement (230 hours)
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 230 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.