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HSMW771 – Integrating Midwifery Practice

Module code
Module title
Integrating Midwifery Practice
To provide integrated, professional and culturally responsive, continuity of midwifery care in partnership with women/wahine and family/whanau and reflect on the integrating midwifery experience.
  • HL0901
NZQA Level
Level 7
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
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.
Learning Outcomes
1. Provide integrated, professional and culturally responsive midwifery care in partnership with women/waahine and within Tuuranga Kaupapa guidelines.
2. Integrate professional accountability, appropriate planning, critical thinking and decision making into midwifery practice for physiological birth and the management of obstetric emergencies.
3. Critically apply and reflect on advanced professional and appropriate communication with the woman/waahine, her family/whaanau, colleagues and collaboration with other health professionals.
4. Incorporate reflective midwifery practice, apply appropriate midwifery skills and critically examine and apply evidence to practice.
5. Apply midwifery knowledge and skills to physiological childbirth, obstetric emergencies and underlying pathophysiology conditions in the continuity of care context.
Clinical placement (600 hours) in a variety of community settings
• Integration of principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Tuuranga Kaupapa into culturally responsive midwifery practice in partnership with women/waahine
• Integration of evidence-based practice, frameworks for midwifery practice, appropriate knowledge and skills, and current legislation into practice
• Integration of critical thinking with midwifery practice that protects and promotes physiological birth including birthing options and services including home births and primary units
• Identify and responds to deviations from normal, collaborative communication and decision making in appropriate contexts.
• Decision making and care planning
• Skills for the management of obstetric emergencies.
• Professional accountability, therapeutic communication and documentation
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 600 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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