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HSMW782 – Transition to Practice

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
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.
Clinical placement (230 hours) in a variety of settings, 40 hours directed and 30 hours self-directed learning
• 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 Tuuranga 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
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 230 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.
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/waahine 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/waahine and her family/whaanau 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.

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