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HSMW783 – Elective Practicum

Module code
Module title
Elective Practicum
To pursue an approved area of midwifery practice; and reflect upon this midwifery practicum experience and consolidate midwifery knowledge, skills and research in preparation for their future role as 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.
Learning Outcomes
Individual student learning outcomes for selected practicum experience will be developed by the student and approved by the Module Coordinator. Learning outcomes will reflect the level descriptors set by NZQA in the New Zealand Register of Quality Assured Qualifications, the New Zealand College of Midwives Standards of Practice and the Midwifery Council of New Zealand’s Competencies for Entry to the Register of Midwives.
Clinical placement (150 hours)
• Practicum experience that enables individual learning outcomes to be achieved
• Demonstrated professional, culturally responsive, safe and effective midwifery care
• Demonstrated reflective practice
• Practises in partnership with women/waahine
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 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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