Courses & Units

The Beginning Journey for Family and Midwife CNA648

This unit is being phased out, no new enrolments are being taken.

Note: In order to commence workplace learning outside of the University of Tasmania (including clinical placements and visits) students are required to demonstrate compliance with the Faculty of Health Science and School of Nursing and Midwifery policies relevant to workplace based learning. These include the Police Check Policy and Procedures, Infectious Disease Policy, Code of Conduct and Student Placement Agreement. Students who do not comply with these policies will not be placed or will be removed from placements and therefore will not be able to complete this unit. Students who have not complied or are unsure of the policies should seek guidance from the School.


This unit introduces you to the role and scope of practice of a midwife by examining primary health care as the framework for midwifery care and support of a pregnant woman and her family during her childbearing experience. You will build on your knowledge of human bioscience and behavioural sciences to develop an understanding of pregnancy. You will begin an exploration of trends within the Australian family that impact on women in the context of childbearing and midwifery practice.

You will examine models of care that integrate choice, continuity, and control for the woman surrounding the birthing experience. As part of the multidisciplinary team, you will develop competence in recognising and implementing culturally appropriate midwifery models of care during pregnancy.


Unit name The Beginning Journey for Family and Midwife
Unit code CNA648
Credit points 25
Faculty/School Faculty of Health
School of Health Science
Discipline School for Health Sciences
Teaching staff Ms K Munro (Coordinator)
Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


This unit is currently unavailable.


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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2015: $1,538.00 2015: $4,494.00 060303

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Teaching PatternOnline, face-to-face study days (2)

3 case studies

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