Courses & Units

Professional Issues in Midwifery Practice CNA707



This unit is available for registered midwives wishing to upgrade their qualifications to a Graduate Diploma of Midwifery.


This unit is directed at currently practising midwives and examines a broad range of contemporary issues that impact on midwifery and women across the childbearing year. These are explored in the context of society's expectations and the political and social forces that shape professional midwifery practice. This unit is one of four units that are undertaken by registered midwives to upgrade to a Graduate Diploma of Midwifery. It contributes to knowledge, skills and attributes required for contemporary midwifery practice based on the NMBA national Competency Standards for the Midwife (2006).


Unit name Professional Issues in Midwifery Practice
Unit code CNA707
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Health
School of Health Science
Discipline Health Sciences
Teaching staff

Lynne Staff(Course Co-ordinator)/ Rosy Green

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

Units are offered as On-campus where the majority of teaching will occur at the campus identified.  Units offered Off-campus generally have no requirement for attendance at a physical university campus unless the unit has practical or fieldwork components*:  the campus indicated for an Off-Campus unit is the one at which teaching is administered from.

*Please read the Unit Introduction in the Course and Unit Handbook for attendance requirements for units offered in Off-campus mode.

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

About Census Dates

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 27/2/2017 23/3/2017 17/4/2017 2/6/2017
Semester 2 17/7/2017 10/8/2017 4/9/2017 20/10/2017



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $793.00 2017: $2,360.00 060303

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.


Teaching Pattern

Option to attend 2 study days, Online learning


Online Journal (1200 words) 20%, Report (1800 words), 30%, Essay (2500 words) 50%

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