Courses & Units

Context in Which Women Live CNA788

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast


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


This unit builds on CNA707 in that it considers more complex issues that influence contemporary midwifery care of women and their families. Trends within Australian health and society are explored and consideration given to the impact these have on women within the context of childbearing and midwifery practice. The history, health and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples will be explored along with principles of cultural safety. Strategies to support women to actively engage in decision-making in complex health situations are explored, along with examination of maternal/fetal rights.


Unit name Context in Which Women Live
Unit code CNA788
Credit Points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Health
School of Health Science
Discipline Health Sciences B
Teaching Staff

Lynne Staff, Rosy Green

Level Postgraduate


Location Semester Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1
Launceston Semester 1
Cradle Coast Semester 1


International students
Domestic students

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 23/2/2015 23/3/2015 13/4/2015 29/5/2015

* 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 2015 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2015 will be available from the 1st October 2014.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2014: $755.00 2014: $2,192.00 060315

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Teaching Pattern

2 Optional face-to-face study days, Online learning


Essay (2500 words) 50%, Report (2500 words) 50%

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