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2009 Postgraduate Handbook change register

Authorised changes to course entries in the handbook:

The notes in this register must be read in conjunction with the course entry provided in the handbook.

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Business and Economics

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Master of Clinical Midwifery 3565 14 July 2009 There have been substantial changes made to this course. For details compare the current and previous version.

Master of Clinical Midwifery

3565

4 June 2009

The following objectives deleted:

On completion of the course graduates will be expected to:

  • engage with clinical practice with a highly developed ethic of woman-centred maternity service, respecting the rights, values and individuality of woman, her choices and abilities within the framework of partnership
  • engage with the community in a manner likely to promote the role of midwifery, and encourage attitudes and behaviours that facilitate healthy reproduction and sexual health
  • demonstrate personal and professional attributes for the enhancement of self and the midwifery profession
  • become critical and reflective thinkers and decision-makers within a dynamic socio-political and economic healthcare environment
  • incorporate the principles of lifelong learning and the ability to adapt to an ever changing environment
  • clearly describe a broad range of research methodologies which may be used to investigate the discipline of midwifery
  • demonstrate skills in undertaking research including planning, development and implementation of a research project under supervision
  • identify clinical problems and utilise evidence-based practice models to research clinical problems
  • undertake leadership roles in midwifery practice in a range of settings from community, rural, remote and regional centres as well as tertiary referral centres
  • demonstrate knowledge, skills and attributes necessary for collaborative practice in regional and referral centres, midwifery-led maternity services in a range of settings, and for development of peers and services within maternity units.

The following objectives added:

On successful completion of the course, the student will be expected to be able to:

  • demonstrate competency to practice as a midwife at a beginning level in a variety of maternity settings in accordance with the ANMC National competency standards for the midwife (2006)
  • reflect attitudes which are congruent with the philosophy of valuing women, women centred care, and woman-midwife partnership
  • work both as a primary carer and in collaboration with other healthcare professionals in providing comprehensive care through women’s reproductive life
  • demonstrate personal and professional attributes for the enhancement of self and the midwifery profession
  • demonstrate critical and reflective thinking and decision making skills
  • incorporate the principles of lifelong learning into midwifery practice
  • identify clinical problems and utilise evidence based practice models to research clinical problems
  • demonstrate skills in undertaking research including planning, development and implementation of a research project under supervision
  • undertake leadership roles in midwifery practice in a range of settings promoting the role of midwifery in collaborative practice within the multidisciplinary team
  • demonstrate knowledge, skills and attributes necessary for collaborative practice in regional and referral centres, midwifery led maternity services in a range of setting, and for development of peers and services within maternity units.

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Science

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Graduate Certificate in Science

3515

8 May 2009

Course duration altered from 1 to 2 years part time.

Graduate Certificate in Mathematics Studies

3525

8 May 2009

Course duration altered from 1 to 2 years part time.

Clayton offering deleted.

Graduate Diploma in Science

3516

5 May 2009

Course duration altered from 2 to 3 years part time.

Requirements

The phrase "students complete a minor sequence " has been replaced with "students complete a major sequence ".