MIDW351 - Global Perspectives on Midwifery

10 cp
Prerequisites
For BMidw Students: MIDW127 Foundations in Midwifery
For BMidw (Graduate Entry) Students: MDGE100 Introduction to Midwifery and Care of the Pregnant Woman
Teaching Organisation

This unit provides the opportunity for students to explore global perspectives in midwifery today. The unit is required by students to build on their earlier learning about their role in primary health care, specifically in relation to maternal health and reproductive rights, and the promotion of safe motherhood in both Australian and international contexts.

Community engagement will also be a key feature of this unit as students work collaboratively with community groups and organisations to achieve mutually agreed goals that build capacity, especially with those who are marginalised and disadvantaged. Students have the opportunity to engage with local, regional or international communities to foster social inclusion, build capacity and enrich social cohesion to improve wellbeing. Through this community engagement, students will develop and reflect upon the values of partnership, equality, mutual respect and commitment in alignment with the mission of the university.

The aims of this unit are first, to build on earlier learning and extend students' understanding of midwifery's important role in primary health care and second, to facilitate a community engagement placement during which students will be provided the opportunity to contribute to the welfare of marginalised and disadvantaged persons.