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Bachelor of Midwifery from Waikato Institute of Technology
Contact infoPhone: 0800 444 204
Min 42 Crs NCEA L3 in 4 subjects with 14 Crs Biology or Chemistry; 14 Crs NCEA L3 in an English, History, Art History, Classics, Geography or Economics; 14 Crs L3 in 2 additional NQF subjects or equiv; 14 Crs NCEA L1 Maths or Pangarau. IELTS 7.0 Academic
What can I learn during this qualification?
This programme involves three years full time study with 45 weeks of delivery each year, with both academic study and practical experience. Content includes: Competencies and standards required by Midwifery Council of NZ; Intro to midwifery knowledge and skills; intro to midwifery practice human structure and function; interpersonal skills; lactation and breastfeeding; human biological science; art and science of Midwifery; midwifery practice for normal birth; cultural frameworks for midwifery practice; health research; midwifery practice and the normal neonate; womens health assessment and the midwife; midwifery practices and complications of childbirth; newborn with special needs; complicated birth; pharmacology for professional practice; complexity and diversity in practice; the qualified midwife; integrating midwifery practice; practicum; transition to practice.
What can I expect out of this qualification?
The Bachelor of Midwifery is a 3 year degree. Graduates will be able to practise within the Midwifery Scope of Practice and meet the Competencies for Entry to the Register of Midwives as set by the Midwifery Council of New Zealand. Additionally this qualification aligns with the standards of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (UK). Graduates will have gained the skills, knowledge and capability to comprehend, critique and use midwifery knowledge in practice; recognise their role as an autonomous practitioner with responsibility and accountability for the midwifery care provided in all settings; access, evaluate and use information from a variety of sources to make clinical decisions; identify complications in mother or baby and work in collaboration with other health professionals to ensure appropriate care; demonstrate culturally safe practices; skills in communications and advocacy to work collaboratively with the client and other health professionals; preparation of women and their families for pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and parenthood; demonstrate an appreciation of the impact of contemporary social, cultural, political, economic, environmental and technological trends on midwifery practice. Graduates may take on the role of self-employed Lead Maternity Carers (LMCs), midwife, or as a core midwife in a hospital. The Bachelor of Midwifery qualification allows graduates to work autonomously within New Zealand as a midwife in hospitals and community practices, or as an independent midwifery practitioner.
Scholarships for this qualification
Ko Awatea Health Scholarships
- Counties Manukau District Health Board
- Maximum of $5,000
Waikato Institute of Technology training provider details
Main Campus Office
18 Aria Road
32 Norrie Ave
72 Ellicot Road
Te Aroha Road
Source: New Zealand Qualifications Authority (www.nzqa.govt.nz)