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Master of Health Practice in Midwifery

Key information

Level of study:
Master's Degree
Tuition fees:
Duration:
1.5 years
Start date: 18-July-2022
Campus:
AUT South Campus
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Summary

The Master of Health Practice is ideal for health professionals who want to extend their practical knowledge and are ready for the next step in their career. You can select papers and areas of practice that reflect your career needs and interests.

Study the AUT Master of Health Practice in Midwifery degree to help you take your health career to the next level. The programme is open to all registered midwives.

The midwifery papers focus on woman- and family-centered education that is applied and practice orientated, and encourage midwives to critically analyse and develop midwifery practice and expertise. You can choose to take online papers that are only seven weeks long, so you can complete your study while working.

The Master of Health Practice in Midwifery is ideal for health professionals with at least three years of clinical experience. You can select papers that reflect your career needs and interests.

Staircasing options from the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science or Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science are also available.

What you study:

You need a total of 180 points to complete the Master of Health Practice in Midwifery qualification.

Complete 75 points from

  • HEAL801 Disability and Health (15 points)
  • HEAL815 Specialist Readings (15 points)
  • HEAL816 Special Topic (15 points)
  • HEAL849 Specialty Practicum (30 points)
  • MIDW801 Physiological Childbirth for Midwifery Practice (15 points)*
  • MIDW802 Midwifery Care for Women with Hypertensive Conditions (15 points)*
  • MIDW803 Midwifery Care for Women with Obesity and Diabetes (15 points)*
  • MIDW804 Complexities in Midwifery Practice (15 points)*
  • MIDW805 Assessment of Foetal Wellbeing for Midwifery Practice (15 points)*
  • MIDW806 Assessment of Maternal Wellbeing for Midwifery Practice (15 points)*
  • MIDW807 Expanding Intrapartum Midwifery Practice (15 points)*
  • MIDW808 The Newborn Baby (15 points)*
  • MIDW809 Developing Midwifery Practice (15 points)*
  • MIDW810 Midwifery Practicum in Complex Contexts (15 points)
  • MIDW811 Elective Midwifery Practicum (15 points)
  • MIDW812 Childbirth Constructed (15 points)*
  • And include 15 points from a relevant postgraduate paper with approval

And select 15 points from

  • HEAL811 Integrative Research (15 points)
  • HEAL840 Critical Inquiry for Evidence Based Practice (15 points)

And select 15 points from

  • HEAL812 Health Professional Practice (15 points)
  • HEAL813 Practice Reality (15 points)

And either 60 points from

  • HEAL997 Practice Project (60 points)

Or 60 points from

  • HEAL986 Research in Practice (45 points)

And 15 points from a relevant postgraduate paper (with approval)

* Paper delivered online

Key features:

  • Closely linked to AUT’s Centre for Midwifery and Women's Health Research
  • Staff who are internationally recognised as experts in this field
  • AUT has the only university midwifery department north of Waikato
  • Strong industry links to inform our teaching and research
  • Includes a practice project in an area of your interest

Entry criteria

Must have completed the following or equivalent:

  • Relevant bachelor’s degree
  • Relevant graduate diploma
  • Relevant professional qualification

AND

At least three years of relevant professional experience

Other requirements

  • May be required to complete prerequisite papers in chosen subject area
  • May be asked to provide evidence of current professional practice
  • May be required to meet Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (HPCA Act) and Vulnerable Children’s Act (VCA Act) requirements and other relevant legislation

English Language Requirements:

IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; or equivalent; TOEFL iBT score of 90; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with A grade; GIE with B+ grade; CAE minimum overall score of 176; PTE minimum overall score of 58.

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