Graduate Diploma in Midwifery Info Evening


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Graduate Diploma in Midwifery Info Evening

  1. 1. MIDWIFERYAllison CumminsCourse CoordinatorGraduate Diploma in Midwifery
  2. 2. The Faculty at a glance:• Located at both UTS campuses> City campus> Kuring-gai campus• Student numbers> 1,928 undergraduate> 589 postgraduate coursework> 53 postgraduate research• Over 100 staff members• Courses offered> Full-time (4 subjects per semester – some courses only)> Part-time (1 or 2 subjects per semester) (not available to international students)
  3. 3. Industry relevance• Supported by the area health networks, government and health care agencies• Courses are continually reviewed to ensure they keep pace with contemporary practice• Underpinned by health services and practice research
  4. 4. Postgraduate Midwifery courses> Graduate Diploma in Midwifery > for registered nurses wishing to become registered midwives > 12-14 months> Master of Midwifery > for registered midwives furthering their study > 3 years part-time or 1.5 years full time from 2012
  5. 5. Graduate Diploma in MidwiferyYou now need to apply for concurrent employment as a student midwife before youcan apply for the course.> 8 subjects > 1 pre-Autumn semester - February 2013 > 3 in Autumn semester > 4 in Spring semester> Clinical experience > 52 weeks (minimum 46) > 32 hours per week> Approved by the ANMC 2012
  6. 6. Employment opportunities• NSW Health website• 6 hospital preferences• Applications open 2nd July, close 13th August• Interviews – early September until 25th• Notified by email from the 12th October• Reply accept/decline position via email by 24th October
  7. 7. Hospitals• Auburn • Mater• Bankstown • Prince of Wales Private• Blacktown • Royal Hospital for Women• Campbelltown • Royal North Shore• Fairfield • Royal Prince Alfred• Gosford • Sydney Adventist Hospital• Hornsby • St George Private• Liverpool • St George/Sutherland• Manly • Westmead
  8. 8. Subjects> Preparation for midwifery practice> Midwifery practice 1> Midwifery practice 2> Evidence based midwifery practice> Midwifery in complex situations> Meaning of birth> Supporting families> Midwifery as Primary Health care
  9. 9. Assessments> Examinations>Clinical appraisals> Protocol development> Written role play> Designing an information pamphlet for women> Critical essays> Presentations/pod/vodcasts> Portfolio> Continuity of care experience
  10. 10. Hospital responsibilities University responsibilities> Orientation to hospital and unit> Clinical supervision > Provision of a supportive learning> Preceptor programs environment> Availability of mentors > Additional learning support> Use of adult learning principles > Flexible delivery of subjects> Support and debriefing > Appropriate assessment items> Clinical workbook> Competency assessments > Use of adult learning principles> Tutorials > Provision of additional information> Provision of knowledge > Encouragement and support> Support in decision making> Encouragement of autonomy> Respect
  11. 11. Applications1. Apply to UTS for Autumn semester 2012> Submit an application tonight at the Student Centre (open until 8pm) if you have all thenecessary documentation (free of charge)>Online through Universities Admissions Centre – ($52 application fee)>Should you fulfill academic requirements for entry into the course you will receive aconditional letter of offer from UTS>Concurrent employment as a student midwife is a requirement for entry to GraduateDiploma in Midwifery>The employment application process is run by NSW Health and is entirely independentof the university application process>UTS will receive notification of employment outcomes in late October 2011 and willadvise you accordingly by mail regarding your eligibility for an official offer into thecourse at that time.
  12. 12. Fees>>Commonwealth Supported Places are available for this courseScholarships> NSW Nurses Association-Edith Cavill trust scholarship> NSW Health>For information about other Postgraduate scholarships:
  13. 13. Support services at UTS> UTS: Library > online resources > tours and training services, eg. subject-based information skills > hands-on classes to help you find internet resources > “Rovers” in orange T-shirts can help you log on to computers, search for books, etc> UTS: BELL Program (Being an Effective Lifelong Learner) > online learning tutorials and resources, e.g. accessing information, writing and speaking, referencing, group work> HELLPS Centre > English language and academic development programs> UTS: Student Services > time management, stress management> Computing facilities at both campuses – many provide 24-hour access
  14. 14. Classroom learning
  15. 15. Up to no good!
  16. 16. Is this how it fits?
  17. 17. Figuring it out!
  18. 18. The real deal
  19. 19. With woman
  20. 20. The end result
  21. 21. Questions