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GRADUATE DIPLOMA INMIDWIFERYAllison Cummins, Course Co-ordinator
The Faculty at a glance:• Located at both UTS campuses> City campus> Kuring-gai campus• Student numbers> 1,928 undergradua...
Industry relevance• Supported by the area healthnetworks, government and healthcare agencies• Courses are continually revi...
Postgraduate Midwiferycourses> Graduate Diploma in Midwifery> for registered nurses wishing tobecome registered midwives> ...
Graduate Diploma in MidwiferyYou now need to apply for concurrent employment as a student midwife before youcan apply for ...
Employment opportunities• NSW Health website – MID START• 6 hospital preferences• Applications open 3rd July, close 14thAu...
Hospitals• Auburn• Bankstown• Blacktown• Campbelltown• Fairfield• Gosford• Hornsby• Liverpool• Manly• Mater• Prince of Wal...
Subjects> Preparation for midwifery practice> Midwifery practice 1> Midwifery practice 2> Evidence based midwifery practic...
Assessments> Examinations>Clinical appraisals> Protocol development> Written role play> Designing an information pamphlet ...
Hospital responsibilities> Orientation to hospital and unit> Clinical supervision> Preceptor programs> Availability of men...
Applications1. Apply to UTS for Autumn semester 2014> Submit an application tonight at the Student Centre (open until 8pm)...
Fees>www.sau.uts.edu.au/fees>Commonwealth Supported Places are available for this courseScholarships> NSW Nurses Associati...
Support services at UTS> UTS: Library> online resources> tours and training services, eg. subject-based information skills...
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  1. 1. GRADUATE DIPLOMA INMIDWIFERYAllison Cummins, Course Co-ordinator
  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 healthnetworks, government and healthcare agencies• Courses are continually reviewed toensure they keep pace withcontemporary practice• Underpinned by health services andpractice research
  4. 4. Postgraduate Midwiferycourses> Graduate Diploma in Midwifery> for registered nurses wishing tobecome registered midwives> 12-14 months> Master of Midwifery> for registered midwives furthering theirstudy> 3 years part-time or 1.5 years full timefrom 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 2014> 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 – MID START• 6 hospital preferences• Applications open 3rd July, close 14thAugust• Interviews – early September until 24th• Notified by email from the 8th October• Reply accept/decline position via email by17th October
  7. 7. Hospitals• Auburn• Bankstown• Blacktown• Campbelltown• Fairfield• Gosford• Hornsby• Liverpool• Manly• Mater• Prince of Wales Private• Royal Hospital for Women• Royal North Shore• Royal Prince Alfred• Sydney Adventist Hospital• St George Private• St George/Sutherland• 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> Orientation to hospital and unit> Clinical supervision> Preceptor programs> Availability of mentors> Use of adult learning principles> Support and debriefing> Clinical workbook> Competency assessments> Tutorials> Provision of knowledge> Support in decision making> Encouragement of autonomy> RespectUniversity responsibilities> Provision of a supportive learningenvironment> Additional learning support> Flexible delivery of subjects> Appropriate assessment items> Use of adult learning principles> Provision of additional information> Encouragement and support
  11. 11. Applications1. Apply to UTS for Autumn semester 2014> 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 – www.uac.edu.au ($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 midwifery student 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>www.sau.uts.edu.au/fees>Commonwealth Supported Places are available for this courseScholarships> NSW Nurses Association-Edith Cavill Trust Scholarship> NSW Health>For information about other Postgraduate scholarships:www.health.uts.edu.au/about
  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 andspeaking, 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. Is this how it fits?
  16. 16. Figuring it out!
  17. 17. Up to no good!
  18. 18. With woman
  19. 19. The end result
  20. 20. Questions
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