Develop the skills to provide excellent midwifery care with AUT's Bachelor of Health Science (Midwifery) degree.
AUT’s midwifery degree prepares you for a successful and rewarding career as a midwife, either as a hospital midwife or a lead maternity carer (a self-employed case loading midwife). Study midwifery at AUT's South Campus in Manukau or via distance learning in Northland and Taranaki (through a live online platform and local classes).
Practical experience is a key part of the midwifery programme. You spend more than half of your time in clinical practice, developing the skills to become a confident and competent midwife. Throughout your studies you complete 2,400 practice hours, an experience that reflects the real world of midwifery.
*The New Zealand Midwifery Council has additional IELTS requirements for registration
There are three semesters per year. This 480-point curriculum will normally be offered full-time over three years (including Summer School).
Papers this year cover the scientific underpinnings of midwifery and normal childbirth.
You further your understanding of the art, science and practice of midwifery and pharmacology. Papers also explore complications of childbirth, the newborn with special needs, women’s health and factors that impact on midwifery. These skills prepare you for professional practice.
You spend 80 percent of your time in practice placements with lead maternity carer midwives (self-employed case loading midwives) in the community and in primary and secondary maternity hospitals.
Throughout your studies you complete 2,400 practice hours, an experience that reflects the real world of midwifery.
If you're interested in a career with a Māori development perspective select the following papers as electives or as an alternative course of study
We will help you form relationships with Māori health providers, industry stakeholders and communities, and AUT Māori staff and students.
Job opportunities for midwives are good, especially in the Auckland region.
Midwives work in the areas of pregnancy and childbirth, including the first six weeks after childbirth. They are employed
in public hospital services, or set up in practice as a self-employed midwife in the community. Throughout your studies you complete 2,400 practice hours, an experience that reflects the real world of midwifery.
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25 Feb 2019
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