Graduate Certificate in Midwifery Diagnostics and Prescribing
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What you'll learn
- Detail the specialised knowledge and skills required to undertake midwifery diagnostics and prescriber practice essential to have a notion as a midwife with scheduled medicines endorsement with the NMBA.
- Initiate, plan, implement and evaluate diagnostic and prescribing methods to review, analyse and synthesise information obtained to solve complex diagnostic problems in midwifery.
- Critically evaluate midwifery prescribing ideas by demonstrating creativity, personal autonomy, professional judgement and accountability.
- Make independent professional judgements to communicate complex midwifery prescribing and diagnostics information to a variety of audiences.
Graduates of this course will be suited to positions for which an extended scope of midwifery practice is required.
Possible future job titles: Endorsed Midwife
Accredited by: Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC)
The following course-specific admission requirements are mandatory and must be satisfied by all applicants. These requirements are in addition to or supersede the minimum requirements outlined within the Academic admission requirements band section below.
All applicants are required to be currently registered as a Midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA).
Academic admission requirements (Band 6) may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:
- Bachelor degree; or
- Equivalent prior learning including at least five years relevant professional experience.
English Proficiency Requirements
English competency requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:
- IELTS Academic with a minimum overall score of 7.0 and a minimum score of 7.0 in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking);
- Occupational English Test (OET) with a minimum score of B in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking);
- Pearson English Test (PTE) Academic with a minimum overall score of 65 and a minimum score of 65 in each of the four communicative skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking);
- TOEFL iBT with a minimum total score of 94 and the following minimum score in each section of the test:
- 24 for listening
- 24 for reading,
- 27 for writing, and
- 23 for speaking;
- Bachelor degree from an approved country;
- Successfully completed 0.375 EFTSL of study at postgraduate level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent); or
- Where accepted, equivalent prior learning, including at least five years relevant professional experience.
Note: English tests must be completed within 2 years of the proposed course commencement date and additional requirements may apply in relation to acceptable number of test sittings.
Credit for previous study or work
If you have completed units of study in another postgraduate course or have relevant professional experience, you may be eligible for Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning (CRPL).
To assess your eligibility for credit, we first need you to apply for and accept an offer in your course of interest with us. You can then submit an Application for Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning via your Student Portal.
Provides knowledge and skills to Australian Registered Midwives who wish to extend their scope of practice to include ordering and interpreting investigative tests, as well as the safe and effective prescribing of scheduled medicines.
Degree structure details
Recommended Study Pattern
As a guide, you will be required to complete the following core units:
- Screening and Diagnostics in Midwifery
- Pharmacology and Prescribing for Midwives
As part of your application, you’ll be guided through how to get the right degree structure in place for you.
Students are required to complete 60 credit points.