The Bachelor of Midwifery prepares students for the role of Registered Midwife. The program is underpinned by a philosophy of woman-centred care and provides learning opportunities to prepare the students to function as reflective, compassionate, safe and competent midwives. Our programs qualify for ‘away from base’ funding for indigenous people.
Rural & remote midwifery
Pursue your interest in rural and remote midwifery at CDU. We offer rural and remote placements in the Northern Territory and interstate. If you have an interest in rural, remote and Indigenous women’s health, you’re in the right place.
We work closely with midwife-led clinics including birth centres and caseload midwifery programs. As a midwifery student, you'll work with a midwife or team of midwives supporting childbearing women through pregnancy, birth and postnatal care.
Continuity of care
As a Bachelor of Midwifery student, you'll apply your knowledge and skills from first year by commencing continuity of care journeys with childbearing women.
This program focuses on the continuity of care approach giving you a minimum of 20 midwifery care experiences.
Towards the end of the course, you'll take on a small caseload of women, under the supervision of a registered midwife, where you'll take on the role of primary carer.
Clinical training blocks
Clinical training blocks (CBTs) are designed to enable you to gain clinical experience. They're an integral part of the Bachelor of Midwifery. Many students report this as the most rewarding and challenging part of the degree.
Employed Model Program
The Bachelor of Midwifery Registered Nurse Pathway is a two-year program for registered nurses. The course is delivered online at a part-time study load (two units per semester) with clinical competency requirements and mandatory intensive clinical teaching blocks held in Darwin.
Paid employment is offered through the Top End Health Service and the Central Australia Health Service on full-time (38 hours per week) or fixed part-time contacts while undertaking two years part-time study in the Bachelor of Midwifery program through CDU.
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The Lowitja Institute International Indigenous Health and Wellbeing Conference 2019.