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Deliver life-changing outcomes for women and their needs
Midwifery is more than a job. It is a challenging, varied and highly-specialised role that integrates skills, knowledge and traditions. Increasingly, midwives are relied upon by women to provide top-level advice and assistance during pregnancy, labour and the postnatal period.
At Griffith, you'll learn from expert clinicians, researchers and award-winning teachers who are leading the field in midwifery education, research and practice. You’ll learn to provide high-quality, safe and effective care before, during and after childbirth.
Study with Australia's No.1 ranked university for Nursing and Midwifery*
Griffith offers Australia's leading midwifery program. Our graduates are highly sought after and employed in hospitals and health centres all over the world. As the only university in Australia with two professors of midwifery (indicating our commitment to your academic and professional development), Griffith is also Australia's No. 1 ranked university for Nursing and Midwifery in Australia, and 2nd in the world.
Our graduates are sought after and employed in hospitals and health centres all over the world.
A large number of our students are of mature age and people changing careers. We understand the pressures involved in achieving work/life balance, so we go the extra mile so you’ll have the best possible chance to succeed.
Our Bachelor of Midwifery degree blends online learning with two-week intensive blocks on campus each semester. You’ll learn from expert midwives in midwifery laboratories that simulate the clinical environment. You’ll also undertake midwifery clinical experience through extensive placements in health services involving morning, evening and night shifts.
You’ll also undertake midwifery clinical experience through extensive placements in health services involving morning, evening and night shifts.
Placements are available at a range of sites and partner hospitals, from the Sunshine Coast to the Gold Coast. In your third year, you may choose to complete a rural or international clinical placement.
You’ll participate in contemporary clinical placements and clinical tutorials supported by practice lecturers where you’ll have the opportunity to apply the skills taught and practiced in the clinical learning labs when working under the supervision of registered midwives.
You’ll follow 20 women throughout their pregnancy, birth and the six week period after birth. You’ll be required to be on call to attend the labour and birth.
Your clinical experience will be gained across a variety of settings and hospital services. You’ll be allocated to one main hospital or a private midwifery practice, where you’ll undertake 2–3 shifts per week across the 24-hour time span that women access care from midwives.
You’ll graduate with a solid foundation of midwifery’s theoretical knowledge and practical applications.
Nursing at Griffith is rated 5-stars for Educational Experience, Student Support, and Median Graduate Salary by the Good Universities Guide 2020, a leading independent provider of high-quality education and career information.*Shanghai Ranking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020
Celebrating the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife
The 2020 global events have highlighted the importance of critical healthcare workers who are at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic and who continue to serve the community. Students, alumni and academics from the School of Nursing and Midwifery share their experiences in these incredibly important fields.
Professional development for midwives and nurses
Our one or two day short course Midwifery workshops can provide CPD points to keep your qualification current. They are also an excellent way to sample our full postgraduate programs. Semester duration courses that provide 10 credit points towards a postgraduate degree include:
- Advanced Breastfeeding and Lactation
- Perinatal Mental Health
- Screening, Diagnostics, Pharmacology and Prescribing for Midwives
- Promoting Sexual Health and Wellness
Find out more about these short courses.
Capable, confident graduates can take their skills anywhere
Griffith midwifery graduates, with their highly developed knowledge and many clinical skills, are highly valued and in constant demand throughout Australia and overseas
You'll find opportunities for a rewarding, challenging career as a midwife in a range of public and private healthcare settings, including:
- Private practice
- Maternity and neonatal care settings
- Rural remote health care
- International aid organisations
Other employment opportunities can include research and policy development.
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