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Get ready to transform maternity care services
Our postgraduate program in Midwifery is the Master of Primary Maternity Care. Students and graduates describe this degree as “transformative” because it has prepared them to confidently lead the reorientation of maternity care services in their work environments to be woman-centred.
Studied online, the Master of Primary Maternity Care is unique. It is the first and currently only postgraduate program in the world that implements the 'Framework for Quality Maternal and Newborn Care' from the Lancet series on midwifery.
Find out more about how to study the Master of Primary Maternity Care.
Study with Qld'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 Queensland's No. 1 ranked university for Nursing and Midwifery, and 11th 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 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.
In your third year, you may choose to complete a rural or international clinical placement.
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 2018, a leading independent provider of high-quality education and career information.*Shanghai Ranking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2018
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.
|Bachelor of Midwifery||Gold Coast
|Bachelor of Midwifery (Honours)||Logan
|Graduate Certificate in Primary Maternity Care||Online
|Master of Primary Maternity Care||Online
It is important to check the degree requirements including placement requirements, before you apply.
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.
October 17, 2018
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Monday 5 February — Friday 21 December
Ongoing Q&A sessions
Book a 30 minute, personalised appointment with a member of our student recruitment team, to help find the right degree for you and get personalised advice about your study options. You can also find out about scholarships and discover admission pathways to university. Find out more
Saturday 15 December — Thursday 20 December
Explore Your Options - Online
Chat online with our expert study advisers after you have received your entry score, to discuss your study options. Find out about admission pathways, entry requirements and program options, plus what you can do if your OP or ATAR score was higher or lower than expected.
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