Bachelor of Midwifery (Honours) | UniSC | University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Bachelor of Midwifery (Honours)

A one-year honours program with a strong focus on clinical practice, allowing registered midwives to research contemporary health issues. You’ll develop research capabilities through coursework and a research project focused on a topic you’re passionate about. At the end of the program, you’ll have clinical practice knowledge and will be able to undertake research within a midwifery practice. Take advantage of advanced roles that develop within the health precinct on the Sunshine Coast, new maternity services and models, and increasing demand for midwifery researchers.

In this program you will:

  • Research contemporary health issues relating to pregnancy or midwifery practice
  • Choose your topic area to research
  • Complete a research project

Location

Duration

1 year 1 year Full-time or equivalent part-time Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.
Full-time or equivalent part-time Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.

Indicative fees

Indicative 2023 fees ($AUD)

A$4,642 - 2023 Fees CSP
CSP

Start

  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2
  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2

Start
  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2
  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2
Delivery mode
  • Blended Learning, Online
Total courses
8
Total units
96
Duration
1 year 1 year
UniSC program code
SC423
Program coordinator
Program structure
Coursework component (4) 48 units

NUR713 Independent Study
NUR721 Research in Health Care
HLT701 Qualitative Research: Approaches and Practice
PUB708 Quantitative Research Methods

Research component (4) 48 units

NUR731A Research Project A
NUR731B Research Project B
NUR731C Research Project C
NUR731F Research Project F

Additional requirements

The class of Honours to be awarded to a student is dependent upon:

  • the percentage results achieved by study in eight courses as specified in the table below;
  • the student achieving at least 50% in NUR731F Research Project.

USC courses

NUR713 Independent Study

NUR721 Research in Health Care

HLT701 Qualitative Research: Approaches and Practice

PUB708 Quantitative Research Methods

NUR731A Research Project A

NUR731B Research Project B

NUR731C Research Project C

NUR731F Research Project F

A student must complete a minimum of 8 courses in the table, including the research project, for an honours grade to be awarded.

The minimum levels of achievement normally required for each class of honours are shown in the following table.

Honours results classification

Overall Percentage attained in Specified Courses *

Honours Class I

80% - 100%

Honours Class IIA

70% - 79%

Honours Class IIB

60% - 69%

Honours Class III

50% - 59%

* The percentage result shall be rounded up if ≥ 0.5 or rounded down if < 0.5.

Note: Program structures are subject to change. Not all USC courses are available on every USC campus.

Study sequences

This study sequence reflects the current program structure. Continuing students must follow their commencing structure, which can be found in the previous student handbooks.

  • AQF Level 7 Bachelor of Midwifery award (or equivalent)
  • Registered with AHPRA
  • Meet the English language requirement
  • GPA of 5.0  over the second and third year of the degree program
Program requirements
In order to graduate you must:
  • Successfully complete 96 units as outlined in the Program Structure

Program notes
  • Completing this program within the specified (full-time) duration is based on studying 48 unit points per semester (normally 4 courses) and following the recommended study sequence

  • The unit value of all courses is 12 units unless otherwise specified

  • It is each students responsibility to enrol correctly according to your course requisites, program rules and requirements and be aware of the academic calendar dates

  • Refer to the Managing your progression page for help in understanding your program structure, reviewing your progress and planning remaining courses.

Career opportunities

  • Midwifery researcher
  • Pathway to an academic career
  • Registered midwife in a variety of settings

Memberships

Graduates may be eligible to become members of:

  • Australian College of Midwives

Headstart Program - Year 11 or 12

The Headstart program lets you study uni subjects while you’re still in high school. If you successfully complete two Headstart courses, you’ll get a selection rank that you could use to get into uni.

Early Offer Guarantee scheme - Year 12

The Early Offer Guarantee scheme enables Year 12 students to be offered a place at USC on the basis of their Principal's recommendation.

Previous qualifications or experience

If you:

  • have completed Year 12 (no matter how long ago)
  • have a TAFE/VET qualification
  • have relevant work experience, or
  • have studied at university before (even if you didn’t complete your studies)

You may be eligible for a selection rank, which can help you get into uni. For more detailed information selection ranks and how applications are assessed, visit Admissions explained.

Tertiary Preparation Pathway

If you don’t have qualifications or experience that will give you a selection rank, you can complete the Tertiary Preparation Pathway as a stepping stone into most degrees. You can also use TPP to complete subject prerequisites.

If you haven’t studied in a while, TPP is also a great way to brush up on essential study skills like critical reading, assignment writing and referencing.

It can also build your knowledge and confidence in the subject areas you’ll need for your degree, like science or maths. TPP courses are fee-free for eligible domestic students.

I identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander

You may be eligible for direct entry into a USC degree based on your potential to succeed, under USC’s Indigenous Direct Entry and Access Scheme (IDEAS). All you have to do is complete an online application through our website.

CSP estimate
A$4,642 - 2023 Fees

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth supported places are substantially subsidised by the Australian Government so that students only pay 'student contribution" amounts. The student contribution amount will vary depending on the course you are studying and how much funding the Government provides.

If you accept a Commonwealth supported place you are a Commonwealth supported student. As a Commonwealth supported student you must make a contribution towards the cost of your education (unless you are enrolled in Enabling or Tertiary Preparation Pathway courses) with the majority of the cost met by the Commonwealth Government.

Commonwealth supported places are only available to domestic students. As a domestic student you are entitled to a Commonwealth supported place in an eligible program if you:

  • meet the citizenship and residency requirements
  • complete an electronic Commonwealth Assistance Form (eCAF)
  • meet the University's entry requirements for your chosen program.

Domestic applicants apply for admission direct to USC.

Find out about how to apply and key application closing dates.

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Student story

“I loved attending lectures, listening to their clinical experiences and approaches, and participating in engaging and thought-provoking discussions with students.”