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  • Objectives
    Will offer an innovative and broad study approach which prepares students for flexible career options in the dynamic healthcare environment. Inclusive of the public health, social and clinical aspects of nursing and midwifery, this course will cater for industry requirements and provide students with the knowledge and skills to deliver care within the clinical, policy and/or organisational context of Western Australian healthcare. This comprehensive course aims to prepare graduates to assume beginning level midwifery and comprehensive nursing responsibilities across the wide spectrum of healthcare contexts and cultural groups where nursing and midwifery is practised. The application for approval of this four-year course as a pathway for registration as a nurse and midwife has been submitted to the Nurses and Midwives Board of Western Australia.
  • Entry requirements
    Interviews will be conducted prior to enrolment to determine aptitude and capacity for the course.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Science (Nursing)/Bachelor of Science (Midwifery)
  • Course description
    Related careers
    Nurse, Midwife

    This course is not available for on-campus study by students on an International student visa.
    This course structure contains information about the units which comprise the course as well as the credit points required to successfully complete it.

    The Bachelor of Science (Nursing) Bachelor of Science (Midwifery) is a 600 credit point, four-year full-time award.

    Year One - Semester 1
    Unit           Description                                                                                                 Points

    NNT1106    Foundations of Nursing: Social, Indigenous and Cultural Perspectives         15
    NSP1103    Communication in Nursing                                                                             15
    NST1103    Psychosocial Nursing: A Life Span Approach                                                  15
    NMW1106  Principles of Midwifery Practice                                                                      15
    SCN1105    Biological Science in Nursing 1                                                                      15

    Year One - Semester 2
    Unit            Description                                                                                             Points

    NNT1204    Theories and Principles Relating to Nursing Care                                         15
    SCN1106    Biological Science in Nursing 2                                                                      15
    NMW1107    Physiological, Psychosocial and Emotional Issues in Pregnancy                 15
    NNI1102     Health and Health Challenges for Older Adults                                            15
    NSP1204    Health Assessment in Nursing                                                                      15

    Year Two - Semester 1
    Unit           Description                                                                                             Points

    NNT2205    Principles of the Individual's Adaptation to Altered Health Status 1         15
    NMW2101  Pregnancy and Birth                                                                                  15
    NST2106    Mental Health Problems and Disorders                                                     15
    NNS2205    Applied Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 1                                         15
    NSP2208    Beginning Nursing Competencies                                                             15

    Year Two - Semester 2
    Unit           Description                                                                                            Points

    NNI2202    Ethics and Law in Nursing                                                                         15
    NNT2206    Principles of the Individual's Adaptation to Altered Health Status 2         15
    NNS2106    Applied Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 2                                         15
    NMW2100  Beginning Midwifery Competencies                                                          15
    NSP2209    Developing Nursing Competencies                                                           15

    Year Three - Semester 1
    Unit           Description                                                                                           Points

    MPT3202    Holistic Midwifery Care                                                                             15
    NSP3200    Advanced Nursing Competencies                                                             15
    NMS3201    Applied Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 3                                        15
    NST3209    Evidence Based Practice in Health Care                                                   15
    NNT3201    Principles of the Individual's Adaptation to Altered Health Status 3         15

    Year Three - Semester 2
    Unit           Description                                                                                 Points

    NMW3103  Care of the Neonate                                                                       15
    NNI3204    Professional Issues in Nursing                                                        15
    NST3210    Contemporary Nursing in Indigenous and Population Health          15
    NSP3201    Practice Across Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Care                    15
    NNT3202    Theory Relating to Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Care               15

    Year Four - Semester 1
    Unit             Description                                                                           Points

    MPT4203      Skills for Midwifery in Acute Care Settings                               15
    MIP4203      Advanced Communication in Midwifery                                    15
    NMW4101    Applied Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 4                        15
    NMW4103    Practice Across Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Care 1         15
    NMW4108    Obstetric and Neonatal Emergencies                                      15

    Year Four - Semester 2
    Unit             Description                                                                         Points

    NMW4109    Practice Across Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Care 2         15
    NMW4107    Emergency Nursing                                                                 15
    MPT4402     Complex Midwifery Care                                                          15
    MIP4204      Continuity of Midwifery Care                                                   15
    NMW3102    Contemporary Issues in Nursing and Midwifery                      15

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