Bachelor of Midwifery (Honours)

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Bachelor of Midwifery (Honours)


Program summary

Take your first step into midwifery research

Our one-year honours program has a strong focus on clinical practice and allows registered midwives to research contemporary health issues. You’ll develop your 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
  • Complete a research project
  • Choose your topic area to research
Admission requirements
  • AQF Level 7 Bachelor of Midwifery award (or equivalent)
  • Registered with AHPRA
  • Meet the English language requirement
  • Have demonstrated a high level of achievement in a degree program

Graduates will be eligible to apply for membership to the Australian College of Midwives.

Career opportunities
  • Registered Midwife in a wide range of practice contexts and roles
  • Midwifery researcher
  • Pathway to an academic career

Application and admission advice

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Contact Student Central
+61 7 5430 2890
Ground floor, Building C, Sippy Downs

What will I study

Select your location, starting year and starting semester below to display your program structure and a recommended study sequence.

Program structure

Coursework component (4) 48 units

NUR709 Professional Internship
NUR713 Independent Study
NUR721 Research in Health Care

PLUS select 1 course (12 units) from:

HLT701 Qualitative Research: Approaches and Practice
HLT702 Simulation in Practice Education
NUR705 Responding in the Emergency Context
NUR707 Global Emergency Issues
NUR722 Assessment in Mental Health
NUR751 Advanced Health Assessment
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

Classes of honours

The degree will be awarded in one of the three classes:

  • Class 1
  • Class 2 (awarded as Division 1 or Division 2)
  • Class 3

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

Total units: 96

Recommended study sequence

This recommended study sequence ONLY represents the CURRENT program structure. Students in previous structures should use this sequence to inform order of courses and current course details. For courses in your commencing structure not included in the current sequence, search the course code for current course offerings and requisites.

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.

How to apply

Am I eligible to apply?
Domestic students
  1. Make an appointment with the Honours Coordinator within the Faculty of Science, Health, Education and Engineering to discuss your potential research topic and the availability of suitable supervisors.
  2. Download the Application for Honours program form
  3. Lodge the completed application form with supporting documentation to Student Central by the due date.
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