NURS 3043 Midwife as a Facilitator of Learning

Credit Points 10

Coordinator Fiona Arundell Opens in new window

Description In this subject students will gain knowledge of adult learning principles and skills in facilitating learning in a range of hospital and community settings, including group antenatal care and childbirth and parenting education sessions. The role of the midwife in supporting women to make informed choices and be self-determined will be explored. In addition, students will gain knowledge and skills in facilitating student and peer learning and will begin to understand their role in teaching and learning as a registered midwife.

School Nursing & Midwifery

Discipline Midwifery

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject


Students must be enrolled in 4684 Bachelor of Midwifery

Learning Outcomes

1. Apply adult learning principles when working with students, peers, women and families.
2. Appraise the skills required for group facilitation
3. Facilitate learning by using a range of communication skills
4. Promote health improvement, women’s choices and self-determination through an educational process
5. Evaluate a range of teaching strategies and resources to facilitate health learning for women and families
6. Critically analyse the role of the midwife in supporting student, new graduate and peer learning

Subject Content

  • Principles of adult learning
  • Communication skills
  • Group facilitation skills
  • Strategies and resources used in group based learning
  • Digital health resources and emerging technologies to enable learning
  • Role of the midwife in supporting student and peer learning
  • Supporting women’s right to make informed choices and self-determination
  • Motivational interviewing and supporting behaviour change


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Viva Voce 15 minutes 20 N Individual
Presentation 10 minute presentation 20 N Individual
Reflection 750 word reflection 20 N Individual
Critical Review 1000 words 40 N Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • Pairman, S., Tracy, S., Dahlen, H., Dixon, L. (2019). Midwifery: Preparation for practice, (4th ed.). Chatswood, N.S.W: Elsevier, Australia 

Teaching Periods

Spring (2024)

Parramatta - Victoria Rd


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