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Y19 Bachelor of Science (Nursing) Bachelor of Science (Midwifery)

The Bachelor of Science (Nursing) Bachelor of Science (Midwifery) course offers an innovative and broad study approach, preparing students for flexible career options in dynamic healthcare settings. This comprehensive course is unique in WA in preparing graduates for beginning level practice in both midwifery and nursing and provides students with the knowledge and skills to deliver high quality care within the healthcare environment.  This course has been approved as a pathway for registration as a nurse and midwife by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

 

On Completion of this course you will be eligible to undertake the following pathways: Midwife, Nurse, Paediatric Nurse, Critical Care Nurse, Mental Health Nurse, Regional Nurse, Aged Care Nurse, Rural Nurse, Remote Nurse.

 
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
  • Standard University Admission requirements apply. Students enrolled in Bachelor of Science (Nursing) will not be permitted to transfer into this course. Applications will not be accepted into this course through ECU portfolio pathway.
 
SPECIAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

To fulfill the University's reporting obligation to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), names of students undertaking this course will be provided to AHPRA and listed with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia for the purposes of student registration

 

Due to the practical nature of the nursing and midwifery professions, there are inherent performance requirements applicable to this course that may impact upon the success of some potential students. Applicants and students with a disability or other issue likely to impact on their ability to perform in practice are encouraged to contact the Course Coordinator to discuss the supports and inherent requirements of this course.

 

To be able to undertake clinical practice and fulfil their duty of care, students are required to complete risk management protocols on commencement of the course and carry out amendments in subsequent semesters as appropriate. Risk management protocols include, but are not restricted to:

           Certificate of National Police Clearance;

           Department of Health (WA) Criminal Screening;

           Current Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) - initial certification required plus annual renewal of certification – courses available via ECU provider;

           Current Manual Handling Certification - initial certification required plus annual renewal of certification - courses available via ECU provider;

           Evidence of immunisation status as per the Department of Health schedule http://www.health.wa.gov.au/circularsnew/circular.cfm?Circ_ID=12275

           MRSA clearance if worked in, or been admitted to, a health facility outside of Western Australia in the 12 months prior to enrolment;

           Working with Children Check www.checkwwc.wa.gov.au 

This course has four designated practicum units which is a fundamental course requirement and each unit may only be attempted once unless otherwise determined by the Board of Examiners. Failure to pass these units may result in exclusion from the course.

In order for students to gain eligibility to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, students will be required to:

  • undertake their final semester continuous practice within six months prior to course completion.
  • adhere to the policy relating to English Language minimum requirements for registration as a nurse and midwife in Australia.

 

 

 
COURSE LOCATION
This course is available on Joondalup Campus.
 
MODE OF STUDY
This course is available by Full-time mode.
 
MODE OF DELIVERY
This course is available in the following mode of delivery - On-campus.
 
COURSE STRUCTURE

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

 
YEAR ONE - SEMESTER 1
NPP1101 Health Assessment Skills and Practice 15
NCS1102 Professional Conduct and Communication 15
NCS1101 Health and Healthcare Systems 15
SCN1111 Health Science 1 15
NMW1111 Midwifery Principles and Beginning Competencies 15
 
YEAR ONE - SEMESTER 2
NCS1201 Foundations of Nursing 15
NSC1103 Clinical Sciences Introduction 15
NMW1109 Physiological, Psychosocial and Emotional Issues in Pregnancy 15
NPP1201 Supportive Nursing Care Skills and Practice 15
NCS1202 Evidence Based Practice in Health Care 15
 
YEAR TWO - SEMESTER 1
NCS2102 Mental Health and Illness 15
NSC2103 Clinical Sciences 1 15
NPP2101 Professional Nursing Practice 1 15
NCS2101 Adult Health 15
MPT3203 Principles of Labour and Birth Care 15
 
YEAR TWO - SEMESTER 2
NCS2201 Older Adult Health 15
NSC2203 Clinical Sciences 2 15
NPP2201 Professional Nursing Practice 2 15
NMW4114 International Dimensions of Midwifery 15
NMW2106 Antenatal and Postnatal Care 15
 
YEAR THREE - SEMESTER 1
NPP3101 Professional Nursing Practice 3 15
NSC3103 Clinical Sciences 3 15
NCS3101 Child and Adolescent Health 15
MIP4208 Continuity of Midwifery Care 15
MPT3204 Introduction to Labour and Birth Practice 15
 
YEAR THREE - SEMESTER 2
NCS3203 Law and Ethics in Health 15
NCS2202 Culture and Health 15
NMW4117 Applied Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 4 15
NMW2107 Developing Midwifery Competencies 15
NMW3109 Care of the Neonate 15
 
YEAR FOUR - SEMESTER 1
NCS3102 Primary Health Care 15
NMW4115 Obstetric and Neonatal Emergencies 15
MPT4204 Clinical Midwifery Skills 15
NMW4116 Advanced Midwifery Competencies 30 
 
YEAR FOUR - SEMESTER 2
NCS3202 Professional Portfolio 15
NPP3201 Professional Nursing Practice 4 15
NCS3201 Professional Capacity Building 15
NMW4119 Consolidation of Midwifery Practice 30 
 
Designated Unit - a Unit or Unit of Competency which a Faculty Board has designated as a fundamental course requirement and may only be attempted once unless otherwise determined by Board of Examiners.
 
 
 
 
Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)
For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes, Graduate Attributes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website:
http://intranet.ecu.edu.au/student/support/student-equity

Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2014 VET: 14/05/2014