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Family Practice, Faculty of Medicine

MIDW: Midwifery

MIDW 101 (3) Counselling for Maternity Care Providers
Theory, knowledge, strategies, and skills of person-centered counselling including family systems, trauma theory, theory, grief counselling, motivational interviewing skills, self-awareness and mindfulness, interprofessional communication, and cultural competency in continuity of care. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
MIDW 102 (3) Birth and its Meanings
An interdisciplinary study of pregnancy and childbirth drawing on and integrating the disciplines of psychology, sociology, philosophy of science, anthropology, women's studies, and cultural studies. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
MIDW 103 (3) Applied Health Services for Maternity Providers
Introduction to diagnostics related to cellular and humoral immune responses in pregnant women and newborns, the properties of viruses, epidemiology, the principles of bacterial pathogenesis, and related physiologic responses. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MIDW 104 (3) Lactation and Infant Feeding for Maternity Care Providers
Breastfeeding physiology, pathophysiology, and strategies for support of the dyad based on best-practice principles. Discussion of major Canadian and international initiatives for the support and protection of breastfeeding. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
MIDW 106 (3) Reproductive Anatomy and Physiology
Covers the anatomy and physiology of conception, fetal growth, pregnancy, labour, birth, transition to extra- uterine life, postpartum and lactation through lectures and lab sessions. Emphasizes anatomy and physiology as related to professional midwifery practice. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
MIDW 107 (3) Physical Assessment
Principles of physical and psychological assessment of the mother and neonate. A series of lectures and clinical lab sessions. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
MIDW 108 (5) Theoretical Foundations for Midwifery Practice
Scope of practice of a midwife, regulatory framework, skills for basic midwifery practice. A series of lectures and clinical lab sessions. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [5-0-0]
MIDW 115 (3) Research Methods for Midwives
Research designs used in midwifery research, types of studies reported in the midwifery and health care literature, research methodology and basic principles of epidemiology, biostatistics and social research. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MIDW 120 (3) Midwifery and Social Justice
Social justice frameworks and issues as they pertain to individuals' engagement with health care systems. Draws on various disciplines, including sociology, anthropology, gender studies, and cultural studies.
MIDW 125 (3) Pharmacology for Maternity Care Providers
An overview of basic concepts in pharmacology, pharmacy, and therapeutics relevant to the practice of midwifery in Canada. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
MIDW 200 (6) Midwifery Clinical Care - Antepartum, Postpartum and Newborn
Clinical care of women experiencing normal pregnancy, labour, birth, and puerperium. Clinical education experiences in preventative and therapeutic midwifery care with emphasis on prenatal and postnatal midwifery care. Clinical practice education opportunities within the province. Pass/Fail. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [18-0-0]
MIDW 201 (9) Midwifery Theory for Antepartum, Postpartum and Newborn Care
Online situation-based learning tutorials occurring simultaneously with MIDW 200 clinical placement. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-18-0]
MIDW 210 (3) Evidence-Informed Midwifery
Principles of evidence-informed midwifery, what counts as evidence? Making sense of the evidence, applying the evidence in practice. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MIDW 215 (1) Ethics in Maternity Care
Application of ethical theory in midwifery and health care management. [1-0-0]
MIDW 230 (6) Midwifery Theory for Primary Care
Care of normal pregnancy, labour, birth, and puerperium with an empahsis on the intrapartum period and assessment and management skills. Inludes a four-week intensive session in Vancouver, a series of online tutorials, and simulation and skills lab practice. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MIDW 240 (9) Midwifery Clinical Care - Intrapartum and Postpartum
Clinical education experiences with the preventative and therapeutic midwifery care of normal pregnancy, labour, birth, and puerperium with an emphasis on the intrapartum period and assessment and management skills. A clinical practicum in locations around the provice. Pass/Fail. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MIDW 305 (6) Midwifery Theory for Variations in Primary Care
Theoretical principles of care for pregnancy, birth, and the puerperium with an emphasis on the recognition and management of variations of normal and findings outside of normal. Consists of a one-week intensive time in Vancouver, during which emergency skills certification is acquired, and weekly web-based tutorials. [3-4-3]
MIDW 310 (5) Primary Research Directed Studies
An original piece of scholarship that builds on knowledge and skills acquired from coursework and in consultation with faculty mentors. This self-directed course can be taken in year 1, 2, or 3 of the Program. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [1-0-8]
Prerequisite: Exemption from or completion of MIDW 115.
MIDW 320 (11) Midwifery Clinical Care - Variations of Normal
Clinical education experiences with the preventative and therapeutic midwifery care of pregnancy, birth, and the puerperium. Emphasis on the recognition and management of variations of normal and findings outside normal. A 10-week practicum in locations around the province. Pass/Fail. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MIDW 322 (8) Midwifery Primary Care Clinical
Clinical course focusing on consolidation of skills and knowledge of all aspects of midwifery care. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MIDW 325 (2) Professional Issues in Midwifery
Professional issues in midwifery including responsibilities and conduct, self-care, peer review, interprofessional relations and communication, legal and business concepts, and continuous quality assurance and improvement in practice. A series of lectures and workshops delivered in an intensive format over two weeks. [2-0-0]
MIDW 350 (4-12) Interprofessional Placement
Opportunities to explore health professions that partner with midwives to care for the childbearing family within the province. Pass/Fail. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MIDW 360 (3) Global Maternal Infant Health
Theoretical course in preparation for global clinical placement. Pass/Fail. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: MIDW 240.
MIDW 370 (9) Global Maternal Infant Health Clinical Placement
A supervised clinical placement held outside of North America, in predetermined locations where midwifery partnerships exist. Open to non-Midwifery students. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: MIDW 360.
MIDW 380 (10) Midwifery in Special Contexts
Clinical course providing opportunity to study midwifery in contexts beyond those usually offered on the program. Students select context and provide rationale for how the context will enhance their learning. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MIDW 405 (3) Theory for Advanced Midwifery Care
Theoretical principles for midwifery care of pregnancy, labour, birth, newborns, and the puerperium. Emphasis on assessment and management skills for abnormal situations. Includes a five-day intensive session in Vancouver, a series of online tutorials, and lab practice. [1-2-3]
MIDW 420 (12) Midwifery Clinical Care - Abnormal and Unexpected Conditions
Clinical education for midwifery care of pregnancy, birth, and the puerperium with an empahsis on abnormal situations in pregnancy, labour and birth, and in newborns. Clinical practicum around the province. Pass/Fail. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MIDW 435 (4) Comprehensive Midwifery Theory and Practice
In-depth review of the theoretical principles and evidence basis for comprehensive midwifery care through tutorials and case reviews.
MIDW 440 (13) Clinical Clerkship
Students assume a primary care role in clinical placements in midwifery practices across the provinces. Demonstration of independent decision making and application of the full range of their academic knowledge to professional practice. A practicum under the supervision of a registered midwife. Pass/Fail. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MIDW 499 (1-15) Midwifery Self-Directed Course
Unique self-directed elective learning opportunities. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

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