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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 (4) Birth and its Meaning
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. [3-2-0]
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 Consultation 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.
MIDW 106 (3) Reproductive Anatomy and Physiology
Physiology of conception, pregnancy, lactation, fetal growth, labour, birth, transition to extra-uterine life, postpartum. A series of lectures and lab sessions. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MIDW 107 (3) Physical Assessment
Principles of physical assessment, 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.
MIDW 108 (7) 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.
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 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) Introduction to Midwifery Clinical Care
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.
MIDW 201 (3) Clinical Skills for Midwifery Practice
Online situation-based learning tutorials occurring simultaneously with MIDW 200 clinical placement. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MIDW 205 (8) 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 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 (2) Ethics in Maternity Care
Ethics using ethical theory in health care and midwifery. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [2-0-0]
MIDW 220 (10) Introduction to Midwifery Clinical Care
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.
MIDW 221 (1) Clinical Skills
Online situation-based learning tutorials occurring simultaneously with MIDW 220 clinical placement. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
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) Core Midwifery Clinical Care
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) Senior Research Project
An original piece of scholarship that builds on knowledge and skills acquired from coursework and in consultation with faculty mentors. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [1-0-8]
MIDW 320 (10) Variations in Midwifery Clinical Care
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 12-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 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 (3) Professional Issues in Midwifery
Professional issues in midwifery including responsibilities and conduct, self-care, peer review, inter-professional 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. Pass/Fail. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
MIDW 350 (4-12) Inter-Professional 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
Social and economic determinants of maternal and fetal health worldwide, innovative public health strategies to reducing maternal and infant mortality and morbidity, and the impact of conflict on the health of mothers and babies. Ethical considerations related to global clinical placements and medical tourism. 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 Clinical Placement
Social and economic determinants of maternal and fetal health worldwide, innovative public health strategies to reducing maternal and infant mortality and morbidity, and the impact of conflict on the health of mothers and babies. Ethical considerations related to global clinical placements and medical tourism. A global clinical placement. Pass/Fail. 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) Advanced Topics in Midwifery Theory and Practice
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) Advanced Midwifery Clinical Care
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 430 (5) Comprehensive Midwifery Theory and Practice
In-depth review of the theoretical principles and evidence basis for comprehensive midwifery care. Tutorials are carried out in an online live classroom setting. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [4-0-2]
MIDW 435 (4) Comprehensive Midwifery Theory and Practice
Theoretical principles and evidence basis for comprehensive midwifery care. Tutorials are carried out in an online live classroom setting.
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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