Midwifery courses


Hi there

I am an Aussie Nurse and thinking of doing Midwifery course but not right away maybe in the next few years or so.

I was wondering if anyone has just recently finished their Midwifery program and if they did it at Griffith University or QUT?

As I would like to know about the Research part of it because a. I am hopeless at that subject and it drove me nuts at Uni and wanted to find out how in depth is that course?

Thank you to anyone who can help me out



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I'm assuming that you are looking at courses in Brisbane with the universities you mentioned... I haven't done Midwifery, but have a number of friends in the ACU Brisbane midwifery course and if you have some specific questions I can ask them about it.


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Hi BassandTea

Thank you for reply and offering to help me out.

If you could ask you friends for me the following:

1. Is Research in Quantitative and Qualitative offered as part of the program and if so whats involved with the assignments?

2. What is their favorite and non favorite courses?

3. Clinical practice - is there support from nursing staff on practical?

4. Overall, for a person who struggled at Uni is the Midwifery course achievable

5. For those who are studying Midwifery and working, is it an easy balance?

I am not sure what else to ask mostly the Research subject is a concern. As I went to Griffith University and the course wasnt taught well. Also, looking at Griffith University Midwifery program, its like NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, why do they put so much emphasis on research. So it would be good to know what ACU offered and how good the program is?

By the way, are you a nurse in Brisbane or a student nurse?

Look forward to your reply and many thanks too, I appreciate it :wink2:


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ghillbert, MSN, NP

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Specializes in CTICU. Has 27 years experience.

It may be worth telephoning the course coordinator at the uni and asking about the courses. They are in the best position to advise you if you could handle the course.


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I'm sorry I haven't been able to get back to you. I've been snowed under with classes, assignments and exams.

I haven't had a chance to speak with the midwifery students, however whenever I do they all seem to be enjoying their course. Some are working part-time, however others do find it hard to work as well.

If/When you decided to do the course I would highly recommend getting in contact with student services/academic advisors early in the program. I hadn't studied for years and didn't do too well in my past studies and have been taking advantage of all the assistance available and have been getting fantastic results.

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