Course Title: Complementary Therapies in Midwifery

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Complementary Therapies in Midwifery

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


150H Health Sciences


Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010

Course Coordinator: Linda Jones

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7417

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: building 201, level 6, room 9

Course Coordinator Availability: see office for detail

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This course is an elective offered in the Master in Midiwfery for which a Graduate Diploma in Midiwfery is a requirement.

Course Description

This course introduces midwives to a variety of therapuetic approaches to health and healingh. Concepts and principles of specifc complementary health modalities and therapies, which can be incorporated into midwifery practice, will be examined at an introductory level.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

  • Professional responsibility and accountability
  • Midwifery practice
  • Health education and promotion
  • Legislation, policies and procedures.

  • analyse theoretical concepts and principles of complementary therapies
  • critique the therapies amd modelaities which are addressed within this course
  • explore ethical and legal issues associated with midwifery use of complementary healing therapies
  • critically appraise research studies involving selected complementary therapies
  • examine critically current recommendations governing the teaching and practice of complementary therapies
  • debate the education and preparation of midwives in the use of complementary therapies.

Overview of Learning Activities

There are a range of learning activities involved depending on the learning needs and contract developed between the student and course coordinator.

Overview of Learning Resources

The entire course is supported by information, learning activities and resources on myRMIT Studies

Overview of Assessment

This will be dependent on the learning contract draw up between the student and the lecture, but will inlcude such assessments as journal article critiques, presentations and essays.