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What will I learn?

You will graduate from this degree as a midwife who is qualified to provide leadership in advanced clinical, management, research and academic aspects of the provision of health services.

You will possess a unique blend of abilities stemming from clinical experience, rigorous intellectual development and participation in the study of issues significant to midwifery. The degree offers an integrated program of research with supporting coursework in the first year. Through a combination of core and elective subjects, you will gain knowledge and skills in designing and conducting research, literature review techniques, critical analysis and writing for publication, as well as opportunities to apply these skills in clinical or professional projects of relevance to nursing.

The research component requires you to pursue an independent and sustained investigation into a research problem of your own design that will culminate in the submission of a thesis for examination of 60,000 words.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 10 – Professional Doctorate.

Course intended learning outcomes

Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOs) are brief statements defining what students are expected to demonstrate they know and can do by the end of a course.

  • Generate knowledge that makes original contributions of direct relevance to the profession.
  • Critically appraise relevant literature and available research and, with understanding of the wider professional field of knowledge, apply to diverse and complex settings.
  • Develop appropriate methodological approaches to address research questions in the professional field.
  • Disseminate new insights and expertise to peers and the community in a clear, concise and authoritative manner.

Accreditation, registration and/or membership details for this course may be found on the La Trobe University website.

Which department am I in?

Department of Health

CRICOS

0101141

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$41,200.00 (US$ 30,606) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

18 February 2022

More details

Start date

28 February 2022, 18 July 2022

Venue

Mildura Campus

471 Benetook Avenue,

MILDURA,

Victoria,

3500, MILDURA, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$41,200.00 (US$ 30,606) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

18 February 2022

More details

Start date

28 February 2022, 18 July 2022

Venue

La Trobe University

Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus,

Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive,

LA TROBE UNIVERSITY,

Victoria,

3086, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The minimum academic requirement for entry to a Professional Doctorate degree at La Trobe is four-years of study with a degree qualification or a Masters degree with a weighted average mark in the final year of 65 or above completed within the last ten years; and eligibility for registration for professional practice in Australia (where applicable); and at least two years professional practice. English language requirements: IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0; TOEFL Internet based (iBT): overall score of 79 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing. Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): overall score of 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50. C1 Advanced: 176 with no less than 169 in any component. C2 Proficiency: 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

For international students

The minimum academic requirement for entry to a Professional Doctorate degree at La Trobe is four-years of study with a degree qualification or a Masters degree with a weighted average mark in the final year of 65 or above completed within the last ten years; and eligibility for registration for professional practice in Australia (where applicable); and at least two years professional practice.

Selection criteria

Applicants enrolling in the Doctor of Midwifery must be eligible for registration as a registered midwife with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency or approved international equivalent. Note that being registered as a nurse with an approved international registration body does not guarantee that an applicant will be entitled to practise as a midwife in Australia, even after successful completion of the Doctor of Midwifery. Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency will still be required for those seeking to practise as a midwife in Australia.

English language requirement

IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0

TOEFL Internet based (iBT): overall score of 79 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): overall score of 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

C1 Advanced: 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

C2 Proficiency: 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About La Trobe University

La Trobe University has strong industry links and partnerships with some of Victoria's finest hospitals and healthcare centres for clinical placements

  • Hands-on experience for students
  • Attractive work placements
  • Highly qualified academic staff
  • Semester exchange overseas programmes