Master of Primary Maternity Care

Griffith University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00233E

The Master of Primary Maternity Care will involve the development of high levels of research knowledge and skills to enable graduates to analyse the evidence, determine the applicability of evidence to practice, generate critical questions and conduct research. Graduates will contribute to the development of best practice through the acquisition and generation of research that supports evidenced based maternity care.Please note that successful completion of this program does not lead to eligibility to apply for registration as a midwife. Prospective students seeking eligibility to apply for registration as a midwife should refer to the Bachelor of Midwifery (1354).DurationThe Master of Primary Maternity Care offers a range of different durations depending on your previous studies:You may be eligible to complete this program in 1.5 years full time, or part-time equivalent, if you have: Bachelor, related disciplineYou may be eligible to complete this program in 1 year full-time, or part-time equivalent, (with 40 credit points of credit) if you have:Graduate Certificate in Primary Maternity Care 


  • Applied Counselling
  • Changing Childbirth: Service Design and Implementation
  • Dissertation 1
  • Dissertation 2
  • Dissertation 3
  • Dissertation 4
  • Enhancing Critical Skills for Midwives
  • Foundations of Research Inquiry
  • Global Maternal Health
  • Health Leadership and Management
  • Independent Practice Project
  • Independent Study
  • Listed electives and/or Free-choice electives
  • Prescribing for Midwives
  • Primary Maternity Care in Context
  • Transforming and Leading Healthcare
  • Working with Diverse Populations

Standard entry requirements

Related Bachelor degree (5.0 GPA) or higherRelated Bachelor degree (4.0 GPA) or higher (from Trimester 2-2018)


Griffith University grants credit and recognition of prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information, please visit the following website: Credit transfer Griffith's innovative Credit Precedent Database allows you to find out what credit decisions have been made in the past. These precedents will give you an idea of what you can expect. View credit precedents for this program

Study pathways

Students who complete the dissertation component of the Master of Primary Maternity Care will have a pathway to Higher Degree Research study. Graduates who wish to continue on to Higher Degree Research study and have not completed the dissertation pathway will be able to apply for entry to the Graduate Diploma of Health Research (4161) which provides the necessary preparation for entry into the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Master of Philosophy (MPhil) program.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Online International: $48,000 No
  • Full-time : 1 year

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