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Process of development of a contemporary curriculum in advanced midwifery

Carin Maree, Mariatha Yazbek, Ronell Leech
Health SA Gesondheid | Vol 23 | a1037 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hsag.v23i0.1037 | © 2018 Carin Maree, Mariatha Yazbek, Ronell Leech | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 05 December 2017 | Published: 31 July 2018

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Carin Maree, Department of Nursing Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Mariatha Yazbek, Department of Nursing Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Ronell Leech, Department of Nursing Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa


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Abstract

Background: We identified the need for a contemporary curriculum to enhance education in advanced midwifery. Midwifery education needs to address the changing health needs, meet the requirements of the educational framework in South Africa and align with international trends.

 

Aim: The aim was to describe the development of a contemporary curriculum for advanced midwifery.

 

Setting: The curriculum development took place at a South African university.

 

Method: We used a situational analysis to create a contemporary curriculum based on the Research Development and Diffusion Model.

 

Results: We described the process followed for the situation analysis towards the development of a contemporary curriculum in advanced midwifery which is aligned with global trends.

 

Conclusion: A situation analysis of the existing curriculum, the community and country’s maternal and neonatal needs, educational framework and global trends should be used to develop the intended contemporary curriculum.


Keywords

Contemporary curriculum; curriculum development; advanced midwifery

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