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2019 POSTGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE NURSING AND MIDWIFERY COURSEWORK AND RESEARCH DEGREES Make tomorrow better. healthsciences.curtin.edu.au
NURSING AND MIDWIFERY AT CURTIN Our nursing and midwifery postgraduate degrees offer a balance of theory and practical GRADUATE ENTRY FOUNDATION Completion of this enabling course may study, letting you build on your current skills to prepare for the next step in your career COURSE allow entry to: INDUSTRY SNAPSHOT as a nurse or midwife. • Master of Occupational Therapy This course is for students who want to Nursing is one of the largest health start a career in health, but have a degree • Master of Nursing Practice • Master of Pharmacy professions in Australia. In 2017 there Many of our postgraduate courses can WHY STUDY A POSTGRADUATE in a different field. The enabling course were more than 387,000 registered be tailored to suit specialised healthcare allows domestic students who have • Master of Physiotherapy DEGREE AT CURTIN? nurses and midwives. interests, and are available on a part-time completed their undergraduate degree in • Master of Speech Pathology. basis, allowing you to continue working ACCESS NEW KNOWLEDGE AND a different field to complete the essential Please note: entry to these master courses Nurses play a crucial role in providing while you study. DISCOVERIES prerequisite undergraduate-level units for is competitive and a strong course weighted ongoing healthcare for communities A Curtin health sciences degree can Ranked in the top one per cent application to our graduate entry master average is required. and individuals, and demand for the FACILITIES give you access to the latest knowledge of universities worldwide in the courses. For more information, visit profession is predicted to exceed and research to help you improve the Academic Ranking of World courses.curtin.edu.au SIMULATED HOSPITAL WARD You may select prerequisite units that supply by 2030. Factors influencing standard of healthcare in Australia and Universities 2017. We have invested more than AUD$2.5 you need to become eligible to apply for a this demand include an ageing make a real difference to people’s lives, million in a clinical simulated hospital postgraduate program. You can study a population, longevity of life and more locally and globally. ward to assist in the training of nurses maximum of four units. complex medical problems. Health and midwives. The innovative setting is a MOVE UP THE CAREER LADDER areas forecast to have a high demand replica of the hospital environment at the A postgraduate course can add new or for nurses include acute care, aged Fiona Stanley Hospital in Perth and houses specialist skills and knowledge to your care, critical care and emergency, and simulation rooms that mimic acute medical repertoire. Our postgraduate coursework mental health. and surgical areas, a critical care area, a and research programs are diverse, ranging paediatric area and a general hospital room. from life sciences and clinical sciences to Text taken from nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au The non-clinical rooms are multi-purpose, population health sciences. which enable simulations such as note- taking, handover and case conferencing. CHANGE YOUR CAREER #3 in the Asia Pacific in the Nature Index 2016 Rising The facility is also capable of supporting A graduate entry master degree can give interactive technologies used in augmented you the right skills to change careers. Stars supplement. reality and virtual reality simulations. Take a virtual tour: healthsciences.curtin.edu. GET AN EDGE IN THE JOB MARKET au/about-us/facilities A postgraduate qualification may help you stand out from other candidates in an increasingly competitive job market. PROFESSIONALLY RECOGNISED Many of our courses are accredited nationally and are internationally recognised, allowing you to potentially work in a number of countries around the world An international university, with when you graduate. campuses in Dubai, Malaysia, Singapore and Western Australia. Disclaimer International students Information in this publication is correct as at December 2017 but may be subject to change. 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CHILD AND ADOLESCENT CLINICAL LEADERSHIP HEALTH NURSING The following three courses offer effective and specific education for registered generalist, child and adolescent community health This master degree course will enhance your professional career development and nurses. They provide you with relevant skills and knowledge based on a primary healthcare framework, and enable you to address the prepare you for a leadership role in a healthcare setting. You will learn clinical theory WHAT IS A CLINICAL specific socio-cultural health needs of individuals, families, groups and whole communities. and conduct clinical research, develop core skills in critical thinking and decision LEADER? making, and understand the multiple roles of clinical leaders. A clinical leader must be as proficient GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN CHILD GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN CHILD AND CHILD AND ADOLESCENT HEALTH in relational skills as they are in AND ADOLESCENT HEALTH NURSING ADOLESCENT HEALTH NURSING NURSING MAJOR (MSC ADVANCED The course will give you the skills to apply INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS (INCLUDING clinical skills. Clinical leaders are seen for managerial and leadership roles within STUDENTS STUDYING IN SINGAPORE) as experts in their field who use their NURSING PRACTICE) COURSE ESSENTIALS COURSE ESSENTIALS healthcare teams, units and organisations, A recognised bachelor degree in a relevant interpersonal abilities to inspire and COURSE ESSENTIALS including at executive levels. health field (with a course weighted average enable other nurses and health care COURSE CODE LOCATION DURATION COURSE CODE LOCATION DURATION of at least 70) or equivalent, AND current providers to deliver quality patient care. COURSE CODE LOCATION DURATION CLINICAL LEADERSHIP MAJOR registration as a general nurse in Division 1 2 year years GC-CAHNU Perth part- GD-CAHNU Perth part- (MSC HEALTH PRACTICE) One with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of 3 time time years MJRP-CAHNG Perth part- Australia, or equivalent nursing registration time COURSE ESSENTIALS in your home country. STUDY MODE INTAKE STUDY MODE INTAKE COURSE CODE LOCATION DURATION You must also have a minimum of one-year STUDY MODE INTAKE years postgraduate experience in a clinical area of Part-time Feb, July Part-time Feb, July Part-time Feb, July MJRP-CLINL Perth, Singapore* 1.5 full- time practice. ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY Please note: this course is only available to Please note: this course is only available to This course requires a higher level of English CRICOS CODE STUDY MODE INTAKE Australian and New Zealand students. Australian and New Zealand students. Please note: this course is only available to language proficiency: IELTS (Academic) Australian and New Zealand students. Full-time, overall band of 7.0 with a minimum of 7.0 in ADMISSION CRITERIA ADMISSION CRITERIA 096303B part-time Feb each band (or equivalent English test). A bachelor degree or equivalent and current You are required to complete certificate level ADMISSION CRITERIA registration as a general nurse in Division before proceeding to diploma and master You are required to complete certificate and International students: if you are studying in Australia on a student visa, you must study on-campus and full-time. One with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of level. diploma level before proceeding to master Australia. level. *This course is available at the Curtin Singapore Campus You must have a Graduate Certificate in to Singaporean and permanent resident applicants, or Child and Adolescent Health Nursing (with You must have a Graduate Diploma in foreigners holding relevant working visas. a course weighted average of at least 70) Child and Adolescent Health Nursing (with or equivalent, and current registration as a course weighted average of at least 70) ADMISSION CRITERIA a general nurse in Division One with the or equivalent, and current registration as AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. a general nurse in Division One with the STUDENTS Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. A bachelor degree in a relevant health field (with a course weighted average of at least 70) or equivalent, OR current registration as a general nurse in Division One with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. You must also have a minimum of one-year postgraduate experience in a clinical area of practice.
CRITICAL CARE DIABETES NURSING In these courses you will learn the theoretical foundations of nursing science and core aspects of critical care nursing. When you enrol, you These courses advance your knowledge and skills in diabetes self-management while building your understanding of diabetes as a will choose to specialise in emergency, intensive care, paediatric intensive care, neonatal intensive care, coronary care or high dependency, chronic disease and its associated health impacts. In the master degree course you can put your research skills to practice to complete and develop advanced knowledge and clinical proficiency in the nursing care of critically ill patients within your chosen discipline. a supervised scholarly project, or a small-scale research study. GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN CRITICAL GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN CRITICAL CRITICAL CARE NURSING MAJOR GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN DIABETES GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN DIABETES DIABETES MAJOR (MSC HEALTH CARE NURSING CARE NURSING (MSC ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICE) PRACTICE) COURSE ESSENTIALS COURSE ESSENTIALS COURSE ESSENTIALS COURSE ESSENTIALS COURSE ESSENTIALS COURSE ESSENTIALS COURSE CODE LOCATION DURATION COURSE CODE LOCATION DURATION COURSE CODE LOCATION DURATION COURSE CODE LOCATION DURATION COURSE CODE LOCATION DURATION COURSE CODE LOCATION DURATION year years years GC-DIABET Perth 1 part- GD-DIABET Perth 2 part- years 2 3 years 1 3 year GD-CLNURS Perth part- time time MJRP-DIABE Perth part- GC-CLINNU Perth part- MJRP-CLINN Perth part- time time time time STUDY MODE INTAKE STUDY MODE INTAKE STUDY MODE INTAKE STUDY MODE INTAKE STUDY MODE INTAKE STUDY MODE INTAKE Part-time July Part-time July Part-time Feb Part-time July Part-time Feb Part-time Feb Please note: this course is only available Please note: this course is only available to Australian and New Zealand students. to Australian and New Zealand students. Please note: this course is only available Please note: this course is only available Please note: this course is only available Please note: this course is only available to Australian and New Zealand students. to Australian and New Zealand students. to Australian and New Zealand students. to Australian and New Zealand students. ADMISSION CRITERIA ADMISSION CRITERIA A bachelor degree or equivalent and a You are required to complete certificate level ADMISSION CRITERIA ADMISSION CRITERIA ADMISSION CRITERIA ADMISSION CRITERIA minimum of 12 months’ postgraduate before proceeding to diploma and master You are required to complete certificate and A bachelor degree or equivalent and current You are required to complete certificate level You are required to complete certificate and experience in a specialist area of practice. before proceeding to diploma and master level. diploma level before proceeding to master registration as a general nurse in Division diploma level before proceeding to master level. If you are an Indigenous Australian health level. One with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of level. You must have a Graduate Certificate in Australia. worker, you may gain entry to this course Diabetes (with a course weighted average of You must have a Graduate Diploma in You must have a Graduate Certificate in You must have a Graduate Diploma in based on your current clinical practice, Critical Care Nursing (with a course weighted at least 70) or equivalent, and a minimum Diabetes (with a course weighted average of You should also have a minimum of 12 Critical Care Nursing (with a course weighted education experience and professional average of at least 70) or equivalent, and of 12 months’ postgraduate experience in a at least 70) or equivalent, and a minimum months’ experience in a specialist area of average of at least 70) or equivalent, and development. current registration as a general nurse in specialist area of practice. of 12 months’ postgraduate experience in a practice, and must be concurrently employed current registration as a general nurse in Division One with the Nursing and Midwifery specialist area of practice. in an approved area, working a minimum of Division One with the Nursing and Midwifery PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION If you are an Indigenous Australian health 24 hours per week. Board of Australia. Board of Australia. worker, you may gain entry to this course If you are an Indigenous Australian health The Graduate Certificate in Diabetes is You should also have a minimum of 12 recognised by the Australian Diabetes based on your current clinical practice, worker, you may gain entry to this course PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION You should also have a minimum of 12 months’ experience in a specialist area of Educators Association (ADEA) as an award education experience and professional based on your current clinical practice, months’ experience in a specialist area of Eligible registered nurses may be able to practice, and must be concurrently employed that can be used towards an application for development. education experience and professional practice, and must be concurrently employed use successful completion of this major in an approved area, working a minimum of credentialling with ADEA. development. in an approved area, working a minimum of as evidence for professional recognition, 24 hours per week. 24 hours per week. for example by the Western Australian Department of Health (Certificate Allowance). PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION Eligible registered nurses may be able to Eligible registered nurses may be able to use successful completion of this major use successful completion of this major as evidence for professional recognition, as evidence for professional recognition, for example by the Western Australian for example by the Western Australian Department of Health (Certificate Allowance). Department of Health (Certificate Allowance).
MIDWIFERY NURSING PRACTICE This graduate diploma course for registered nurses leads to initial registration as a This graduate entry master degree course provides a comprehensive program of study midwife. You will engage in critical thinking, self-discovery, self-direction and lifelong involving a diverse range of simulated practice and fieldwork, interprofessional learning, learning. Through a combination of theory and practice, you will learn to apply evidence- contemporary blended learning and advanced clinical skill development. based knowledge and skills in midwifery to provide safe care to both the mother and her baby. The course emphasises close integration ADMISSION CRITERIA of evidence-based theory and clinical A bachelor degree or equivalent with a course You will also study legislation and common You will also be required to recruit 10 practice. Theory content is comprehensive weighted average of at least 70. However, as law affecting midwifery practice and pregnant women over the 18 months of the and includes the physical, biological, selection is competitive, this cut-off may be complete supervised clinical practice in a course to follow their pregnancy, birth and psychological and social sciences. higher. maternity setting. postnatal journey, which will involve an on- call component and include approximately MASTER OF NURSING PRACTICE You must also have completed a human GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN MIDWIFERY 200 hours. Please be aware that you may biology unit and a research unit at tertiary COURSE ESSENTIALS need to be rotated to a larger health service level. If you do not have this background you COURSE ESSENTIALS to gain clinical experience if this cannot be may be required to undertake additional COURSE CODE LOCATION DURATION obtained in your employing hospital. bridging units. Please refer to the information COURSE CODE LOCATION DURATION “I graduated from high school wanting to years full- on the Health Sciences Graduate Entry “I really enjoyed the variety of clinical years PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION work within the field of health to improve MG-NURSPR Perth 2 time, plus Foundation course at the front of the placement experience this course offered – it 1.5 a summer GD-MIDW Perth part- the care and services provided to people in term brochure. confirmed that nursing was the right career time This course is accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council Western Australia. After studying psychology for me. I also liked that we only had a small You will also be required to provide and approved by the Nursing and Midwifery at Curtin, I started working at a busy supplementary information with your student cohort as it allowed me to get to CRICOS CODE STUDY MODE INTAKE STUDY MODE INTAKE Board of Australia. maternity hospital and I was instantly in application. For more information, visit know everyone and make some really great awe of the power of women and midwives. Full-time, curtin.edu/nursing-prac-admission friends while studying. It also meant we Successful graduates may be eligible to 064467B July Full-time Feb, July Seeing the influential nature of midwives and part-time could support one another throughout our apply for registration as a midwife with ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY the care and support they provided to their learning.” the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Please note: international students studying in Australia on Accreditation Council. patients made me want to follow in their This course requires a higher level of English Please note: this course is only available a student visa must study on-campus and full-time. Kia Harris footsteps. I completed a Master of Nursing language proficiency: IELTS (Academic) to Australian and New Zealand students. Master of Nursing Practice Practice at Curtin to develop sound clinical overall band of 7.0 with a minimum of 7.0 skills and I’m now completing a Graduate in each band (or equivalent English test). ADMISSION CRITERIA Diploma of Midwifery. A bachelor degree in nursing or equivalent. PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION You are required to have secured an My goal is to provide women in pregnancy Successful graduates may be eligible to employment position as a student midwife with continuity, care and support. I strive to apply for registration as a Registered Nurse at a maternity hospital for the duration ensure every woman I work with feels safe, (Division 1) with the Nursing and Midwifery of the clinical component of the course, validated and has been given evidenced- Board of Australia. which involves a minimum of 1300 hours based information so she can make informed of practice. Recent clinical experience is decisions regarding her pregnancy. I feel my necessary. You are also required to submit a training at Curtin has provided an excellent current CV with your application. framework for me to achieve this, and to This course has high contact hours and you further develop my clinical skills.” are expected to be available for lectures, tutorials and midwifery practice for five full Kate Brazzale days a week. This will also include being Graduate Diploma in Midwifery available nights, weekends and during semester break.
WOUND, OSTOMY AND NURSE PRACTITIONER CONTINENCE PRACTICE In this course you will explore theoretical and clinical practice components of the roles of In these courses you will focus on the care and management of patients with an ostomy (those who have had a bowel or nurse practitioners and study advanced practice across a range of clinical applications. bladder diversion), and patients with continence conditions (those with bladder and bowel control issues) and associated skin Your studies will focus particularly on professional accountability, competency to care complications. The courses will allow you to continue your work in your current practice setting and apply the skills and practice, evidence-based practice, critical thinking, diagnostic reasoning, clinical knowledge you learn to your healthcare role. decision making and the quality use of medicines. GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN WOUND, GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN WOUND, WOUND, OSTOMY AND CONTINENCE As part of this course you will complete ADMISSION CRITERIA OSTOMY AND CONTINENCE PRACTICE OSTOMY AND CONTINENCE PRACTICE PRACTICE MAJOR (MSC HEALTH two supervised internship practicums and A bachelor degree or equivalent and a PRACTICE) design and undertake a health project under COURSE ESSENTIALS COURSE ESSENTIALS minimum postgraduate qualification in a the guidance of our experienced staff. COURSE ESSENTIALS clinical field with a course weighted average COURSE CODE LOCATION DURATION COURSE CODE LOCATION DURATION of at least 70. MASTER OF NURSE PRACTITIONER years COURSE CODE LOCATION DURATION 2 year 1 Perth, Perth, You must also have current registration GC-WOCP part- GD-WOCP part- years 3 COURSE ESSENTIALS Singapore* Singapore* time Perth, as a general nurse in Division One with the time MJRP-OSCNM part- Singapore* Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, “I decided to undertake postgraduate time COURSE CODE LOCATION DURATION and must be able to demonstrate a minimum study in nursing because I felt it was time STUDY MODE INTAKE STUDY MODE INTAKE years of two years’ full-time equivalent (FTE) as a 3 to build on the knowledge and skills I have STUDY MODE INTAKE MC-NPRACT Perth part- registered nurse in a specified clinical field Part-time Feb time learned over the years as a registered nurse Part-time Feb and two years’ FTE of current (within the Part-time Feb previous six years) advanced practice nursing with current, evidence-based education. Please note: this course is only available to Australian, Please note: this course is only available to Australian, Curtin was one of only two universities in New Zealand and Singaporean students. STUDY MODE INTAKE in this same clinical field. New Zealand and Singaporean students. Please note: this course is only available to Australian, New Zealand and Singaporean students. Western Australia which offered the nurse *This course is available at the Curtin Singapore Campus *This course is available at the Curtin Singapore Campus In addition, you must also provide a detailed to Singaporean and permanent resident applicants, or practitioner course at the time I enrolled. to Singaporean and permanent resident applicants, or *This course is available at the Curtin Singapore Campus Part-time July CV including education, clinical experience, foreigners holding relevant working visas. foreigners holding relevant working visas. to Singaporean and permanent resident applicants, or professional development, and employer The information provided and application foreigners holding relevant working visas. statements of experience (FTE). process was easy and efficient. ADMISSION CRITERIA ADMISSION CRITERIA Please note: this course is only available to ADMISSION CRITERIA Australian and New Zealand students. Curtin University requires indicative support The most helpful and enjoyable areas AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND from employers for the applicant to be of the course included learning advanced STUDENTS AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND STUDENTS released for completion of 300 hours of diagnostics and pharmacology, and You are required to complete certificate level STUDENTS A bachelor degree and current registration clinical internship experience. completing my own research. Ideally, I would before proceeding to diploma and master level. You are required to complete certificate and as a general nurse in Division One with the love to be involved in advocating the role of Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. diploma level before proceeding to master level. PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION You must have a Graduate Certificate in nurse practitioners in Australia, particularly Wound, Ostomy and Continence Practice You must have a Graduate Diploma in Successful graduates may be eligible to in primary healthcare. There is huge potential SINGAPOREAN STUDENTS (with a course weighted average of at least Wound, Ostomy and Continence Practice apply for registration as a nurse practitioner for nurse practitioners to make a lasting A bachelor degree recognised by Curtin 70) or equivalent, and current registration (with a course weighted average of at least in Division One of the Nursing and Midwifery difference to disadvantaged communities.” University and current registration as a as a general nurse in Division One with the 70) or equivalent, and current registration Board of Australia. They may also apply for registered nurse with the Singapore Nursing Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. as a general nurse in Division One with the mutual recognition of registration in other Holly Tisdall Board. Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. Australian states where equivalency Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) SINGAPOREAN STUDENTS of specialisation applies. ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY SINGAPOREAN STUDENTS You must have a bachelor degree in nursing This course requires a higher level of English (with a minimum course weighted average of A Graduate Diploma in Wound, Ostomy language proficiency: IELTS (Academic) 70) that is recognised by Curtin University. and Continence Practice (with a minimum overall band of 7.0 with a minimum of 7.0 in You must also have current registration as a course weighted average of 70) or equivalent each band (or equivalent English test). registered nurse with the Singapore Nursing recognised by Curtin University. You must Board. also have current registration as a registered nurse with the Singapore Nursing Board. ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY This course requires a higher level of English ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY language proficiency: IELTS (Academic) This course requires a higher level of English overall band of 7.0 with a minimum of 7.0 in language proficiency: IELTS (Academic) each band (or equivalent English test). overall band of 7.0 with a minimum of 7.0 in each band (or equivalent English test).
RESEARCH HOW TO APPLY Nursing and midwifery research at Curtin helps improve the health outcomes of individuals, families and communities at a national COURSEWORK DEGREES ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICENCY ENTRY REQUIREMENTS and international level. To make applying to Curtin as easy as Curtin requires all students to demonstrate Satisfying the admission requirements possible, we have put together online guides proficiency in English. You will meet the enables you to be considered for entry to In meeting the above goal, emphasis is Priority areas of research are: quality/safety, • Master of Philosophy (International and services to help you. English language proficiency requirements a course but does not guarantee an offer. placed on: older persons and cancer and palliative Health) by demonstrated completion of at least Admission is at the discretion of the course care, mental health, wound care, maternal • Doctor of Philosophy (Nursing and DOMESTIC STUDENTS one year full-time of an undergraduate • creating a vibrant research environment coordinator/school, and is dependent on a and children’s health, and pre-hospital, Midwifery) or postgraduate coursework degree at to facilitate positive research outcomes You are a domestic student if you are: number of considerations, including your resuscitation and emergency care. recognised universities in Canada, New for higher degree by research students, • Doctor of Philosophy (Health Sciences) • an Australian citizen or Australian dual ability to meet the specific course entry Zealand, Republic of Ireland, Singapore, academic staff and industry partners We offer a range of higher degree by • Doctor of Philosophy (International requirements. citizen South Africa, United Kingdom or United • the development of international evidence- research courses: Health). • a permanent resident of Australia States of America. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS based best practice in healthcare • Master of Philosophy (Nursing and • a holder of an Australian permanent Alternatively, you can demonstrate your Health sciences students who will be • building on established links within Midwifery) humanitarian visa English language proficiency via other tests, working with children aged from newborn the Faculty of Health Sciences, • Master of Philosophy (Health Sciences) • a New Zealand citizen. such as the International English Language to 17 need to have a Working With Children Curtin University and Australian and Testing System (IELTS) or Test of English as international partners. To apply now or for more information, visit Check. Your course coordinator will advise a Foreign Language (TOEFL). curtin.edu/pg-apply you when this is required. Courses that For further information on the postgraduate include supervised practice in a clinical INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS English language proficiency requirements, setting require screening for and vaccination THE BUSINESS OF BEING A DAD visit curtin.edu/pg-english against a range of infectious diseases before You are an international student if you are The role of fathers has changed Functioning’ (RF) or ‘Mentalising’. It’s all “Fathers sometimes have a tough time required to hold a student visa to study beginning placement. A recognised first aid significantly in the last 10-20 years. about thoughts, feelings and intentions, relating well with their infant – for all the in Australia. This includes temporary certificate and a criminal record screening Many dads are now more intimately and how these influence behaviours. same reasons as why mothers struggle at are also necessary. residents, and non-residents of Australia involved with their children than times in early parenting. Many men have “What we found was that the quality of and New Zealand. curtin.edu/hs-fieldwork-requirements previous generations, and new research not had great role models of how to be an family functioning was related to the is demonstrating just how important involved father. It may even be counter- To apply now or for more information, visit fathers’ RF more than the mothers’ RF. the father-child connection is to family cultural for them to be a hands-on dad in curtin.edu/int-apply Also, the quality of the mother-infant functioning and wellbeing. those first months,” says Dr Cooke. relationship was not predictive of the Dr Dawson Cooke is a Curtin Postdoctoral quality of their partner’s relationship with “Working in partnership with the child’s RESEARCH STUDENTS Fellow who is working with Dr Garth the infant – these two relationships were mother is one important key to being To find a thesis supervisor and for Kendall on research funded by the independent.” an involved dad. Another is having the information on how to apply for both Fathering Project. He has recently had a courage to have a go – not fear doing it domestic and international students, visit “[The fathers’] RF was also strongly study published that assesses how well the ‘wrong way’ and being prepared to ask howtoapply.curtin.edu.au/research related to men’s identification with the families understood both their babies’ and for help if you need it.” fathering role, more father-time with the their own mental and emotional states, Alternatively, you can contact our Graduate child on weekends, and fathers’ parenting and how the father-baby relationship was Research School for more information: self-efficacy.” related to family functioning. Dr Cooke notes that while there is more Tel: +61 8 9266 3337 “I am particularly interested in the Email: GRS.FutureStudents@curtin.edu.au awareness about the importance of the very early stages of the father-infant Web: curtin.edu/postgrad-research father-child relationship, and increased relationship because I believe if a good expectations for dads to develop healthy quality relationship is established from connections with their children, one of the start of a child’s life, this provides the greatest barriers to this is personal a resilient foundation for the father’s experience. Many men may not have had involvement throughout their lifespan,” good relationships with their own fathers, says Dr Cooke. and are uncertain about how to nurture “We assessed the parent capacity to their children. This can impact on the consider mental states in the self and quality of the family relationships they the infant, which is called ‘Reflective develop.
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