Otago Polytechnic

All are welcome to this month's free Midwifery webinar, presented by Carolyn McIntosh.

WHEN: Monday, 25 May 2020, 1 – 2pm

HOW: Access via Adobe Connect 

Midwifery school experiences during Covid-19 Lockdown

The presentation provides a backdrop to the School of Midwifery as we adapted to the changes brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. It outlines some of the impacts on the undergraduate degree programme which is delivered as a blend of online, face to face and practice-based learning. There will also be an opportunity to discuss impacts on the postgraduate degree programme.

During the presentation there will be an opportunity for those present to outline challenges related to course delivery and pastoral care of students. It will also provide an opportunity to explore what we have learned from our experiences of continuing with midwifery education during lockdown. Some of these initiatives might be carried forward as we recommence face to face student contact and students return to practice. This feedback will form the basis for publication of a blog post on Tūhono to support further debate within Otago Polytechnic and share our experiences.

Presenter Bio

Carolyn is a midwife and principal midwifery lecturer at Otago Polytechnic school of midwifery. Carolyn has extensive experience as a rural midwife and has been a midwifery lecturer since 2002. Carolyn was involved in development of the undergraduate midwifery degree, from on campus classroom learning, to blended learning, with face to face, online and practice-based experiences. Carolyn has a research interest in equality of learning and assessment strategies to support midwifery education for students located in rural and remote settings.


Published on 21 May 2020

Orderdate: 21 May 2020
Expiry: 26 May 2020