Welcome to The Midwifery Junction, an interactive website for everyone connected to the Bachelor of Midwifery programme owned and delivered by Otago Polytechnic and Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology which are located in the South Island of New Zealand.
Junction is defined as a place where two or more things come together and connect. The principal aim of this website is to connect midwifery educators, midwifery students, practising midwives, childbearing women and anyone else interested or involved in our midwifery programme.
The Midwifery Junction hopes to build partnerships and develop communities by providing mechanisms for communication, networking, learning, reflection, and developing practice. The website provides access to a wide variety of resources including a ‘digital toolbox’ for those wanting to build confidence in using various digital technologies for learning and communicating. Click on the relevant tab above to enter different areas on the site.
The student tag is for current students as well as those who want to become students in the future and there is a lot of information about the Bachelor of Midwifery programme here. The educators tag is for midwifery educators currently employed at Otago Polytechnic and CPIT but also provides information for midwives who are considering becoming midwifery educators in the future. The alumni tag is for graduates of our programmes. We are keen to keep in touch with you and hope you will make contact through this site. The women tag provides lots of information for pregnant women who may be thinking about having a student involved in their care. It also has resources of interest to women. If you are thinking of becoming a midwifery student please look under the student tag. The midwives tag provides information about working with our students as well as links to free resources on preceptorship and other professional development resources. The links tag will take you to many websites of interest. We hope you enjoy Midwifery Junction and visit again.
Ka tupu, ka toro, ka whakaiho takata
Toro te akaaka, toro te iho nui, toro te iho roa
Ka whakaupoko, ka whakarikarika
Ka whakawaewae, ka whakatinana mai
Tihei mauri ora
Nau mai, tahuti mai mai ki tēnei wahi ipuraki
Ko te kaupapa o tenei wahi ipuraki hei tuhono i kā akoka,
kā kaiako, me kā wahine e hapū ana i raro i te whaika kotahi
Tēnā tahi tātou
The website has been designed and built with funding from the Encouraging and Supporting Innovation (ESI) Fund, from the Tertiary Education Commission.