ARA Institute of Canterbury: New Zealand Diploma in Pregnancy, Childbirth and Early Parenting Education

This two-year, part-time programme is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge required to facilitate quality, informed pregnancy, childbirth and early parenting education.

Using a blended delivery model combining online and face-to-face learning, this programme can be studied anywhere in New Zealand. It requires a commitment of 20 hours study per week, plus attendance at two, three-day wānanga/intensive at the City campus (Christchurch).

The diploma covers knowledge relating to anatomy, physiology, psychology and sociology of the child-bearing years; pregnancy; labour and childbirth; infant nutrition and breastfeeding; early parenting and child health; cultural awareness and cultural safety; determinants of health; and the Treaty of Waitangi.


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