Midwifery Clinical Practice 1

Description

This course promotes the translation of theory into the practice of midwifery for well women and babies including antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Apply communication skills to midwifery practice including communication about sensitive personal matters

2. Provide antenatal care for well women and babies under the supervision of a registered maternity care provider

3. Observe and discuss the process of prenatal parent education in the antenatal period

4. Provide labour care for well women and babies under the supervision of a registered midwife

5. Under the supervision of a registered midwife, support a woman to birth her baby and placenta and initiate skin to skin contact and breastfeeding

6. Provide postnatal care to well women and babies under the supervision of a registered midwife, including breastfeeding

7. Support the woman to care for her baby to prevent or correct physiological jaundice, hypothermia and/or hypoglycaemia of the newborn

Content

  • Module 1: Communication Skills Applied to Midwifery Practice
  • Module 2: Antenatal Care of Well Women and Babies
  • Module 3: Labour and Birth Care of Well Women and Babies
  • Module 4: Postnatal Care of Women and Babies Including Common Challenges

Review of Progress

This course is a compulsory program requirement for students in the following program(s):

In addition to meeting the University's overall requirements for academic progression, students enrolled in these program(s) must satisfactorily complete this course in order to progress in their program.

Requisites

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Midwifery program. Pre-requisite- successful completion of NURS1101

Assumed Knowledge

Semester 1 Bachelor of Midwifery courses: NURS1101, HUBS1406, NURS1102.

Assessment Items

Formal Examination: Exam - Evidence of Satisfactory Clinical Practice (1a) and (1b) Attendance at clinical laboratories *

Participation: Satisfactory clinical practice requirements *

Written Assignment: Reflection on clinical learning incident

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Attendance at and participation in Clinical Laboratories *

Participation: Preparation for and participation in tutorials *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

General Course Requirements:

  • Tutorial: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions. - Students must achieve a minimum of 80% tutorial preparation and participation (including completion of tutorial guides)
  • Laboratory: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions. - Students must ensure 100% attendance at and satisfactory preparation and participation in clinical laboratories.

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Formal Examination: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Participation: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Participation: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.

Pre-Placement Requirements:

  • NSW Health Verification Requirements - Students must complete NSW Health Department requirements for students to attend placements in NSW Health facilities.

Contact Hours

Clinical

Face to Face Off Campus 178 hour(s) per Term

6 hrs: Clinical Supervision, small groups of up to six students, for 2 hrs per month.80 hrs: Continuity of Care and Antenatal Care, direct supervision.92 hrs:Maternity Unit - Birthing 40; Postnatal 40; Parenting Ed 12.

Laboratory

Face to Face On Campus 16 hour(s) per Term

Laboratory is 2 days x 8 hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Lectures are internal or online at the student's choice.

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 3 Weeks