Midwifery Clinical Practice 1

Course code MIDI1202Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Nursing and Midwifery

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

This course is a Compulsory Program Component and students must pass in order to progress in the Bachelor of Midwifery program

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Port Macquarie Nth Coast InstSemester 2
Previously offered in 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
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
ContentModule 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
Replacing Course(s)Not Applicable
TransitionNot Applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeSemester 1 Bachelor of Midwifery courses: NURS1101, HUBS1406, NURS1102.
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Laboratory
Self Directed Learning
Tutorial
Assessment Items
ClinicalProvide evidence of satisfactory clinical practice and progress towards clinical experience requirements
Essays / Written AssignmentsReflection on a critical learning incident from practice.
Examination: FormalMultiple Choice

A grade of 50% or higher in the final exam is required to pass this course. Students who do not achieve 50% or higher in the exam may be offered a second attempt if all other course requirements have been satisfied.
Group/tutorial participation and contributionPreparation and participation is hurdle requirement for passing this course because the tutorials provide educational experiences aimed at changing student knowledge, attitudes and skills so as to enable students to safely and effectively interact with women and their families in ways that are physically, emotionally, socially and culturally safe.
LabratoryTo be eligible to attend clinical placement 100% attendance and satisfactory performance is required in Clinical Laboratories. Attendance is essential preparation for clinical practice and provides relevant clinical skills and medication related knowledge.
Students will only given the opportunity for a makeup laboratory if an adverse circumstances form is submitted and approved by the course coordinator.

Failure to attend clinical lab may result in either cancellation or postponement of clinical placement.
Contact HoursClinical: for 178 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Laboratory: for 16 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 3 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentEnrolment in Bachelor of Midwifery.
Prior successful completion of NURS1101
Compulsory Program ComponentVerified within ClinConnect, the NSW Ministry of Health placement system.
Academic Integrity Module
Compulsory Course ComponentIn order to demonstrate that the student has fulfilled the course learning objectives and to be awarded a pass or higher grade in this course each student is required to:
- Reflect on a critical learning incident from practice.
- Gain a mark of 50% or higher in the final exam
- Gain a combined score of 50% or higher for all graded assessment items.
- Achieve a minimum of 80% tutorial preparation and participation (including completion of tutorial guides) graded as Satisfactory / Unsatisfactory
- Ensure 100% attendance at and satisfactory preparation and participation in clinical laboratories, graded as Satisfactory / Unsatisfactory
- Provide evidence of satisfactory clinical practice and progress towards clinical experience requirements for registration
Those who fail to satisfy the Compulsory Course Requirements will have the normal avenues of appeal open to them.
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for MIDI1202