Optimising Psychophysiology in the Childbearing Year
Available in 2013
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 1|
|Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst||Semester 1|
Previously offered in 2012
The aim is to equip midwifery students with the knowledge to be able to assist the childbearing woman and her family achieve the most optimal health possible, regardless of current health challenges or risk status.
This course extends on the concepts of psychophysiology and allostasis that were introduced in MIDI1201. Students will learn the biological basis for understanding how the various stressors can lead to genetic mutations, problems with genetic expression and activation of the stress response. The effects of acute and chronic stress will be considered for the woman, her partner, the foetus and the baby.
Meeting human needs is the basis for health and wellbeing; thus, unmet human needs are the causes stress and illness. In Maslow's Hierarchy of Human Needs, the following categories of needs are addressed: physiological, safety and security, love and belonging, self-esteem and spiritual.
This course is a Compulsory Program Component and students must pass in order to progress in the Bachelor of Midwifery program
|Objectives||Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
1. Draw upon psychophysiology and apply concepts from genetics, epigenetics, allostasis and the stress and relaxation responses to the childbearing woman, her partner the foetus and the baby
2. Work with the woman and her partner to support them to meet their own needs and that of their foetus and baby in the following categories:
a. Physiological needs including; shelter, nutrition, sleep, exercise, sex and avoiding radiation and pollution
b. Safety needs including; income, safety at home and in community, access to health care, control of own health decisions
c. Love and belonging needs including; love in the primary relationship and the family, feeling loved and supported by friends and co-workers and having a midwifery partnership
d. Self-Esteem needs including feeling valuable and important to others and proud of self as a woman and a mother
e. Self-actualisation and spiritual needs, including identifying and living in alignment with own values, being spontaneous and creatively expressing oneself as an individual
|Content||This course is comprised of six modules.
Module 1: Psychophysiology and Health Promotion
Module 2: Healthy Satisfaction of Physiological Needs
Module 3: Healthy Satisfaction of Safety and Security Needs
Module 4 Healthy Satisfaction of Love and Belonging Needs
Module 5: Healthy Satisfaction of Self-esteem Needs
Module 6: Healthy Satisfaction of Self-actualisation and Spiritual Needs
|Replacing Course(s)||Not Applicable|
|Assumed Knowledge||First Year Bachelor of Midwifery courses.|
|Modes of Delivery||Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Self Directed Learning
|Contact Hours||Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Individual Supervision: for 6 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Clinical: for 116 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
|Timetables||2013 Course Timetables for MIDI2101|