Consultative and Collaborative Care 1

Course code MIDI2102Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Nursing and Midwifery

This course further develops communication and decision-making skills relevant to clinical practice. The ethical nature of the midwifery partnership is explored. The Australian College of Midwives Consultation and Referral guidelines are used to form the basis for identifying under what circumstances midwives need to collaborate with other health care providers.

The course covers the complications that are detected in the antenatal period. The course includes premature labour and birth, complicated and prolonged labour, including surgical birth. Complicated postnatal care including postoperative care and postnatal distress will also be introduced.

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

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Port Macquarie Nth Coast InstSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn the successful completion of this course, students will be able to work consultatively and collaboratively when providing midwifery care to women. Specifically:

1. Establish, maintain and conclude ethical partnerships with women
2. Demonstrate advanced skills in sensitive interviewing and therapeutic communications and professional communication
3. Use clinical reasoning and communication skills to inform decision-making by the woman
4. Discuss and explain complications that occur in pregnancy, including: hyperemesis, bleeding in pregnancy, molar and ectopic pregnancies, mental health challenges and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, gestational diabetes
5. Assess, plan, implement and evaluate care for the woman and/or baby with a health challenge in pregnancy including; bleeding or pain, gestation diabetes or hypertension, the baby is small or large for gestational age
6. Discuss and explain complicated and prolonged labour and birth including prevention, pain and pain relief, induction, augmentation, epidural anaesthetics, electronic monitoring, premature birth and surgical births and recovery
7. Perform fetal monitoring including the interpretation of cardiotocograph tracing, acid-base and lactate levels
8. Assess, plan, implement and evaluate care for the woman and baby during complicated labour and birth including; induction, prolonged labour, cephalic malpresentation, epidural, instrumental and caesarean birth and third stage complications
9. Recognise and respond appropriately when there is deterioration in the condition of the woman, foetus or baby
10. Assess, plan, implement and evaluate care with the woman who has complications in the postnatal period including; post-caesarean care and complications, breastfeeding and/or mother-baby attachment difficulties
11. Discuss the benefits and side effects of the various contraceptive options
12. Apply knowledge gained from this course to the care of a woman where the student has a continuity of care relationship.
ContentModule 1: Communications, Law, Ethics and Decision-making
Module 2: Fetal Monitoring and Fetal Distress
Module 3: Caring for the Woman and/or Foetus with Health Challenges in Pregnancy
Module 4: Caring for the Woman and Baby during Complicated Labour and/or Birth Including Caesarean Birth
Module 5: Caring for the Woman and/baby who has Postnatal Complications
Replacing Course(s)Not Applicable
TransitionNot Applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeFirst Year Bachelor of Midwifery courses.
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Examination: FormalFormal Exam - Exam content will be linked to course objectives and key concepts.

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.
Online Learning Activities2 online postings linked to course content modules
Other: (please specify)CTG K2 Package (Cardiotocograph) Successful completion is a requirement of the NSW Ministry of Health This component must be passed prior to completion of the course.

Students are provided with unlimited opportunities to repeat this package.
Contact HoursTutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Lecture: for 24 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Program ComponentMandatory NSW Health Verification Requirements must be met.
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
- Submit all assessment items
- Complete Cardiotocographic (CTG) K2 Package with a Pass Grade
- Gain a mark of 50% or higher in the final exam
- Gain a combined score of 50% or higher from all graded assessment items.
Those who fail to satisfy the Compulsory Course Requirements will have the normal avenues of appeal open to them.
Requisite by EnrolmentEnrolment in the Bachelor of Midwifery
Prior successful completion of MIDI1201 & MIDI1202.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for MIDI2102