Midwifery Clinical Practice 2

Course code MIDI2103Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Nursing and Midwifery

This course has a focus on the further development of the student as a midwife who can safely care for all women and babies, both sick and well. Content includes: newborn screening, the quality use of medicines, medication calculation and the administration of all routes of medication and IV fluid administration. Surgical care, catheterisation and fluid balance charting are introduced and practised in the laboratory and clinical setting.

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 1
Port Macquarie Nth Coast InstSemester 1
Previously offered in 2015, 2013, 2012
Objectives1. Demonstrate 100% accuracy in mathematics with medication and IV calculations for adults and babies
2. Apply knowledge of the law and health policy to the administration of medications, fluids, blood and immunisations
3. Safely administer medications, immunisations, IV fluids and blood products
4. Provide holistic pre, intra and post-operative care to women and babies who experience caesarean births
5. Prevent and collaboratively manage postoperative complications for women and babies
6. Apply the principles of asepsis and wound healing when caring for the surgical wound; including following wound breakdown
7. Recognise and provide appropriate care when the baby has hypoglycaemia, hypothermia, jaundice or is small or large for gestational age
8. Demonstrate mastery of specified clinical skills
9. Demonstrate satisfactory clinical performance
ContentModule 1: Medications, Immunisations, IV Fluids and Blood Transfusions
Module 2: Surgical Care
Module 3: Caring for the Woman and Baby when the Baby is Compromised
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
Integrated Learning
Laboratory
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
ClinicalProvide evidence of satisfactory clinical practice and progress towards clinical experience requirements.
Essays / Written AssignmentsLearning package - short answers relating to modules in course content
Examination: Formal90% mastery in maths for medications and IV calculation exam

Students who do not achieve 90% or higher in the exam may be offered a second attempt if all other course requirements have been satisfied.
Integrated LearningOSCA (Objective Structured Clinical Assessment) - Hurdle Requirement
Laboratory Exercises100% attendance and satisfactory performance is required in Midwifery and/or Mental Health Clinical Laboratories. Attendance is essential preparation for clinical practice and provides relevant clinical skills and knowledge.

Students may be given the opportunity for a makeup laboratory if an adverse circumstances form is submitted and approved by the course coordinator.

Failure to attend 100% of clinical lab will result in either cancellation or delay in clinical placement.
Contact HoursLaboratory: for 24 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Laboratory: for 14 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Clinical: for 262 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Lecture: for 12 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentEnrolment in Bachelor of Midwifery program.
Prior successful completion of MIDI1201, MIDI1202.
Prior successful completion or concurrent enrolment in MIDI2101 and MIDI2102
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:
- Achieve 90% in Maths for Medications and IV Calculations
- Prepare and participate in 80% of tutorials
- Complete required number of clinical laboratory hours and demonstrate satisfactory performance
- Complete 262 hours of clinical placement, and provide evidence of attendance and satisfactory performance on weekly Year 1-2 Midwifery Placement Appraisal forms
- 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 MIDI2103