Consultative and Collaborative Care 2

Course code MIDI2201Units 20Level 2000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Nursing and Midwifery

The guidelines of the Australian College of Midwives form the basis for identifying under what circumstances midwives need to consult, confer and collaborate with other health care providers. This course prepares midwifery students for collaborative care of women and babies who have less common presentations of the foetus.

The knowledge and skills to be able to maintain, repair and heal the perineum are taught. The care of women who have medical or serious mental health conditions during childbearing is included. The knowledge and skills to perform a physical assessment of the newborn ready for discharge are taught. The care of the neonate with congenital or medical conditions is presented.

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 2
Port Macquarie Nth Coast InstSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Describe the midwifery care of women and babies with less common presentations during pregnancy, labour, birth and the post partum: i.e., breech, face, brow, shoulder and twins
2. Assess, plan, implement and evaluate care for the woman and baby during premature labour, birth and post partum
3. Describe brief intervention when a woman/baby experiences substance abuse
4. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain perineal integrity and perform perineal repair if required
5. Describe the pathophysiology of respiratory failure, heart failure, renal failure and shock and disseminated intravascular coagulopathy
6. Use clinical reasoning skills to recognise and respond appropriately when medical, obstetric and neonatal emergencies occur in women or babies
7. Describe the pathophysiology, clinical features and collaborative care, including medications, which are required for women who have a medical condition: i.e. type 1 diabetes, heart disease, respiratory disease, clotting disorder and infections
8. Demonstrate the ability to physically assess the newborn baby and discharge from care appropriately
9. Describe the pathophysiology, clinical features and collaborative care required for the baby who is ill: prematurity, respiratory distress syndrome, respiratory failure, heart disease and heart failure, genetic disease or congenital defect
10. Teach new parents about contraceptive methods and their suitability for individual couples during the post partum period and lactation
11. Recognise the indications for and perform sensitive and appropriate vaginal speculum examinations on childbearing women
12. Demonstrate satisfactory clinical performance.
ContentCourse Content:
Module 1: Midwifery Care for Women and Babies with Unusual Presentations
Module 2: Maintaining Genital Tract Integrity and Perineal Suturing
Module 3: Clinical Decision-Making and Action in Life Threatening Situations
Module 4: Caring for the Childbearing Woman with a Medical Condition
Module 5: Caring for the Woman and Baby when the Baby has a Medical Condition
Module 6: Developing Practice
Replacing Course(s)Not Applicable
TransitionNot Applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeMIDI2101 Optimising Psychophysiology in the Childbearing Year, MIDI2102 Consultative and Collaborative Care 1 and MIDI2103 Midwifery Clinical Practice 2
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsClinical
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Clinical-Provide evidence of satisfactory clinical practice and progress towards clinical experience requirements.
Group/tutorial participation and contributionPreparation and participation is a hurdle requirement for passing this course as 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.
Labratory100% attendance and satisfactory performance is required in the Midwifery Clinical Laboratories and Mental Health Clinical Laboratories (MH Port Macquarie Students only semester 2). Attendance is essential preparation for clinical practice and provides relevant skills 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.
Online Learning ActivitiesOnline submission of module postings
Presentations - Tutorial1. Course themed presentation
2. Abstract submission
Contact HoursTutorial: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 24 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Laboratory: for 14 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Clinical: for 214 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Laboratory: for 18 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Program ComponentVerified within ClinConnect, the NSW Ministry of Health placement system
Academic Integrity Module
Requisite by EnrolmentEnrolment in Bachelor of Midwifery
Prior successful completion of MIDI1201, MIDI1202, MIDI2101, MIDI2102, MIDI2103
Prior successful completion of MIDI2202 or concurrently enrolled
Compulsory Program 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
- Achieve 80% in Maths for Medications and IV Calculations
- Prepare and participate in 80% of tutorials
- Complete required hours of clinical laboratory and demonstrate satisfactory performance
- Provide evidence of satisfactory clinical practice and progress towards clinical experience requirements for registration.
- Be assessed as competent in the required core skills
Those who fail to satisfy the Compulsory Course Requirements will have the normal avenues of appeal open to them.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for MIDI2201