Issues in the Childbearing Year

Course code MIDI3102Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Nursing and Midwifery

In this course, students will discuss and debate ethical and legal dilemmas in the childbearing year. They will discuss theories and evidence concerning attachment and transition to parenthood. Students will learn how to provide midwifery care to women who have mental, physical or intellectual impairment during the childbearing year.

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
Objectives1. Apply legal and ethical concepts to discuss issues of concern in midwifery practice critically
2. Examine the social construction of childbearing and parenting
3. Critically discuss theories and evidence about how pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, attachment and parenting affect women, their partners and their lives
4. Describe and discuss infant developmental milestones in the first year of life
5. Critically discuss theories of parenting within an historical framework and generally support women in their parenting style
6. Describe the psychopathology, clinical features and collaborative care including medications, which is required for women with functional impairment including intellectual and physical disability and serious mental illness: i.e. major mental illnesses, suicidal or homicidal ideation
7. Participate effectively in learning groups and respond responsibly if group is not functioning well
ContentModule 1: Legal and Ethical Issues in Midwifery Practice
Module 2: The Transition to Parenthood and Infant Development
Module 3: Caring for the Woman with Functional Impairment
Replacing Course(s)Not Applicable
TransitionNot Applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeSuccessful completion of all Second Year Bachelor of Midwifery subjects.
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsClinical
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsEssay
Presentations - GroupFormal Debate - Legal and Ethical Issues
Presentations - GroupPresentation - Lesson Plan
Contact HoursTutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Lecture: for 12 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentEnrolment in Bachelor of Midwifery
Prior successful completion of HUBS1406, HUBS1416, NURS1101, NURS1102, MIDI2101, MIDI2102, MIDI2103, & MIDI2201
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:
- Submit all assessment items
- Gain an aggregate of 50% or higher for assessment items
- Prepare and Participate in 80% of tutorials
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for MIDI3102