Issues in the Childbearing Year

Description

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.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. 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

Content

  • Module 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

Review of Progress

This course is a compulsory program requirement for students in the following program(s):

In addition to meeting the University's overall requirements for academic progression, students enrolled in these program(s) must satisfactorily complete this course in order to progress in their program.

Requisites

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Midwifery program.

Assumed Knowledge

Successful completion of all Second Year Bachelor of Midwifery subjects.

Assessment Items

Role Play: GROUPWORK - Formal debate *

Participation: Preparation for and participation in tutorials *

Presentation: On line presentation *

Essay: Essay *

Written Assignment: Research awareness exercise (Optional activity)

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

General Course Requirements:

  • Tutorial: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions. - Students must prepare and participate in 80% of tutorials.

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Role Play: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Participation: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Presentation: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Essay: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.

Pre-Placement Requirements:

  • NSW Health Verification Requirements - Students must complete NSW Health Department requirements for students to attend placements in NSW Health facilities.

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 12 hour(s) per Term

Lecture 6 hours x 2 days

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks