The Midwife and Contemporary Maternity Care

Course code MIDI3103Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Nursing and Midwifery

Students will examine contemporary political and cultural issues related to childbearing and maternity care provision. The course encourages students to develop skills in self-awareness and self-nurturing to promote their own health. Skills in effective teamwork and professional development of self and others are discussed.

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
ObjectivesStudents who successfully complete this course will be able to:

1. Critically discuss the contemporary political and cultural issues related to childbearing and maternity care provision
2. Describe the barriers for woman from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities being able to access culturally safe maternity care
3. Provide culturally safe care to women and their families from CALD communities
4. Practise self-nurturing strategies to enhance their own holistic health
5. Demonstrate self-awareness and social intelligence when dealing with others
6. Work effectively as a team member and contribute to a harmonious workplace environment
7. Demonstrate satisfactory clinical performance
ContentModule 1: Contemporary Political and Cultural Context of Childbearing
Module 2: Woman from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities
Module 3: The Midwife, Self-care and a Healthy Workplace
Module 4: Preparation for Practice
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 MethodsLecture
Laboratory
Self Directed Learning
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsHealth Promotion Brochure
Essays / Written AssignmentsLiterature Review
Laboratory Exercises100% attendance and satisfactory performance is required in Midwifery. Attendance is essential preparation for clinical practice and provides relevant clinical skills and knowledge.

Holistic Assessment and Care Evaluations (HACE) Objective Structured Clinical Assessments (OSCA) and
Clinical Assessment Test (CATS) completion of all 4 competencies

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 of clinical placement.
Presentations - IndividualHealth Promotion Brochure
Contact HoursTutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Lecture: for 12 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Clinical: for 262 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Laboratory: for 16 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, MIDI2202
Prior successful completion or concurrent enrolment MIDI3102 and NURS3108
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 and gain a combined score of 50% or higher from all graded assessment items
- Satisfactory performance and 100% attendance of clinical laboratory is essential preparation for clinical practice and provides relevant clinical skills and knowledge.
- Provide evidence of satisfactory clinical practice and progress towards clinical experience requirements for registration.
- Gain a mark of 50% or higher in the final exam
- Prepare and participate in 80% of tutorials
- 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.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for MIDI3103