The Midwife and Contemporary Maternity Care
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
Previously offered in 2014
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 1|
|Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst||Semester 1|
|Objectives||Students 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
|Content||Module 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|
|Assumed Knowledge||Successful completion of all Second Year Bachelor of Midwifery subjects.|
|Modes of Delivery||Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning|
Self Directed Learning
|Essays / Written Assignments||Literature Review|
|Examination: Formal||Formal examination (50% pass is required).|
Students who do not achieve 50% or higher in the exam may be offered a second attempt if all other course requirements have been satisfied.
|Group/tutorial participation and contribution||Tutorial preparation and participation is a hurdle requirement for passing this course because the 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.|
|Laboratory Exercises||100% 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.
|Contact Hours||Tutorial: 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
|Requisite by Enrolment||Enrolment 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 Component||Verified within ClinConnect, the NSW Ministry of Health placement system|
Academic Integrity Module
|Compulsory Course Component||In 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.
|Timetables||2015 Course Timetables for MIDI3103|