Throughout your degree, you will gain significant practical experience. You will have clinical placement in a hospital maternity unit and some community settings as well as 600 hours of relationship-based continuity of care experiences, involving following the woman during her antenatal, labour, birth and post natal experiences.
Placements: Clinical placements for Callaghan students will be at John Hunter, Newcastle Private, Maitland, Singleton, Muswellbrook, Gosford Public and Gosford Private. For the Port Macquarie students placements will be at Port Macquarie, Kempsey and Taree. There will be approximately 600 hours of clinical placement during the degree. You will be supervised to conduct a minimum of 30 antenatal assessments, 30 births, 30 postnatal assessments and 15 assists with breastfeeding.
Continuity of care relationships with childbearing women: Students will participate in 10 relationship-based; continuity of care experiences with childbearing women each year (total of 30). You must be on call for the continuity of care experience births. Each continuity of care relationship is estimated to require about 20 hours of your time.