The University of Newcastle, Australia
Not currently offered
Course code

ABOR2500

Units

10 units

Level

2000 level

Course handbook

Description

This course develops the students' cultural awareness and sensitivity to Indigenous people, their culture and spiritual practices; particularly practices associated with childbearing and family. Students will develop an understanding of the socio-historical context of Indigenous people with particular emphasis on the Hunter New England region. The stolen generation and its ongoing legacy will be explored. The way in which health services have been offered to Indigenous people will be outlined. Indigenous understandings of women's business about birthing and mothering and the role of men in families will be explored. The way that western health services and health professionals currently relate to Indigenous women will be discussed. Culturally appropriate birthing services will be considered. The aim is that midwives will learn to work in a capacity-building, culturally inclusive partnership with Indigenous women, their families, and communities during preconception, pregnancy, birth and the first 6 weeks postnatal.

This course provides cross-cultural understanding in an Indigenous context and fits the University's commitment to Indigenisation of curriculum and graduate attributes.

Assumed Knowledge All first year courses competed


Availability

Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Semester 2 - 2017.


Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Ensure that midwifery practice is woman- centred, culturally inclusive and safe.

2. Base midwifery practice on ethical decision-making in an Indigenous cultural environment.

3. Function in accordance with legislation and common law affecting midwifery practice.

4. Integrate knowledge from psycho-physiology and related research to understand best practice in maternity care in an Indigenous appropriate practice across the following contexts: a. Preconception and conception b. Pregnancy c. Birth d. Postnatal and Infant nutrition


Content

  • Indigenous history and cultural diversity (pre and post-colonial)
  • Indigenous Women's business and western maternity services
  • Health Disparities between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Childbearing Families
  • Cultural safety in relation to Indigenous childbearing

Requisite

Students must be in the B Midwifery program, and have successfully completed the following courses: NURS1101, MIDI1101, MIDI1203, MIDI1204, HUBS1406, and HUBS1416.


Assumed knowledge

ABOR2500Aboriginal ChildbearingThis course develops the students' cultural awareness and sensitivity to Indigenous people, their culture and spiritual practices; particularly practices associated with childbearing and family. Students will develop an understanding of the socio-historical context of Indigenous people with particular emphasis on the Hunter New England region. The stolen generation and its ongoing legacy will be explored. The way in which health services have been offered to Indigenous people will be outlined. Indigenous understandings of women's business about birthing and mothering and the role of men in families will be explored. The way that western health services and health professionals currently relate to Indigenous women will be discussed. Culturally appropriate birthing services will be considered. The aim is that midwives will learn to work in a capacity-building, culturally inclusive partnership with Indigenous women, their families, and communities during preconception, pregnancy, birth and the first 6 weeks postnatal.

This course provides cross-cultural understanding in an Indigenous context and fits the University's commitment to Indigenisation of curriculum and graduate attributes.

Assumed Knowledge All first year courses competedFEDUAFaculty of Education and Arts461Wollotuka School of Aboriginal Studies102000This Course was last offered in Semester 2 - 2017.NURS1101, MIDI1101, MIDI1203, MIDI1204, HUBS1406, HUBS1416 Indigenous history and cultural diversity (pre and post-colonial) Indigenous Women's business and western maternity services Health Disparities between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Childbearing Families Cultural safety in relation to Indigenous childbearing YOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:1Ensure that midwifery practice is woman- centred, culturally inclusive and safe.2Base midwifery practice on ethical decision-making in an Indigenous cultural environment.3Function in accordance with legislation and common law affecting midwifery practice.4Integrate knowledge from psycho-physiology and related research to understand best practice in

maternity care in an Indigenous appropriate practice across the following contexts:

a. Preconception and conception

b. Pregnancy

c. Birth

d. Postnatal and Infant nutrition Students must be in the B Midwifery program, and have successfully completed the following courses: NURS1101, MIDI1101, MIDI1203, MIDI1204, HUBS1406, and HUBS1416.Journal: Journal *Presentation: Tutorial Presentation *Essay: Essay/Written Presentation ** This assessment has a compulsory requirement.In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:General Course Requirements:Lecture: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions.Students must attend a minimum of 80% of these sessions.Tutorial: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions.Students must attend a minimum of 80% of these sessions.Course Assessment Requirements:Essay: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.Each assessment will require a minimum of a pass mark to successfully complete the coursePresentation: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.Each assessment will require a minimum of a pass mark to successfully complete the courseJournal: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.Each assessment will require a minimum of a pass mark to successfully complete the coursePre-Placement Requirements:Working with Children - A national criminal history check and review of findings of misconduct involving children, required for any child-related work.Students must attend study days 1 and 2 and participate in all activities of the days prior to their 16 hour integrated learning placement.


Assessment items

Journal: Journal *

Presentation: Tutorial Presentation *

Essay: Essay/Written Presentation *

* 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:

  • Lecture: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions. - Students must attend a minimum of 80% of these sessions.
  • Tutorial: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions. - Students must attend a minimum of 80% of these sessions.

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Essay: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course. - Each assessment will require a minimum of a pass mark to successfully complete the course
  • Presentation: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course. - Each assessment will require a minimum of a pass mark to successfully complete the course
  • Journal: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course. - Each assessment will require a minimum of a pass mark to successfully complete the course

Pre-Placement Requirements:

  • Working with Children - A national criminal history check and review of findings of misconduct involving children, required for any child-related work. - Students must attend study days 1 and 2 and participate in all activities of the days prior to their 16 hour integrated learning placement.