The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020

Course handbook

Description

This course introduces the theories underpinning the practice of midwifery as well as the ethical and legal dimensions of decision-making within the context of woman-centred maternity care. A holistic understanding of fetal and neonatal growth, health and wellbeing is presented and breastfeeding, bonding and the postnatal experiences are addressed.


Availability2020 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2020

Manning Base Hospital

  • Semester 1 - 2020

Learning outcomes

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

1. Practise midwifery within the requirements of legislation, common law and the scope of practice of a first year midwifery student

2. Use research to inform midwifery practice

3. Use research to promote safe and effective pre-conception and conception care for the childbearing woman

4. Provide evidence of promoting safe and effective midwifery care in the following contexts a) Pregnancy b) Birth c) Postnatal

5. Use research to inform best practice regarding infant nutrition


Content

This course is comprised of six modules.

  • Module 1: Midwifery practice and the requirements of legislation and common law
  • Module 2: Using research to inform midwifery practice
  • Module 3: Promoting safe and effective midwifery care for the well woman and her partner in the pre-conceptual period
  • Module 4: Promoting safe and effective midwifery care for the well woman and her baby during pregnancy
  • Module 5: Promoting safe and effective midwifery care for the well woman and her baby during labour and birth
  • Module 6: Promoting safe and effective midwifery care for the well woman and her baby in the postnatal period

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.


Requisite

Students must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Midwifery to enrol in this course.


Assessment items

Quiz: 4 MCQ quizzes *

Written Assignment: Written Assignment *

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Preparation and Participation for Weekly Tutorials *

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Satisfactory performance and 100% attendance at 20 hours of Clinical Laboratories *

Professional Task: Completion of 38 clinical hours and Submission of Current First Aid Certificate *

* 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:

  • Laboratory: There is a compulsory attendance requirement in this course. - Ensure 100% attendance at and satisfactory preparation and participation in clinical laboratories is a prerequisite for undertaking the clinical placement
  • Tutorial: There is a compulsory attendance requirement in this course. - Student must attend a minimum of 80% of these sessions

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course. - This is a formative assessment and will not contribute to your final grade
  • Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course. - This is a formative assessment and will not contribute to your final grade
  • Written Assignment: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Quiz: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Professional Task: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.

Pre-Placement Requirements:

  • NSW Health Verification Requirements - Mandatory NSW Health Verification Requirements must be met.

Contact hours

Callaghan and Manning Base Hospital

Clinical

Face to Face Off Campus 38 hour(s) per Term Full Term

4 hours x orientation to local health district clinical venue 8 to 12 hours x antenatal care 10 hours x Continuity of Care Experience (CCE) relationship, 4 hours x CCE supervision 8 to12 hours x Preparation for Parenthood Classes

Laboratory

Face to Face On Campus 20 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 24 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Lectures are internal or online

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 24 hour(s) per Term Full Term