Available in 2021
Course code

MIDI1204

Units

20 units

Level

1000 level

Course handbook

Description

This course promotes the translation of theory into the practice of midwifery for well women and babies including antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care. This course is needed to prepare the student for commencing practice as a novice midwife. It provides theory and skill development as well as specific clinical learning objectives.


Availability2021 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2021

Manning Base Hospital

  • Semester 2 - 2021

Learning outcomes

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

1. Apply professional interpersonal and woman-centred communication skills to midwifery practice

2. Provide the well woman and her fetus /baby antenatal care; under the supervision of a registered maternity care provider.

3. Provide the well woman and her fetus /baby care during labour, birth and the immediate postpartum period; under the supervision of a registered midwife.

4. Provide the well woman and her baby care during the postnatal period, including the initiation of breastfeeding; under the supervision of a registered midwife

5. Demonstrate an understanding of continuity of midwifery care and carer


Content

This course is comprised of five modules.

  • Module 1: Communicating in the maternity care environment
  • Module 2: Assessing the health and well-being of the well woman and her baby during pregnancy
  • Module 3: Midwifery Care for the well woman, and her baby, during labour and birth
  • Module 4: Midwifery Care for the well woman, and her baby following birth
  • Module 5: Providing and supporting midwifery continuity of care

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 active in the Bachelor of Midwifery and have successfully completed or be concurrently enrolled in MIDI1101 and NURS1101, to enrol in this course.


Assumed knowledge

MIDI1101

NURS1101


Assessment items

Quiz: 4 online MCQ quizzes *

Journal: Continuity of Care Experience (CCE) Journal - Communication *

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Attendance at 18 Hours of Clinical Labs *

Log / Workbook: Evidence of Satisfactory Clinical Practice *

Professional Task: Completion of 236 Clinical Hours *

* 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:

  • Clinical: There is a compulsory attendance requirement in this course. - Student must attend a minimum of 100% of these sessions
  • Individual Supervision: There is a compulsory attendance requirement in this course. - Student must attend a minimum of 6 hours per semester
  • 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

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course. - Ensure 100% attendance at and satisfactory preparation and participation in clinical laboratories
  • Journal: 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.
  • Log / Workbook: 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 236 hour(s) per Term Full Term

40 x Antenatal 40 x Postnatal 40 x Birthing 6 x Clinical Supervision 110 x Continuous Care Experience (CCE)

Integrated Learning Session

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Individual Supervision

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks starting in week 1

Laboratory

Face to Face On Campus 18 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Term Full Term starting in week 1

Student must attend a minimum of 80% of these sessions

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