Available in 2022
Course code

MIDI1207

Units

20 units

Level

1000 level

Course handbook

Description

Using the foundational concept of woman-centredness, this course provides opportunities for students to begin to translate theory into practice as they undertake their first professional midwifery experiences in the maternity practice areas. The course includes rostered work in maternity units and the community with childbearing women and their babies with particular emphasis on well women. This is the second in a suite of six professional experience courses designed to prepare students for registration as a midwife. The course provides beginning-level, progressive theory and skill development through simulated learning and midwifery professional experience.


Availability

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2022

Gosford

  • Semester 2 - 2022

Manning Base Hospital

  • Semester 2 - 2022

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): MIDI1204. Students who have successfully completed MIDI1204 are not eligible to enrol in MIDI1207.


Learning outcomes

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

1. translate research and theory into practice through preparation and discovery in simulated learning sessions

2. exhibit quality communication in midwifery work with women and their babies

3. demonstrate increasing awareness of the legal, ethical, cultural and professional frameworks as they apply to practical situations

4. demonstrate, and reflect on, their learning in/from midwifery work with women and their babies

5. show evidence of the early development of professional relationships with midwives and other members of the interdisciplinary team

6. achieve a satisfactory level of practice by demonstrating appropriate progress


Content

  • Module 1: Communication skills for working with well women and their babies in childbearing
  • Module 2: Safely optimising the health and well-being of women during labour and for their babies before and after birth
  • Module 3: Safely optimising the health and well-being of well women and their babies in the early postnatal time
  • Module 4: Breast feeding and lactation: the practicalities of supporting and assisting women and their babies
  • Module 5: Evidence and safety frameworks to promote quality and safety in medication administration   
  • Module 6: Legal and ethical issues: documentation in practice, ethical frameworks for practice, occupational violence 

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 [40297] program

and have successfully completed

MIDI1101 to enrol in this course.

Students who have successfully completed MIDI1204 cannot enrol in this course.


Assessment items

Journal: Reflective Journal Submission 1 - 20% *

Journal: Reflective Journal Submission 2 - 30% *

Professional Task: Midwifery Practice Progression - 50% *

* 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. - This course is a compulsory program requirement for students in the Bachelor of Midwifery. In addition to meeting the University's overall requirements for academic progression, students enrolled in this program must satisfactorily complete this course in order to progress in their program. Student must attend a minimum of 100% of these sessions
  • Integrated Learning Session: There is a compulsory attendance requirement in this course. - Student must attend a minimum of 100% of these sessions
  • Laboratory: There is a compulsory attendance requirement in this course. - Student must attend a minimum of 100% of these sessions

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Professional Task: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Journal: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit 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, Gosford and Manning Base Hospital

Clinical

Face to Face Off Campus 208 hour(s) per Term Full Term starting in week 1

Practical

Integrated Learning Session

Online 6 hour(s) per Term Full Term starting in week 1

Clinical Supervision - Virtual

Laboratory

Face to Face On Campus 36 hour(s) per Term Full Term starting in week 1

Simulated Learning

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.