The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019

Course handbook

Description

In this course, students will discuss and debate ethical and legal dilemmas in the childbearing year. Students will examine contemporary political and cultural issues related to childbearing and maternity care provision and learn how to provide midwifery care to women who have mental, physical or intellectual impairment during the childbearing year


Availability2019 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2019

Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst

  • Semester 1 - 2019

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): MIDI3102. Students who have successfully completed MIDI3102 are not eligible to enrol in MIDI3104.


Learning outcomes

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

1. Critically discuss legal and ethical concepts related to childbearing and maternity care provision

2. Critically discuss contemporary political and cultural issues related to childbearing and maternity care provision

3. Retrieve and critique literature related to: a. The social construct of childbearing and parenting, b. The effect of parenting on women, their partners and society c. The social construct of breastfeeding

4. Describe midwifery support as well as collaborative care pathways and agencies required to support women with functional impairment

5. Discuss the barriers woman from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities face when attempting to access culturally safe maternity care

6. Outline the midwifery support strategies that facilitate culturally safe care.


Content

This course is comprised of three modules:

  • Module 1 - Legal and Ethical Issues in Midwifery Practice
  • Module 2 - Contemporary Political and Cultural Contexts of Childbearing
  • Module 3 - Working with Women with Additional Needs
  • Module 4 - Professional Development

Requisite

Students must be active in the Bachelor of Midwifery and must have successfully completed or be concurrently enrolled in HUBS1406, HUBS1416, MIDI1101, MIDI1203, MIDI1204, and NURS1101, to enrol in MIDI3104.


Assumed knowledge

NURS1101

MIDI1101

HUBS1406

HUBS1416

MIDI1203

MIDI1204


Assessment items

Written Assignment: Literature Review *

Essay: Essay *

* 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:

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

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Written Assignment: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Essay: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.

Contact hours

Callaghan and Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst

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