This is the capstone course for Bachelor of Midwifery students. The course requires students to integrate and apply the knowledge, concepts and skills associated with their entire sequence of undergraduate study. This course comprises two hours of on-campus teaching followed by an extended clinical placement in one of a range of contexts in which students are required to demonstrate their ability to practice at the level of a competent beginning registered midwife. Transition to the role of registered midwife, clinical competence and safety and quality in health care are the primary focus of this course.
Availability2021 Course Timetables
- Semester 2 - 2021
Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst
- Semester 2 - 2021
This course replaces the following course(s): MIDI3201. Students who have successfully completed MIDI3201 are not eligible to enrol in MIDI3202.
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate competence to practice according to the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Boards' National Competency Standards for the Registered Midwife
2. Demonstrate effective clinical reasoning skills
3. Participate in quality improvement, clinical audits and risk management activities
4. Identify and use appropriate personal strategies and support networks to manage the stress inherent in professional practice.
5. Communicate appropriately and contribute effectively as a member of the interdisciplinary health care team
In this course, students are required to demonstrate competent practice as defined by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council National Competency Standards for the Registered Midwife as structured under each of the following domains:
- Domain 1: Legal and professional practice
- Domain 2: Midwifery knowledge and practice
- Domain 3: Midwifery as primary healthcare
- Domain 4: Reflective and ethical practice
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.
Student must be enrolled in the B Midwifery Prog, and successfully completed ABOR2500, HUBS1406, HUBS1416, MIDI1101, MIDI1203, MIDI1204, MIDI2105, MIDI2106, MIDI2107, MIDI2203, MIDI2204, MIDI3104, MIDI3105, NURS1101 and NURS3106.
Successful completion of all courses in all semesters preceding the final semester of study in the Bachelor of Midwifery Degree
Report: Clinical Audit Report A and Part B *
Formal Examination: Formal Capstone Exam *
Log / Workbook: Evidence of Satisfactory Clinical Practice *
Professional Task: Completion of 266 Clinical Hours *
* 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:
- Clinical: 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.
- Log / Workbook: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
- Report: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
- Formal Examination: Minimum Grade / Mark Requirement - Students must obtain a specified minimum grade / mark in this assessment item to pass the course.
- NSW Health Verification Requirements - Mandatory NSW Health Verification Requirements must be met.
Callaghan and Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst
Face to Face Off Campus 266 hour(s) per Term Full Term
160 hrs x allocated clinical placement hours 6 x clinical supervision 100 x Continuity of Care Experience Relationships
Face to Face On Campus 8 hour(s) per Term Full Term
Clinical Debrief Sessions
Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Term Full Term
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