Available in 2022
Course code

MIDI3202

Units

20 units

Level

3000 level

Course handbook

Description

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.


Availability

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2022

Manning Base Hospital

  • Semester 2 - 2022

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): MIDI3201. Students who have successfully completed MIDI3201 are not eligible to enrol in MIDI3202.


Learning outcomes

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


Content

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.


Requisite

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.


Assumed knowledge

Successful completion of all courses in all semesters preceding the final semester of study in the Bachelor of Midwifery Degree


Assessment items

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.


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

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.

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 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

Individual Supervision

Face to Face On Campus 8 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Clinical Debrief Sessions

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Term Full Term

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