Not currently offered
Course code

MIDI6212

Units

20 units

Level

6000 level

Course handbook

Description

Using the concept of woman-centredness, this course provides opportunities for postgraduate students to continue translating specialist theory into practice during rostered experience/continuity experiences in maternity units and the community with childbearing women and their babies. It is the third in a suite of four professional experience courses designed to prepare postgraduate students for registration as a midwife. The course provides high-level, progressive theory and technical skills development through simulated learning and midwifery professional experience, with particular emphasis on women and their babies in complexity.


Availability

Not currently offered.


Learning outcomes

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

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

2. exhibit complex communication in midwifery work, especially with/for unwell or vulnerable women and babies and with the multidisciplinary team

3. apply high-level understandings of the legal, ethical, cultural, pharmacological, and professional frameworks/protocols to practical maternity situations

4. demonstrate, and reflect/be reflexive on, specialist learning (knowledge, skills acquisition, attitudes, values and abilities) in/from midwifery work with unwell/vulnerable women and compromised babies

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


Content

This course is comprised of six modules:

Module 1: Advanced communication, and complex legal and ethical issues when working in the interdisciplinary team with unwell or vulnerable women and babies

Module 2: Safely optimising the health and well-being of women during complex pregnancy/labour/postnatal

Module 3: Safely optimising the health and well-being of compromised or vulnerable babies in utero, during labour and birth, and in the postnatal period

Module 4: Specific drug therapies for women in complex pregnancy, labour and postnatal and for compromised babies

Module 5: Diagnostic testing and screening tools for women and their fetus/baby with/in complex pregnancy, labour and birth, and/or the postnatal period

Module 6: Skills for the full scope of midwifery practice: cannulation, perineal repair, and well-baby assessment prior to discharge


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.


Assessment items

Journal: Reflective Journal (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory) *

Professional Task: Clinical - Midwifery Practice Progression (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory) *

* 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. - 100% Preparation and Participation in Practical requirements
  • Laboratory: There is a compulsory attendance requirement in this course. - 100% Preparation and Participation in Laboratory sessions

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Journal: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Professional Task: 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.

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.