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Coffs Harbour
Gold Coast

Unit description

Further explores concepts introduced in early units and promotes the translation of theory into the practice of midwifery for well women and babies during pregnancy, labour and birthing as well as the immediate postnatal period. This course prepares the first-year midwifery student to practise in accordance with the principles of best practice, safety, quality and partnership.  It provides the theory required to ensure the student has the capability to provide care for the well childbearing woman and her baby/ies.

Unit content

  1. Evidence in relation to pregnancy, labour and birth and the immediate postnatal period
  2. Facilitate informed choice during pregnancy, labour and birth and the postnatal period 
  3. Decision-making, consultation and referral guidelines to ensure safety and quality in health care
  4. Assessment and care of the woman and her baby during pregnancy
  5. Assessment and care of the woman and baby during labour and birth
  6. Assessment and care of the woman and baby during the immediate postnatal period

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1discuss evidence-informed midwifery care for the well woman and her fetus/baby across the childbearing continuum
2discuss the midwife’s role in facilitating informed choice during pregnancy, labour and birth, and the postnatal period
3identify the midwife’s role in decision-making, consultation, and referral guidelines in facilitating safety and quality in health care
4explore and discuss the importance of continuity of care and woman-centred care when working with the woman and her fetus/baby across the childbearing continuum

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. discuss evidence-informed midwifery care for the well woman and her fetus/baby across the childbearing continuum
  2. discuss the midwife’s role in facilitating informed choice during pregnancy, labour and birth, and the postnatal period
  3. identify the midwife’s role in decision-making, consultation, and referral guidelines in facilitating safety and quality in health care
  4. explore and discuss the importance of continuity of care and woman-centred care when working with the woman and her fetus/baby across the childbearing continuum

Prescribed Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts
  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed Resources/Equipment
  • Prescribed resources/equipment information is not currently available.
Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Seminar 6 hours (1 day)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Exam: viva10%
Case study60%
Quiz30%

Teaching method
Seminar 6 hours (1 day)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Exam: viva10%
Case study60%
Quiz30%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the teaching period.

Fee information

Domestic

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International

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