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Unit description

Ensures students learn the foundational skills required for entry to the health care environment. This unit promotes the translation of theory into the practice of midwifery for well women and babies including antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care. It prepares the first-year midwifery student to practise in accordance with the principles of best practice, safety, quality and partnership and the boundaries of regulatory documents.  

Unit content

  1. Clinical Governance in the maternity care environment
  2. Communicating in the health care environment
  3. Preventing and controlling infections
  4. Providing comprehensive care for well women and their babies
  5. Medication safety
  6. ANMAC Midwifery Professional Experiences (MPE) requirements

 

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:
1show foundational abilities in understanding and applying research and theory into practice using written and verbal communication modes
2exhibit emerging understandings of the legal, ethical, cultural and professional frameworks through reflection on practice
3demonstrate competency in numeracy and simple medication calculations
4demonstrate a satisfactory level of progression towards the ANMAC Midwifery Professional Experiences (MPE) requirements

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

  1. show foundational abilities in understanding and applying research and theory into practice using written and verbal communication modes
  2. exhibit emerging understandings of the legal, ethical, cultural and professional frameworks through reflection on practice
  3. demonstrate competency in numeracy and simple medication calculations
  4. demonstrate a satisfactory level of progression towards the ANMAC Midwifery Professional Experiences (MPE) requirements

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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

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