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Unit description

Deepens students' knowledge and builds upon their understanding of the social determinants of health from a midwifery perspective.  Explores the different ways in which pregnancy and childbirth change peoples’ lives. This knowledge will be provide the basis for the midwife to become an educator to support the woman and/or her partner as decision-makers in optimising the health of the woman and her baby. Ethical theories, dilemmas and legal principles are introduced.

Unit content

  • Optimising woman and baby well-being across the childbearing continuum
  • Midwife as educator – pregnancy
  • Providing and supporting midwifery continuity of care
  • Reflection on and in practice
  • Introduction to ethics and legal principles in practice
     

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1discuss the midwife’s role as educator to support women in decision making that optimises the health and wellbeing of the woman and her baby during pregnancyLifelong learning
2apply ethical theories to discussions on common dilemmas in practiceEthical practice
3apply legal principles to discuss the woman’s right in health care practiceEthical practice
4reflect on clinical learning and assess developing skills in midwifery practice, including evidence-based practice, clinical reasoning and decision-makingKnowledge of a discipline
5demonstrate evidence of midwifery competency, including continuity of care, based upon the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia's Midwife Standards for Practice and CodesKnowledge of a discipline

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

  1. discuss the midwife’s role as educator to support women in decision making that optimises the health and wellbeing of the woman and her baby during pregnancy
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  2. apply ethical theories to discussions on common dilemmas in practice
    • GA3: Ethical practice
  3. apply legal principles to discuss the woman’s right in health care practice
    • GA3: Ethical practice
  4. reflect on clinical learning and assess developing skills in midwifery practice, including evidence-based practice, clinical reasoning and decision-making
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. demonstrate evidence of midwifery competency, including continuity of care, based upon the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia's Midwife Standards for Practice and Codes
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 2 hours (9 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (9 weeks)
Community/Professional placement 82 hours (Across Session 2 and Session 3)
Assessment
Antenatal Educational Session 30%
Essay50%
Reflective Journal 20%
Midwifery Practice RequirementsSR

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 2 hours  (9 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (9 weeks)
Community/Professional placement 82 hours (Across Session 2 and Session 3)
Assessment
Antenatal Educational Session 30%
Essay50%
Reflective Journal 20%
Midwifery Practice RequirementsSR
Notice

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

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Fee information

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