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Unit description

Provides the basis for the midwife to facilitate and support the woman as decision-maker in optimising the health of the woman and her baby in the postnatal period. Students will discuss the psychophysiological responses in the postnatal period.

Unit content

  • Midwifery care for the well woman and her baby during the postnatal period
  • The psychophysiological responses for the mother in the postnatal period
  • The psychophysiological responses of the neonatal in the postnatal period
  • Medication and drug calculations

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 the midwife’s role as facilitator to support women in decision making that optimises the health and wellbeing of the new family
2provide evidence-informed care for the well woman and her baby across the postnatal period
3discuss the psychophysiological responses in the postnatal period
4demonstrate proficiency in drug calculations.

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

  1. discuss the midwife’s role as facilitator to support women in decision making that optimises the health and wellbeing of the new family
  2. provide evidence-informed care for the well woman and her baby across the postnatal period
  3. discuss the psychophysiological responses in the postnatal period
  4. demonstrate proficiency in drug calculations.

Prescribed texts

  • Bayes, S & de-Vitry Smith, S-A, 2018, Skills for Midwifery Practice, Australian and New Zealand edition, 1st edn, Elsevier, Australia. ISBN: 978-0-7295-4277-7.
  • Book set 1 & 2 : Pairman, S, Tracy, S, Dahlen, H & Dixon, L, 2019, Midwifery: Preparation for Practice , 4th edn, Elsevier, Australia. ISBN: 9780729542678 .
  • Pollard, M, 2018, Evidence-Based Care for Breastfeeding Mothers: A resource for midwives and allied healthcare professionals, 2nd edn, Routledge, London. ISBN: 978113860831.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Tutorial online 2 hours (Once during the session)
Community/Professional placement 120 hours (Across the session)
Lecture online 20 hours (Over the intensive)
Tutorial on-site 12 hours (Over the intensive)
Laboratory session 22 hours (Over the intensive)
Assessment
Education session with postnatal focus30%
Quiz10%
Numeracy Exam Online SR
Exam: take home60%
Midwifery Practice RequirementsSR

Teaching method
Tutorial online 2 hours (Once during the session)
Community/Professional placement 120 hours (Across the session)
Lecture online 20 hours (Over the intensive)
Tutorial on-site 12 hours (Over the intensive)
Laboratory session 22 hours (Over the intensive)
Assessment
Education session with postnatal focus30%
Quiz10%
Numeracy Exam Online SR
Exam: take home60%
Midwifery Practice RequirementsSR
Notice

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