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2021 unit offering information will be available in September 2020

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.

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 facilitator to support women in decision making that optimises the health and wellbeing of the new familyKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
2provide evidence-informed care for the well woman and her baby across the postnatal period Intellectual rigourCommunication and social skills
3discuss the psychophysiological responses in the postnatal period Knowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
4demonstrate proficiency in drug calculations.Knowledge of a discipline

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
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  2. provide evidence-informed care for the well woman and her baby across the postnatal period
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. discuss the psychophysiological responses in the postnatal period
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. demonstrate proficiency in drug calculations.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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Fee information

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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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