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LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Gold Coast

Unit description

Enable students to commence, sustain and reflect upon further continuity experiences. Introduces basic principles of emotional and mental wellbeing within the childbearing continuum. Provides students with an understanding of the midwife’s role in relation to the regulatory framework of practice.

Unit content

  • Introduction to assessing emotional and mental wellbeing
  • National regulatory framework of midwifery practice in Australia
  • Providing and supporting continuity of care
  • Reflection on and 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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1critically analyse principles of emotional and mental wellbeing within the childbearing continuum
2explore and reflect on the regulatory framework of midwifery in Australia
3demonstrate continuity of care in midwifery practice
4reflect on clinical learning, and assess developing skills in midwifery practice, including evidence-based practice, clinical reasoning and decision making.

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

  1. critically analyse principles of emotional and mental wellbeing within the childbearing continuum
  2. explore and reflect on the regulatory framework of midwifery in Australia
  3. demonstrate continuity of care in midwifery practice
  4. reflect on clinical learning, and assess developing skills in midwifery practice, including evidence-based practice, clinical reasoning and decision making.

Prescribed texts

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

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture online 12 hours (Over the intensive)
Tutorial on-site 24 hours (Over the intensive)
Tutorial online 2 hours (Once during the session)
Community/Professional placement 30 hours (Across the session)
Assessment
Reflective Analysis40%
Written Assessment60%
Midwifery Practice RequirementsSR

Teaching method
Lecture online 12 hours (Over the intensive)
Tutorial on-site 24 hours (Over the intensive)
Community/Professional placement 30 hours (Across session)
Tutorial online 2 hours (Once during the session)
Assessment
Reflective Analysis40%
Written Assessment60%
Midwifery Practice RequirementsSR
Notice

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Fee information

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