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Coffs Harbour
Gold Coast

Unit description

Supports students to commence the final midwifery continuity experience and build upon knowledge and skills necessary for cultural safety when working with women from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Legal and ethical issues concerning parental rights and the rights of the child are discussed, including the impact on the self of the midwife. Ethical issues around mandatory reporting of a fellow professional are explored. Students will engage in career planning.

Unit content

  • Legal and ethical issues in practice
  • Mandatory reporting of a fellow professional
  • Cultural safety
  • Career planning

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
1commence and sustain continuity experiences with a minimum of four womenCreativityCultural competence
2critically discuss the legal and ethical issues concerning parental and child rightsEthical practice
3critically discuss the barriers for Aboriginal people and CALD communities being able to access culturally safe maternity care, and focus on strategies to create culturally competent servicesCultural competence
4engage in career planningCreativity
5develop a clear, specific and achievable proposal for internship.CreativityEthical practice

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

  1. commence and sustain continuity experiences with a minimum of four women
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  2. critically discuss the legal and ethical issues concerning parental and child rights
    • GA3: Ethical practice
  3. critically discuss the barriers for Aboriginal people and CALD communities being able to access culturally safe maternity care, and focus on strategies to create culturally competent services
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  4. engage in career planning
    • GA2: Creativity
  5. develop a clear, specific and achievable proposal for internship.
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA3: Ethical practice

Prescribed texts

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Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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Fee information

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