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2021 unit offering information will be available in November 2020

Unit description

Develops students' knowledge and skills to provide care for women and/or babies who require medical or surgical interventions during childbearing. Professional Experience is relevant to caring for women or babies who have complex problems. Students must demonstrate satisfactory progress towards attainment of mandatory practice requirements.

Unit content

  • Medication and IV fluid administration (adult and neonatal)
  • Pain management and anaesthetics
  • Complex assessments and medical interventions
  • Women who may require surgical intervention 
  • Maternity emergencies

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
1safely calculate and administer adult and neonate medication and IV fluidsIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
2apply knowledge and skills to provide care for women and/or baby who requires complex assessments and/or interventions in pregnancy, labour or postpartum; including caesarean birth and maternity emergencies Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
3demonstrate evidence of achieving midwifery competency based upon the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia [NMBA] Standards for Practice and Codes includes progress towards the practice requirements of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council [ANMAC]Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills

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

  1. safely calculate and administer adult and neonate medication and IV fluids
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. apply knowledge and skills to provide care for women and/or baby who requires complex assessments and/or interventions in pregnancy, labour or postpartum; including caesarean birth and maternity emergencies
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. demonstrate evidence of achieving midwifery competency based upon the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia [NMBA] Standards for Practice and Codes includes progress towards the practice requirements of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council [ANMAC]
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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International

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