Availabilities:

LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Gold Coast

Unit description

Builds upon knowledge from Well Woman: Pregnancy, Labour and Birth, Postnatal with a focus on fetal and newborn developing complexities during pregnancy, birth and the perinatal period. Students will learn about the detection and management of these complexities in conjunction with the Australian College of Midwives' Consultation and Referral Guidelines.  

Unit content

  1. Prenatal environment and birthing outcomes
  2. Neonatal circulation and extra uterine life
  3. Caring for the unwell neonatal
  4. Babies with congenital or genetic disorders
  5. Babies with developing complexities
  6. Support for woman, her baby and family

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 safe, ethical midwifery practice that supports care of the unwell baby, the woman and family during complex situationss
2discuss the pathophysiology and management, including midwifery care, for babies experiencing complex genetic, metabolic or medical conditions
3interpret and explain diagnostic testing and screening results in assessing the unwell baby
4demonstrate competence in medication numeracy for the neonate

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

  1. discuss safe, ethical midwifery practice that supports care of the unwell baby, the woman and family during complex situationss
  2. discuss the pathophysiology and management, including midwifery care, for babies experiencing complex genetic, metabolic or medical conditions
  3. interpret and explain diagnostic testing and screening results in assessing the unwell baby
  4. demonstrate competence in medication numeracy for the neonate

Prescribed Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts
  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed Resources/Equipment
  • Prescribed resources/equipment information is not currently available.
Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Seminar 6 hours (1 day)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Exam - medication numeracySR
Quiz40%
Workbook60%

Teaching method
Seminar 6 hours (1 day)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Exam - medication numeracySR
Quiz40%
Workbook60%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. 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 teaching period.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.

Fee paying courses
For postgraduate or undergraduate full fee paying courses please check Domestic Postgraduate Fees OR Domestic Undergraduate Fees

International

Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.

+