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Gold Coast

Unit description

Promotes the continued development and translation of theory into practice with a focus on women and babies requiring complex antenatal and intrapartum care. It provides theory and skill development as well as specific clinical learning objectives aligned with the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards: Medication Safety, Communicating for Safety, Blood Management and Recognising and Responding to Acute Deterioration in the context of providing woman-centred care when the woman experiences complexities. This unit is the first of two units comprising a year-long placement unit and builds on the knowledge and skills acquired in Midwifery Professional Experience 1.    

Unit content

  1. Communication, collaboration, and partnership within the maternity unit to ensure positive health outcomes for women with complex care needs in the antenatal and intrapartum period.
  2. Midwifery knowledge, skills and scope of practice in safely administering medication and blood products
  3. Providing midwifery care in collaboration with other health professionals, for women and their babies, when pregnancy and/or labour and birth become complex
  4. The midwife’s role, responsibility, and accountability for recognition of and response to the deteriorating maternal patient and or fetus/ infant
  5. ANMAC Midwifery Professional Experiences (MPE) requirements

 

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:
1show intermediate abilities to translate research and theory into practice through written and verbal communication mode
2demonstrate intermediate understandings of the legal, ethical, cultural and professional frameworks through reflection on practice
3demonstrate competency in medication safety, blood management, and recognising and responding to acute deterioration, in a simulated environment
4demonstrate a satisfactory level of progression towards the ANMAC Midwifery Professional Experiences (MPE) requirements

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

  1. show intermediate abilities to translate research and theory into practice through written and verbal communication mode
  2. demonstrate intermediate understandings of the legal, ethical, cultural and professional frameworks through reflection on practice
  3. demonstrate competency in medication safety, blood management, and recognising and responding to acute deterioration, in a simulated environment
  4. demonstrate a satisfactory level of progression towards the ANMAC Midwifery Professional Experiences (MPE) requirements

Prescribed texts

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

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Laboratory 20 hours (Across the Term)
Tutorial 12 hours (Across the Term)
Seminar 6 hours (Across the Term)
Placement 206 hours (Across the Term)
Assessment
Clinical skillsSR
Exam - Medication NumeracySR
Reflective writingSR

Teaching method
Laboratory 20 hours (Across the Term)
Tutorial 12 hours (Across the Term)
Seminar 6 hours (Across the Term)
Placement 206 hours (Across the Term)
Assessment
Clinical skillsSR
Exam - Medication NumeracySR
Reflective writingSR
Notice

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

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Fee information

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