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Unit description

Prepares the student to work in collaboration with other health disciplines to support women and their health throughout the life cycle. It supports the continued development and translation of theory into the practice advocating for women’s health from a public health agenda. This unit provides students with a broader understanding of the issues surrounding and impacting women’s health in the context of childbearing.    

Unit content

  1. The role of the health care professional in promoting optimal health for women across the life span
  2. Promoting optimal health across the life stages for women
  3. Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART), childbearing and families 
  4. Choice, family planning and contraception
  5. Midwifery practice and supporting new mothers and families in the community through consultation and collaboration
  6. Women’s gynaecological health

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:
1explain issues related to fertility, conception and assisted reproductive technologies (ART) for women and their partners.
2identify contraceptive choices that are available and appropriate for individual women in the immediate and long-term following childbirth.
3describe the role of the midwife in promoting optimal health for women across the life span through increasing health literacy levels, and collaboration and utilisation of community resources and service providers
4discuss common gynaecological health issues across the woman’s life span

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

  1. explain issues related to fertility, conception and assisted reproductive technologies (ART) for women and their partners.
  2. identify contraceptive choices that are available and appropriate for individual women in the immediate and long-term following childbirth.
  3. describe the role of the midwife in promoting optimal health for women across the life span through increasing health literacy levels, and collaboration and utilisation of community resources and service providers
  4. discuss common gynaecological health issues across the woman’s life span

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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