Develops a historical and current contextual understanding of midwifery and maternity care services. Associated theoretical, legal and ethical issues are presented. Students also develop introductory skills in communicating, academic research and writing.
Module 1: Midwifery in Society
Module 2: Theories & Models for Midwifery
Module 3: Basic communication theory & skills
Module 4: Academic skills
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.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||Discuss the history of midwifery and midwives in Western and non-Western cultures including the nature and scope of contemporary midwifery practice and the factors that impact upon the midwife's ability to provide woman-centred care||Creativity||Ethical practice||Communication and social skills|
|2||Describe selected philosophy, theory, models and concepts to understanding the role and scope of midwifery practice||Creativity||Ethical practice||Communication and social skills|
|3||Describe models of communication theories to the practice of basic effective communication skills including team work skills||Creativity||Ethical practice||Communication and social skills|
|4||Demonstrate the use of a model of reflection to systematically reflect upon the learning from experience||Creativity||Ethical practice||Communication and social skills|
|5||Demonstrate consistent and careful library, writing and referencing skill||Creativity||Ethical practice||Communication and social skills|
- Fahy, K, Foureur, M & Hastie, C, 2008, Birth Territory and Midwifery Guardianship: Theory for Practice, Education and Research, Elsevier Science, Edinburgh. ISBN: 9780750688703.
- Pairman, S. Pincombe, J. Thorogood, C. Tracy, S. , 2014, Midwifery, Preparation for Practice, Third Edition, Elsevier - Churchill Livingstone Australia, Sydney. ISBN: 9781107625303 (paperback).
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2016 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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