Unit description

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.

Unit content

Module 1:    Midwifery in Society
Module 2:   Theories & Models for Midwifery
Module 3:   Basic communication theory & skills
Module 4:   Academic skills

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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • England, C., & Morgan, R. , 2012, Communication Skills for Midwives: Challenges in everyday practice., McGraw-Hill Open University Press, UK.
  • Faigley, L.B., 2015, The Little Penguin handbook, 3rd edn., Pearsons Education Inc., Australasia.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours
Tutorial online 4 hours (Across session)
Assessment
Poster50%
Reflective writing50%

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours
Tutorial online 4 hours (Across session)
Assessment
Poster50%
Reflective writing50%
Notice

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

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Fee information

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