|Coffs Harbour||Session 1||Session 1|
|Gold Coast||Session 1||Session 1|
Develops the midwifery knowledge, skills and attitudes required to work with women in the contexts of existing or childbearing induced mental health and wellbeing.
- Factors that create mental illness
- Common mental health disorders during childbearing
- Major mental illness during childbearing
- Drugs and alcohol use in childbearing
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||critically discuss the cultural, contextual, personal, biological and interpersonal factors that contribute to mental illness||Intellectual rigour||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|2||discuss the impact of maternal stress, anxiety and depression during childbearing on the woman's physiology, the duration of pregnancy and the neurodevelopment of her baby||Intellectual rigour||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|3||develop awareness of women who have significant mental illness, provide basic therapeutic counselling and identify when to refer these women for specialised mental health and/or community services||Intellectual rigour||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|4||work collaboratively with multi-disciplinary health care teams when working with women who have a major mental illness or drug and alcohol dependency in pregnancy and after birth||Intellectual rigour||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|5||demonstrate effective therapeutic communications and appropriate boundary setting for women who attract the diagnosis of borderline personality disorder||Intellectual rigour||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|6||communicate therapeutically with women with the aim of ameliorating the long-term impact of birth trauma||Intellectual rigour||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2019 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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