2020 unit offering information will be available in September 2019
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 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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