Develops knowledge of global patterns of disease and introduces epidemiology. Principles of primary health care are taught and applied to midwifery practice. Principles of primary health care and the theory of ‘cultural safety’ are co-taught with indigenous staff from Gnibi. Discussion includes common forms of discrimination and their prevention. Students are introduced to the practice requirements of the course and appraise the Primary Health Care services available to women in their local district Basic skills for practice are tested.
Module 1: Orientation to Midwifery Course and Practice Requirements
Module 2: Patterns of Global Health and Disease
Module 3: Primary Health Care
Module 4: Primary Health Care During Childbearing
Module 5: Cultural Competence
Module 6: Preparation for Practice
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
GA1: Intellectual rigour,
GA3: Ethical practice,
GA4: Knowledge of a discipline,
GA5: Lifelong learning,
GA6: Communication and social skills,
GA7: Cultural competence
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||discuss the differences in global patterns of maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity and relate these to the social determinants of health||Intellectual rigour||Cultural competence|
|2||discuss how the principles of primary health care apply to women using primary health care services at the local level||Intellectual rigour||Cultural competence|
|3||describe the role and scope of the midwife in providing antenatal primary health care including holistic health assessment||Intellectual rigour||Cultural competence|
|4||describe theories of cultural competence as a way to avoid and address common forms of social discrimination||Intellectual rigour||Cultural competence|
|5||demonstrate basic skills for practice: handwashing, numeracy, bed making, safe moving, general health assessment, including temperature, pulse, blood pressure and respiration.||Intellectual rigour||Cultural competence|
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