Unit description

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.

Unit content

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

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

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Teaching and assessment

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 12 (Residential Session)
Tutorial on-site 12 (Residential Session)
Structured online learning 20 (12 weeks)
Laboratory session 10 (Residential Session)
Assessment
Team Work Project50%
Essay50%
Clinical skillsSR
Partial completion of Dept Health Mandatory RequirementsSR
Numeracy Test MasterySR

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 12 (Residential Session)
Tutorial on-site 12 (Residential Session)
Structured online learning 20 (12 weeks)
Laboratory session 10 (Residential Session)
Assessment
Team Work Project50%
Essay50%
Clinical skillsSR
Partial completion of Dept Health Mandatory RequirementsSR
Numeracy Test MasterySR
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