Unit aim

Develops knowledge of global patterns of disease and introduces epidemiology. Principles of primary health care and theory of ‘cultural safety’ are taught and applied to midwifery practice including 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 covered.

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

  • Pairman, S, Thorogood, C & Pincombe, J , 2014, Midwifery: Preparation for Practice, 3rd edn, Churchill Livingstone, Sydney.
  • e-book available: Johnson, R & Taylor, W, 2010, Skills for Midwifery Practice, 3rd edn, Elsevier, Edinburgh.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 3 hours (Wk 1)
Lecture on-site 1 hour
Tutorial on-site 2 hours
Laboratory session 2 hours
Tutorial online 2 hours (Wk 3 & Wk 8 or after)
Assessment
Team Work Project50%
Essay50%
Clinical skillsSR
Partial completion of Dept Health Mandatory RequirementsSR
Exam: closed bookSR

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour
Tutorial on-site 2 hours
Laboratory session 2 hours
Tutorial online 2 hours (Wk 3 & Wk 8 or after)
Lecture on-site 3 hours (Wk 1)
Assessment
Team Work Project50%
Essay50%
Clinical skillsSR
Partial completion of Dept Health Mandatory RequirementsSR
Exam: closed bookSR
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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