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.
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
|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||describe 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: hand washing, numeracy, bed making, safe moving, general health assessment, including temperature, pulse, blood pressure, urinalysis and respiration.||Intellectual rigour||Cultural competence|
- Cescutti-Butler, L. & Fisher, M, 2016, The Hands-on Guide to Midwifery Placements, 4th edn, John Wiley & Sons Ltd., UK.
- Edited by Odette Best and Bronwyn Fredericks, 2014, Yatdjuligin – Aboriginal and Torres strait Islander Nursing and Midwifery Care, 1st edn, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne. ISBN: 9781107625303 (paperback).
- Johnson, R & Taylor, W, 2016, Skills for Midwifery Practice, 4th edn, Elsevier, Edinburgh.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2017 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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