Provides a holistic perspective on the role of the midwife in relation to working with the well woman and her baby across the antenatal period, labour and birth. Students will discuss the psychophysiological responses in the antenatal period, labour and birth.
The psychophysiological responses to preconception and conception
The psychophysiological responses to (normal) pregnancy and growing healthy babies
Midwifery care for the well woman and her fetus(es)/baby(ies) during the antenatal period
The psychophysiological responses to labour and birth
Midwifery care for the well woman and her fetus/baby during labour and birth
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||provide evidence-informed midwifery care for the well woman and her fetus/baby across the antenatal period, labour and birth||Intellectual rigour|
|2||explain and summarise the psychophysiological responses during the antenatal period, labour and birth||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|3||explore the midwife’s role as facilitator to support women in decision-making that optimises health and wellbeing in the antenatal period, labour and birth||Intellectual rigour||Communication and social skills|
|4||demonstrate and apply midwifery knowledge and skills to effectively undertake a basic neonatal resuscitation||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
- Chapman, V, & Charles, C, 2018, The midwife’s labour and birth handbook, 4th edn, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, West Sussex.
- Johnson, R, Taylor, W, De-vitry Smith, S. & Bayes, S, 2019, Skills for Midwifery Practice, Australian & New Zealand Ed, Elsevier, Australia. ISBN: 978-0-7295-4277-7.
- Pairman, S, Tracy, S, Dahlen, H & Dixon, L, 2019, Midwifery: preparation for practice, 4th edn, Churchill Livingstone – Elsevier, NSW. ISBN: 9780729542678.
- Rankin, J, 2017, Physiology in Childbearing: With Anatomy and Related Biosciences, 4th edn, Elsevier, Edinburgh. ISBN: 978-0-7020-6188-2.