Unit description

Develops the students' knowledge of the baby, maternal and fraternal reproductive anatomy and psychophysiology. Students engage in practice to develop their ability to support women during pre-pregnancy, pregnancy and all four stages of undisturbed birth, including early self-attachment breastfeeding whilst working collaboratively and effectively within the maternity unit with an understanding of infection and infection control.

Unit content


Module 1: Academic Skills Development
Module 2: Reproductive Anatomy and Psychophysiology
Module 3: Fetal Anatomy and Psychophysiology
Module 4: Protecting from Infections
Module 5: Optimising psychophysiology during pregnancy 
Module 6: Optimising psychophysiology in labour
Module 7: Skills for midwifery practice

Module 8: Teamwork in the Maternity Unit

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 2

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Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 50 (Residential Session)
Tutorial on-site 12 (Residential Session)
Laboratory session 18 (Residential Session)
Community/Professional placement 60 (Other)
Structured online learning 1.5 hrs (12 weeks)
Assessment
Discussion board30%
Clinical skillsSR
Midwifery Practice RequirementsSR
Quiz20%
Exam: closed book50%
Online activity - K2 ModuleSR

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 50 (Residential Session)
Tutorial on-site 12 (Residential Session)
Laboratory session 18 (Residential Session)
Community/Professional placement 60 (Other)
Structured online learning 1.5 hrs (12 weeks)
Assessment
Discussion board30%
Clinical skillsSR
Midwifery Practice RequirementsSR
Quiz20%
Exam: closed book50%
Online activity - K2 ModuleSR
Notice

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Fee information

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