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

  • Fahy, K, Foureur, M & Hastie, C (Eds), 2008, Birth Territory and Midwifery Guardianship: Theory for Practice, Education and Research, Elsevier, Edinburgh.
  • Johnson, R & Taylor, W, 2010, Skills for Midwifery Practice, 3rd edn, Elsevier, Edinburgh.
  • Pairman, S, Tracy, S, Thorogood, C & Pincombe, J, 2014, Midwifery: preparation for practice, 3rd edn, Elsevier, Edinburgh.
  • Stables, D & Rankin, J, 2010, Physiology in Childbearing: With Anatomy and Related Biosciences, 3rd edn, Bailliere Tindall Elsevier, Edinburgh.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Tutorial online 2 hours (Wk 3 & Wk 8 or after)
Community/Professional placement 60 hours (Across the Session )
Lecture on-site 5 hours (Wk 1)
Lecture on-site 3 hours
Lecture on-site 4 hours (Wks 3,12,13)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours
Laboratory session 2 hours
Assessment
Online Learning Activities50%
Clinical skillsSR
Midwifery Practice RequirementsSR
QuizSR
Exam: closed book50%

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Laboratory session 2 hours
Community/Professional placement 60 hours (Across the Session )
Lecture on-site 5 hours (Wk 1)
Lecture on-site 3 hours
Lecture on-site 4 hours (Wks 3,12,13)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours
Tutorial online 2 hours (Wk 3 & Wk 8 or after)
Assessment
Online Learning Activities50%
Clinical skillsSR
Midwifery Practice RequirementsSR
QuizSR
Exam: closed book50%
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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