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LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs HarbourSession 2Session 2
Gold CoastSession 2Session 2

Unit aim

Provides a holistic perspective on the role of the midwife in relation to working with the woman and her partner across the childbearing continuum for the well woman and baby. A holistic understanding of fetal health and wellbeing and neonatal adaption will be presented.

Unit content

  • 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
  • Medications
     

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

  • Chapman, V, & Charles, C, 2018, The midwife’s labour and birth handbook, 4th edn, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, West Sussex.
  • Johnson, R & Taylor, W, 2016, Skills for Midwifery Practice, 4th edn, Elsevier, Edinburgh.
  • Pairman, S, Tracy, S, Thorogood, C & Pincombe, J, 2015, Midwifery: preparation for practice, 3rd edn, Churchill Livingstone – Elsevier, NSW.
  • Rankin, J, 2017, Physiology in Childbearing: With Anatomy and Related Biosciences, 4th edn, Elsevier, Edinburgh. ISBN: 978-0-7020-6188-2.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hours
Community/Professional placement 86 hours (Across the Session )
Lecture on-site 2 hours
Lecture on-site 2 hours
Tutorial on-site 2 hours
Laboratory session 2 hours
Tutorial online 2 hours (Twice during session)
Assessment
Online Learning Activities40%
OSCA and Online Quiz10%
Midwifery Practice RequirementsSR
Exam: closed book50%

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Laboratory session 2 hours
Community/Professional placement 86 hours (Across the Session )
Lecture on-site 2 hours
Lecture on-site 2 hours
Tutorial on-site 2 hours
Tutorial on-site 2 hours
Tutorial online 2 hours (Twice during session)
Assessment
Online Learning Activities40%
OSCA and Online Quiz10%
Midwifery Practice RequirementsSR
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

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

Fee paying courses
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International

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