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.
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 childbearing continuum||Intellectual rigour|
|2||explain and summarise the psychophysiological responses during the childbearing continuum||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|3||discuss and summarise the psychophysiological responses of neonatal adaption to extra uterine life||Intellectual rigour||Communication and social skills|
|4||demonstrate knowledge of therapeutic doses of pharmaceuticals commonly used||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||demonstrate and apply midwifery knowledge and skills to effectively undertake a neonatal resuscitation||Intellectual rigour|
- 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.