Unit aim

Prepares students for their first continuity of care experiences. A history of women and midwives in society and theories of families are introduced. Basic mental health screening is introduced. A history of women's roles in society and theories of families are introduced. This unit develops students' ability to work therapeutically/effectively. Discuss law related to consent, privacy and professional practice. Ethical theories and dilemmas are discussed. Evidence-informed decision-making with the woman is introduced.

Unit content

Module 1: Women, Families and Social Support
Module 2: Introduction to Continuity Partnerships
Module 3: Communications for Partnership and Practice
Module 4: Introduction Ethics in Practice
Module 5: Legal Issues in Practice
Module 6: Clinical Reasoning and Evidence-informed Decision-making
Module 7: Reflective Practice

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

  • Please refer to the Midwifery Handbook for further information: ., ..
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 15 hours
Tutorial on-site 14 hours
Community/Professional placement 42 hours (Across the session )
Tutorial online 2 hours (Wk 8 or after)
Assessment
Discussion board50%
Essay50%
Midwifery Practice RequirementsSR
Clinical skillsSR

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 15 hours
Tutorial on-site 14 hours
Community/Professional placement 42 hours (Across the session )
Tutorial online 2 hours (Wk 8 or after)
Assessment
Discussion board50%
Essay50%
Midwifery Practice RequirementsSR
Clinical skillsSR
Notice

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Fee information

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