Unit description

Deepens students' knowledge and builds upon their understanding of the social determinants of health from a midwifery perspective.  Explores the different ways in which pregnancy and childbirth change peoples’ lives. This knowledge will be provide the basis for the midwife to become an educator to support the woman and/or her partner as decision-makers in optimising the health of the woman and her baby. Ethical theories and dilemmas are discussed. 

Unit content

  • Optimising woman and baby well-being across the childbearing continuum
  • Midwife as educator – pregnancy
  • Providing and supporting midwifery continuity of care
  • Reflection on and in practice
  • Introduction to ethics in 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

  • Clarke, E, 2015, Law and Ethics for Midwifery, Routledge , Oxon.
  • Glover, P, Lewis, L, McNeill, L, Costins, P, Warland, J, Kew, C, Bradfield, Z, Kuliukas, L, Staff, L, Burns, Mannix, T, Taylor, L, & Brady, 2017, Midwifery, 1st edn, Wiley. ISBN: 978-0-730-34460-5.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 2 hours
Tutorial on-site 2 hours
Community/Professional placement 82 hours (Across the session)
Assessment
Antenatal Educational Session 30%
Essay50%
Midwifery Practice RequirementsSR
Reflective Journal20%

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 2 hours
Tutorial on-site 2 hours
Community/Professional placement 82 hours (Across the session )
Assessment
Antenatal Educational Session 30%
Essay50%
Midwifery Practice RequirementsSR
Reflective Journal20%
Notice

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Fee information

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