Unit aim

Develops students' ability to discuss factors affecting maternal and fraternal transition to parenthood. Students attend practice placements and develop the knowledge and skills needed to provide midwifery care to well women and babies including those experiencing common problems in the postnatal period. 

Unit content

Module 1: Midwifery care and the well neonate>
Module 2: Maternal-infant relationships
Module 3: Supporting breastfeeding
Module 4: Postnatal midwifery care
Module 5: Numeracy for drug calculations

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 1

  • Davies, L & Macdonald, S., 2008, Examination of the newborn and neonatal health: A multidimensional approach, 2nd edn, Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh.
  • Pairman, S., Pincombe, J., Thorogood, C. & Tracy, S., 2015, Midwifery: Preparation for Practice, 3rd edn, Elsevier, Sydney.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Laboratory session 2 hours
Tutorial online 2 hours (Once during the session)
Community/Professional placement 102 (Once during the session)
Lecture on-site 2 hours
Tutorial on-site 2 hours
Assessment
Presentation40%
Exam: closed book60%
Clinical skillsSR
Exam: closed bookSR

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Laboratory session 2 hours
Tutorial online 2 hours (Once during the session)
Community/Professional placement 102 (Once during the session)
Lecture on-site 2 hours
Tutorial on-site 2 hours
Assessment
Presentation40%
Exam: closed book60%
Clinical skillsSR
Exam: closed bookSR
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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