Unit aim

Provides the basis for the midwife to facilitate and support the woman and/or her partner as decision-makers in optimising the health of the woman and her baby in the transition to parenthood. Numeracy and pharmaceutical skills are built upon.

Unit content

  • Midwifery care for the well woman and her baby during the postnatal period
  • The psychophysiological responses in the post-natal period
  • The psychophysiological responses of neonatal adaption to extra uterine life
  • Medication and 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

  • Pollard, M, 2018, Evidence-Based Care for Breastfeeding Mothers: A resource for midwives and allied healthcare professionals, 2nd edn, Routledge, London.
  • The following textbook (to be revised in 2019) is available from the SCU Library: Pairman, S, Pincombe, J, Thorogood, C, & Tracy, S , 2015, Midwifery: Preparation for Practice , 3rd edn, Churchill Livingstone – Elsevier, New South Wales.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Laboratory session 14 hours (Over the intensive)
Tutorial online 2 hours (Once during the session)
Community/Professional placement 120 hours (Across the session)
Lecture online 20 hours (Over the intensive)
Tutorial on-site 12 hours (Over the intensive)
Assessment
Education session with postnatal focus30%
Oral Medication OSCAs and Online Quiz10%
Exam: closed bookSR
Exam: closed book60%
Midwifery Practice RequirementsSR

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Laboratory session 14 hours (Over the intensive)
Tutorial online 2 hours (Once during the session)
Community/Professional placement 120 hours (Across the session)
Lecture online 20 hours (Over the intensive)
Tutorial on-site 12 hours (Over the intensive)
Assessment
Education session with postnatal focus30%
Oral Medication OSCAs and Online Quiz10%
Exam: closed bookSR
Exam: closed book60%
Midwifery Practice RequirementsSR
Notice

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