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.
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
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||discuss the midwife’s role as facilitator to support women and/or partner in decision-making that optimises the health and wellbeing of the new family with a focus on transition to parenthood||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|2||provide evidence-informed care for the well woman and her fetus/baby across the childbearing continuum with a focus on transition to parenthood||Intellectual rigour||Communication and social skills|
|3||explain the psychophysiological responses with a focus on transition to parenthood||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|4||discuss the psychophysiological responses of neonatal adaption to extra uterine life with a focus on postnatal||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||demonstrate proficiency in pharmaceuticals and drug calculations and knowledge of therapeutic doses of drugs commonly used||Knowledge of a discipline|
|6||outline the mechanisms of pharmaceuticals and drug actions and interactions including side effects of therapeutic pharmaceuticals and drugs commonly used and calculations within the postnatal period||Knowledge of a discipline|
|7||safely calculate and administer adult oral medication.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
- 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.