Provides the basis for the midwife to facilitate and support the woman as decision-maker in optimising the health of the woman and her baby in the postnatal period. Students will discuss the psychophysiological responses in the postnatal period.
Midwifery care for the well woman and her baby during the postnatal period
The psychophysiological responses for the mother in the postnatal period
The psychophysiological responses of the neonatal in the postnatal period
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 in decision making that optimises the health and wellbeing of the new family||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|2||provide evidence-informed care for the well woman and her baby across the postnatal period ||Intellectual rigour||Communication and social skills|
|3||discuss the psychophysiological responses in the postnatal period ||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|4||demonstrate proficiency in drug calculations.||Knowledge of a discipline|
- Bayes, S & de-Vitry Smith, S-A, 2018, Skills for Midwifery Practice, Australian and New Zealand edition, 1st edn, Elsevier, Australia. ISBN: 978-0-7295-4277-7.
- Book set 1 & 2 : Pairman, S, Tracy, S, Dahlen, H & Dixon, L, 2019, Midwifery: Preparation for Practice , 4th edn, Elsevier, Australia. ISBN: 9780729542678 .
- Pollard, M, 2018, Evidence-Based Care for Breastfeeding Mothers: A resource for midwives and allied healthcare professionals, 2nd edn, Routledge, London. ISBN: 978113860831.