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LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs HarbourSession 1Session 1
Gold CoastSession 1Session 1

Unit description

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.

Unit content

  • 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

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

  • 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.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Laboratory session 19 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%
Quiz10%
Exam: closed bookSR
Exam: closed book60%
Midwifery Practice RequirementsSR

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Laboratory session 19 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%
Quiz10%
Exam: closed bookSR
Exam: closed book60%
Midwifery Practice RequirementsSR
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

Domestic

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Commencing 2019 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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International

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