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2021 unit offering information will be available in September 2020

Unit description

Enable students to commence, sustain and reflect upon further continuity experiences. Introduces basic principles of emotional and mental wellbeing within the childbearing continuum. Provides students with an understanding of the midwife’s role in relation to the regulatory framework of practice.

Unit content

  • Introduction to assessing emotional and mental wellbeing
  • National regulatory framework of midwifery practice in Australia
  • Providing and supporting continuity of care
  • Reflection on and in practice

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, 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:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1critically analyse principles of emotional and mental wellbeing within the childbearing continuumIntellectual rigourEthical practice
2explore and reflect on the regulatory framework of midwifery in AustraliaIntellectual rigourEthical practice
3demonstrate continuity of care in midwifery practice Lifelong learning
4reflect on clinical learning, and assess developing skills in midwifery practice, including evidence-based practice, clinical reasoning and decision making.Lifelong learning

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. critically analyse principles of emotional and mental wellbeing within the childbearing continuum
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
  2. explore and reflect on the regulatory framework of midwifery in Australia
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
  3. demonstrate continuity of care in midwifery practice
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  4. reflect on clinical learning, and assess developing skills in midwifery practice, including evidence-based practice, clinical reasoning and decision making.
    • GA5: Lifelong learning

Teaching and assessment

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

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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