Unit aim

Enable students to commence, sustain and reflect upon further continuity experiences. Basic mental health for midwives is introduced. Students further develop their knowledge and skills in literature searching, clinical reasoning and evidence-informed decision-making. Law related to negligence, false imprisonment, defamation, child protection and mandatory reporting are presented and discussed.

Unit content

Module 1: Basic Mental Health Care for Midwives
Module 2: Finding Evidence for Decision Making
Module 3: Legal Issues in Midwifery 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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • Please refer to the Unit Handbook in MySCU for details: Pairman, S, Tracy, S, Thorogood, C & Pincombe, J , .Midwifery: Preparation for practice, 3rd edn, Churchill Livingstone, Sydney.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 2 hours
Tutorial on-site 2 hours
Tutorial online 2 hours (Once during the session)
Community/Professional placement 33 hours (Across the session)
Assessment
Discussion board40%
Annotated bibliography60%
Midwifery Practice RequirementsSR

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 2 hours
Tutorial on-site 2 hours
Community/Professional placement 33 hours (Across session)
Tutorial online 2 hours (Once during the session)
Assessment
Discussion board40%
Annotated bibliography60%
Midwifery Practice RequirementsSR
Notice

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