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 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
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||critically discuss (at a beginning level) the common mental health disorders during childbearing including the midwife's role||Intellectual rigour||Lifelong learning|
|2||analyse the evidence related to a specific common mental health disorder in pregnancy||Intellectual rigour||Lifelong learning|
|3||apply clinical reasoning skills to make evidence-informed decisions and assist women to make their own informed decision||Intellectual rigour||Lifelong learning|
|4||identify the legal issue related to working as a midwife including negligence, false imprisonment, defamation, women's legal rights, child safety legalisation and mandatory reporting||Intellectual rigour||Lifelong learning|
|5||reflect upon continuity experiences with their second group of seven pregnant women.||Intellectual rigour||Lifelong learning|
- Raynor, M. & England, C., 2010, Psychology for Midwives, McGraw-Hill Open University Press, New York.
Teaching and assessment
|Lecture online 12 hours (Over the intensive)|
|Tutorial on-site 22 hours (Over the intensive)|
|Tutorial online 2 hours (Once during the session)|
|Community/Professional placement 33 hours (Across the session)|
|Midwifery Practice Requirements||SR|
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