Unit description

Develops students' knowledge and skills to provide collaborative care for women who require complex assessments and/or medical interventions during childbearing. Students also learn to care for women and/or babies who have relatively common challenges or disorders during the childbearing period. This unit is taught concurrently with MWF20004 - Midwifery Practice in Complex Childbearing which is where the related clinical skills and professional experiences will occur.

Unit content

  • Complex Assessments and Interventions
  • Complex disorders in childbearing
  • Common Postnatal Complications

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 2

  • Chapman, V & Charles, C, 2018, The midwife’s labour and birth handbook, 4th edn, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, West Sussex.
  • Gilbert, E, 2011, Manual of High Risk Pregnancy and Delivery, 5th edn, Mosby, St Louis.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


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


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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