Unit aim

Develops students' knowledge and skills to provide care for women and/or babies who require medical or surgical interventions during childbearing. Clinical placements are relevant to caring for women or babies who have complex problems. Students must demonstrate satisfactory progress towards attainment of mandatory practice requirements.

Unit content


Module 1: Medication and IV fluid administration (adult and neonatal)
Module 2: Pain Management and Anaesthetics
Module 3: Women who may require surgery
Module 4: Caesarean Delivery: Care of the Woman and Baby
Module 5: Maternity Emergencies

Module 6: Review of Progress towards Completion of Mandatory Skills

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

  • Billington, M & Stevenson, M, 2007, Critical Care in Childbearing for Midwives, Blackwell Publishing, Carlton.
  • Woodhead, K & Fudge, L, 2012, Manual of Perioperative Care: An Essential Guide, Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, GB.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Tutorial online 2 hours (Wk 8 or after)
Lecture on-site 13 hours
Laboratory session 26 hours
Community/Professional placement 188 hours  (Across the session )
Assessment
100% Mastery Medication & IV Calculations Exam (2 attempts permitted) SR
Midwifery Practice RequirementsSR
Clinical skillsSR
Midwifery Student Practice ReviewSR

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Tutorial online 2 hours (Wk 8 or after)
Lecture on-site 13 hours
Community/Professional placement 188 hours (Across the session )
Laboratory session 26 hours
Assessment
100% Mastery Medication & IV Calculations Exam (2 attempts permitted) SR
Midwifery Practice RequirementsSR
Clinical skillsSR
Midwifery Student Practice ReviewSR
Notice

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