Unit description

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

  • Gauge, S. , 2015, CTG Made Easy, 4th edn, Churchill Livingstone – Elsevier, Edinburgh.
  • Johnson, R & Taylor, W, 2016, Skills for Midwifery Practice, 4th edn, Elsevier, Edinburgh. ISBN: 978-0-7020-6187-5.
  • Pairman, Pincombe, Thorogood & Tracey, 2015, Midwifery: Preparation for Practice , 3rd edn, Elsevier, Sydney.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Tutorial online 2 hours (Once during session)
Lecture online 14 hours (Over the intensive)
Laboratory session 32 hours  (Over the intensive)
Community/Professional placement 128 hours  (Across the session)
Assessment
100% Mastery Medication & IV Calculations ExamSR
Midwifery Practice RequirementsSR
Clinical skillsSR

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Tutorial online 2 hours (Once during session)
Lecture online 14 hours (Over the intensive)
Community/Professional placement 128 hours (Across the session )
Laboratory session 32 hours (Over the intensive)
Assessment
100% Mastery Medication & IV Calculations ExamSR
Midwifery Practice RequirementsSR
Clinical skillsSR
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

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