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LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs HarbourSession 2Session 2
Gold CoastSession 2Session 2

Unit aim

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

Unit content

  • Medication and IV fluid administration (adult and neonatal)
  • Pain management and anaesthetics
  • Complex assessments and interventions
  • Women who may require surgery including Caesarean birth
  • Maternity emergencies

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, 2011, CTG Made Easy, 4th edn, Churchill Livingstone – Elsevier, Edinburgh. ISBN: 9780702043499.
  • Baston, H & Hall, J, 2017, Midwifery Essentials Labour Volume 3 , 2nd edn, Elsevier, Edinburgh. ISBN: 978-0-7020-7099-0.
  • Johnson, R, Taylor, W, De-Vitry Smith, S & Bayes, S, 2019, Skills for Midwifery Practice, Australian and New Zealand Edition, Elsevier, Australia. ISBN: 978-0-7295-4277-7.
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 108 hours  (Across Session 2 and Session 3)
Assessment
Exam: closed bookSR
Midwifery Practice RequirementsSR
Medication OSCAs and Midwifery Skills OSCASR
Midwifery Practice Review: PortfolioSR

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Tutorial online 2 hours (Once during session)
Lecture online 14 hours (Over the intensive)
Community/Professional placement 108 hours (Across Session 2 and Session 3)
Laboratory session 32 hours (Over the intensive)
Assessment
Exam: closed bookSR
Midwifery Practice RequirementsSR
Medication OSCAs and Midwifery Skills OSCASR
Midwifery Practice Review: PortfolioSR
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

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2019 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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International

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