Develops knowledge about how to care for women and babies with complex conditions during childbearing including women who have experienced pelvic floor trauma. Students learn about congenital disorders during pregnancy and after birth. They also have professional experiences where they learn how to care for the ill neonate and how to support optimal holistic health for the baby, the woman and her family.
Complications associated with multiple pregnancy, birth and postpartum
Complications associated with breech pregnancy and birth
Complex maternal conditions during childbearing
Introduction to genetic and congenital conditions of the newborn
Introduction to serious infections in the newborn
Caring for the ill neonate
Psychophysiology effects on baby and families
Pelvic floor and soft tissues trauma and healing
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
GA1: Intellectual rigour,
GA3: Ethical practice,
GA4: Knowledge of a discipline,
GA5: Lifelong learning,
GA6: Communication and social skills,
GA7: Cultural competence
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||critically apply evidenced-informed midwifery care to a woman experiencing complexity within her childbearing episode including care for the fetus/neonate||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|2||apply clinical reasoning and decision-making skills to obstetric emergencies ||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||design an evidence-based midwifery resource with a focus on complex conditions for the woman or baby||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|4||demonstrate and apply safe and competent midwifery practice to a woman experiencing complexity within her childbearing episode including care for the fetus/neonate||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|5||demonstrate competency in numeracy including complex medication calculations.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
- Bayes, S & de-Vitry Smith, S-A, 2019, Skills for Midwifery Practice, Australian and New Zealand edition, 1st edn, Elsevier, Australia. ISBN: 978-0-7295-4277-7.
- Kain, V & Mannix, T, 2018, Neonatal Nursing in Australia and New Zealand, 1st edn, Elsevier, Australia. ISBN: 9780729542609.
- Pairman, S, Tracy, S, Dahlen, H & Dixon, L,, 2018, Midwifery: Preparation for Practice , 4th edn, Elsevier, Australia.
- Raynor, M & Marshall, J & Jackson, K, 2012, Midwifery Practice: critical illness, complications and emergencies case book, New York, McGraw-Hill Open University Press.