Unit aim

Develops the students' knowledge about how to care for women and babies with serious disorders or complications during childbearing. Students develop the knowledge and skills necessary to care for women who experience pelvic floor trauma. They learn about genetic and congenital disorders during pregnancy and after birth. Students have placement experiences where they learn how to care for the seriously ill neonate and how to support optimal holistic health for the baby, the woman and her family.

Unit content

Module 1: Complicated multiple pregnancy, birth and postpartum
Module 2: Complicated breech pregnancy and birth
Module 3: Serious maternal conditions during childbearing
Module 4: Introduction to genetic and congenital conditions of the newborn
Module 5: Introduction to serious infections in the newborn
Module 6: Caring for the seriously ill neonate
Module 7: Psychophysiology effects on baby and families
Module 8: Pelvic floor and soft tissues trauma and healing

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 1

  • Gardner, S., & Carter, B.,& Enzman-Hines, M., & Hernandez, J., 2016, Merenstein & Gardners Handbook of Neonatal Intensive Care, 8th edn, Mosby Elsevier, Missouri. ISBN: 978-0-323-32083-2.
  • Raynor, M., & Marshall, J., & Jackson, K. (Eds.), 2012, Midwifery Practice: critical illness, complications and emergencies case book, McGraw-Hill Open University Press, New York.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Tutorial online 2 hours (Once per session)
Lecture online 40 hours (Over the intensive)
Tutorial on-site 30 hours (Over the intensive)
Laboratory session 20 hours (Over the intensive)
Community/Professional placement 120 hours (Across the session)
Assessment
Exam: closed book60%
Midwifery Practice RequirementsSR
Critical review40%
Exam: closed bookSR

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Tutorial online 2 hours (Once per session)
Lecture online 40 hours (Over the intensive)
Tutorial on-site 30 hours (Over the intensive)
Laboratory session 20 hours (Over the intensive)
Community/Professional placement 120 hours (Across the session)
Assessment
Exam: closed book60%
Midwifery Practice RequirementsSR
Critical review40%
Exam: closed bookSR
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

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