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.
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
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 review and appraise current evidenced informed midwifery practice when caring for a woman and/or neonate with complex needs||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||critically analyse and evaluate current evidence in relation to the management of maternal and/or fetal/neonatal complexity ||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||prescribe and implement evidence-informed midwifery practice when caring for women with perineal trauma and the maintenance of pelvic floor integrity||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|4||prescribe and implement safe midwifery care of a woman experiencing complexity within her childbearing episode||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|5||demonstrate competency in numeracy assessment||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
- 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.