Develops knowledge about how to care for women and babies with serious disorders or complications during childbearing including women who have experienced pelvic floor trauma. Students learn about genetic and congenital disorders during pregnancy and after birth. They also 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.
Complicated multiple pregnancy, birth and postpartum
Complicated breech pregnancy and birth
Serious maternal conditions during childbearing
Introduction to genetic and congenital conditions of the newborn
Introduction to serious infections in the newborn
Caring for the seriously 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||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|4||demonstrate competency in numeracy and medication administration||Knowledge of a discipline|
|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: 9780323320832 .
- Raynor, M, Marshall, J & Jackson, K (Eds), 2012, Midwifery Practice: critical illness, complications and emergencies case book, McGraw-Hill Open University Press, New York.