Develops the students' critical understanding of the Transition to Registered Midwife, which is required to be fully met prior to submitting for registration as a midwife. Students consolidate and refine their knowledge about the Australian maternity care system and about the roles and relationships within the multi-disciplinary health care team. Students identify and plan a team-based quality assurance research project for a problem in practice. Issues of the ethical use of power are critically discussed including the role of mentors in professional development. Students refine and finalise their professional portfolio and resume, then prepare a position application for future employment.
Module 1: Governance of Australian Maternity Care Services
Module 2: Relationships in Midwifery and Maternity Care Teams
Module 3: Personal and Professional Self Development
Module 4: Research Skills and Practice Improvement
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
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||Examine your own knowledge, attitudes and skills development to identify and respond appropriately to your own strengths, limitations and deficiencies for achieving competency in the professional role of a midwife||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
|2||Effectively use available resources and programs to plan for and participate in ongoing personal and professional development including preparing for employment as a registered midwife.||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
|3||Critically discuss the structure and function of the local, state and national governance of maternity services as they affect midwifery care provision||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
|4||Critically review the roles and relationships of the various categories of maternity staff and their managers||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
|5||Demonstrate high level analytical skills in accessing, interpreting and talking about evidence to inform clinical decision-making||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
|6||Discuss interventions that appear unnecessary for the woman and negotiate a collaborative plan with the maternity team and the woman||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
|7||Plan and participate in clinical audits and other quality improvement programs||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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