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Coffs HarbourSession 2Session 2
Gold CoastSession 2Session 2

Unit description

Consolidates learning and applies accumulated theoretical knowledge and skills to a selected area of midwifery practice. The unit provides an opportunity to enhance and deepen the student's capacity to undertake the role of the professional midwife within a rural/remote, metropolitan or international setting, taking into consideration the geo-socio-political and regulatory context.

Unit content

  • The midwife's role within the broader socio-political context
  • Evaluation of the effectiveness of an intervention
  • Critical evaluation of own performance

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, 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:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1critically apply the geo-socio-political and regulatory context to an area of midwifery practiceIntellectual rigourCreativityCultural competence
2critically review and appraise current evidence-informed maternity practices and how this impacts upon quality care provision and the evidence that informs clinical decision-making within midwiferyIntellectual rigourEthical practice
3critically explore a qualitative data collection and analysis methodIntellectual rigour
4assess, plan and implement safe midwifery care of women within their childbearing episodeKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learningCommunication and social skillsCultural competence

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. critically apply the geo-socio-political and regulatory context to an area of midwifery practice
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  2. critically review and appraise current evidence-informed maternity practices and how this impacts upon quality care provision and the evidence that informs clinical decision-making within midwifery
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
  3. critically explore a qualitative data collection and analysis method
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  4. assess, plan and implement safe midwifery care of women within their childbearing episode
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence

Prescribed texts

  • Jirojwong, S, Johnson, M & Welch, A, 2014, Research Methods in Nursing and Midwifery: pathways to evidence-based practice , 2nd edn, Oxford University Press, Victoria.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Tutorial online 2 hours (Once during session)
Lecture online 4 hours (Over the intensive)
Community/Professional placement 120 hours  (Across Session 2 and Session 3)
Tutorial on-site 12 hours (Over the intensive)
Assessment
Data collection & qualitative analysis40%
Midwifery Practice RequirementsSR
Essay60%

Teaching method
Tutorial online 2 hours (Once during session)
Lecture online 4 hours (Over the intensive)
Community/Professional placement 120 hours (Across Session 2 and Session 3)
Tutorial on-site 12 hours (Over the intensive)
Assessment
Data collection & qualitative analysis40%
Midwifery Practice RequirementsSR
Essay60%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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International

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