Promotes the creation and maintenance of a mentorship relationship between each senior midwifery student and their chosen mentor with whom the student will work for 60 hours. Mentors are selected (and approved) for their excellence in midwifery practice. During the time of their internship the student will critically reflect upon an aspect of their practice and complete a related systematic and critically review of the research literature. This unit provides students with an opportunity to enhance and deepen their capacity to undertake the role of professional midwife. The internship may be completed in another state or country if the necessary university and legal agreements are in place and ANMAC approval has been granted.
- Internship proposal development and marking criteria
- The midwife's role within the broader socio-political context
- Evaluation of the effectiveness of an intervention
- Critical evaluation of own performance
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||demonstrate the ability to initiate a relationship with a potential expert mentor and develop a clear, specific and achievable proposal for internship||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|2||describe and analyse the geo-socio-political and regulatory context which is most relevant to the mentor's practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|3||apply theories and concepts from primary health care, midwifery, law, ethics, research, cultural safety and/or the social sciences to be able to critically evaluate the midwife's practice overall||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
|4||demonstrate high-level analytical skills in accessing and interpreting evidence to inform clinical decision-making||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
|5||conduct a systematic search of the available evidence on one important aspect of student practice whilst an intern||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
|6||critically reflect upon evaluate your own performance as an intern, as a mentee and as a soon-to-be midwife.||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
- Fahy, K, Foureur, M & Hastie, C, 2008, Birth Territory and Midwifery Guardianship: theory for practice, education and research, 1st edn, Elsevier, Edinburgh.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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