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.
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
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 the geo-socio-political and regulatory context to an area of midwifery practice||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||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||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice|
|3||critically explore a qualitative data collection and analysis method||Intellectual rigour|
|4||assess, plan and implement safe midwifery care of women within their childbearing episode||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|5||critically reflect upon and 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|
- Jirojwong, S, & Johnson, M, & Welch, A, 2014, Research Methods in Nursing and Midwifery: pathways to evidence-based practice , 2nd edn, Oxford University Press, Victoria.