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Unit description

Provides students with the opportunity to critically analyse contemporary models and frameworks for midwifery leadership and midwifery mentorship/preceptorship: concepts, issues and challenges and their impact on midwifery practice will be examined. The midwife as an educator will also be explored.

Unit content

  • Leadership within the Australian healthcare context
  • Midwife as educator within Australian clinical context
  • Mentorship and preceptorship within Australian clinical context

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 analyse and compare theoretical principles and practices of leadershipLifelong learning
2critically analyse adult learning principles and practicesLifelong learning
3apply adult learning principles while undertaking the role of midwifery educatorIntellectual rigourCommunication and social skills
4critically analyse the role of midwifery mentorship/preceptorshipLifelong learning
5apply theoretical and evidence-informed knowledge to a mentor–mentee relationshipIntellectual rigourCommunication and social skills
6critically reflect upon and evaluate your own performance as an educator and mentor.Lifelong learning

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

  1. critically analyse and compare theoretical principles and practices of leadership
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  2. critically analyse adult learning principles and practices
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  3. apply adult learning principles while undertaking the role of midwifery educator
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. critically analyse the role of midwifery mentorship/preceptorship
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  5. apply theoretical and evidence-informed knowledge to a mentor–mentee relationship
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  6. critically reflect upon and evaluate your own performance as an educator and mentor.
    • GA5: Lifelong learning

Prescribed texts

  • Delany, C & Molloy, E, 2018, Learning and Teaching in Clinical Contexts: A practical Guide , Elsevier, Australia.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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

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Fee information

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