Develops students’ emotional and social competence to enable them to care for their own health and wellbeing and that of women and their families. Students will be supported to give and receive clinical supervision and be politically engaged in midwifery and external bodies. Students will engage in professional presentations as they develop skills of integrating cultural safety into maternity care, effective teamwork and leadership, advanced negotiation and conflict management.
Module 1 Enhancing Emotional Competence
- Emotional needs and defences
- Revision/application of stress and coping theory and evidence
- Visioning; career planning, goal setting
- Self-nurturing activities
- Social connectedness
- Professional connectedness
- Self-reflection, journaling
- Clinical supervision; giving and receiving professional feedback
Module 2 Enhancing Social Competence
- Managing challenging relationships with women, their families and communities
- Integrating cultural safety into practice and maternity care
- Integrating effective leadership and teamwork in practice
- Advanced negotiation skills
- Advanced conflict and bullying management
- Effective professional presentations, political advocacy and health system change
- Working within the Australian College of Midwives
- Working with regulatory bodies for health and education.
Module 3 Maternity care systems: Local, State and Federal
- Promoting Midwifery Models of Care
- Developing and Writing Woman Centred Policies and Procedures
- Understanding Maternity Care Funding and Grants
- Recognising, challenging and defusing Medical Hegemony
- Midwifery practice domains; private or public
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||critically reflect on personal competence in managing their own stress in adaptive ways.||Intellectual rigour||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
|2||critique emotional and social intelligence to the reflexive practise of midwifery with women, their families and communities.||Intellectual rigour||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
|3||analyse social and emotional intelligence to the reflexive practise of midwifery within health care teams and the health care system.||Intellectual rigour||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
|4||apply the skills of social competence to integrate cultural safety into maternity care, effective teamwork and leadership and clinical supervision.||Intellectual rigour||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
|5||critique own development of advanced negotiation and conflict management skills.||Intellectual rigour||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
|6||promote midwifery models of care in diverse contexts and prepare an effective professional presentations.||Intellectual rigour||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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