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Unit description

Explores the naturopathic approach to fertility, pre-conception care, pregnancy, breastfeeding and post-partum health. The unit combines naturopathic knowledge and clinical practice to these reproductive phases and processes alongside a modern physiological understanding and an evidence-based approach. The unit covers infertility, managing pregnancy, assisting breastfeeding and maintaining post-partum health.

Unit content

Topic 1: Overview of reproductive health and causes of infertility and complications of pregnancy

Topic 2: Naturopathic approach to fertility and pregnancy

Topic 3: Influences on reproductive health and pre-conception healthcare

Topic 4: Recognising acute emergencies

Topic 5: Managing infertility in women and men

Topic 6: Managing health during pregnancy and post-partum, and assisting breastfeeding.

 

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
1demonstrate a critical understanding of normal reproductive health across the female lifespanIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
2critically describe the traditional naturopathic approach to fertility and pregnancyIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
3describe the major causes of infertility and the complications of pregnancyIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
4reflect and critically evaluate the efficacy and safety of naturopathic approaches to the management of infertility and pregnancy and the post-partum periodIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
5outline the practical application of an evidence-based approach to fertility and pregnancyIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning

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

  1. demonstrate a critical understanding of normal reproductive health across the female lifespan
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. critically describe the traditional naturopathic approach to fertility and pregnancy
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. describe the major causes of infertility and the complications of pregnancy
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. reflect and critically evaluate the efficacy and safety of naturopathic approaches to the management of infertility and pregnancy and the post-partum period
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. outline the practical application of an evidence-based approach to fertility and pregnancy
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning

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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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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