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Unit of Study MIDW1004 Preconception to Early Parenthood (2024)

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

demonstrate foundational knowledge to support parents to care for the well newborn.

discuss cultural and social influences on women's experiences of pregnancy, childbirth, and the transition to parenthood.

identify psychophysiological factors impacting childbearing, for well women, from preconception through to the early postnatal period.

discuss the midwife’s role in facilitating choice, promoting an optimal transition to parenthood

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Seminar 6 hours (1 day)

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Seminar 6 hours (1 day)

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • Pairman, S., Tracy, S. K., Dahlen, H., & Dixon, L., 2022, Midwifery: preparation for practice, 5th edn, Elsevier, Philadelphia, USA. ISBN: 9780729544764.
  • Whitney, E. N., Rolfes, S. R. e. a., Crowe, T. e. a., & Walsh, A. e. a., 2022, Understanding nutrition , 5th edn, Cengage Learning Australia., South Melbourne, Victoria. ISBN: 9780170457972.
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