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Unit of Study MIDW2012 Caring for the Woman During Complex Labour and Birth (2024)

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Learning outcomes

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

explore and discuss collaborative care principles, and consultation and referral pathways for women and their babies experiencing complexities during labour and birth

describe the processes involved in the recognition of, and response to clinical deterioration events in the birthing environment

discuss pharmacological support and medication safety, as well as non-pharmacological or midwifery support strategies, in the birth environment

describe best practice recommendations and current evidence when caring for a woman experiencing complexities during labour and birth

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Seminar 6 hours (1 day)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Creative work30%
Case study50%

Teaching method
Seminar 6 hours (1 day)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Creative work30%
Case study50%

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • Chapman, V., & Charles, C. , 2018, The midwife's labour and birth handbook, 4th edn, Wiley Blackwell, Hoboken, NJ, USA. ISBN: 9781119235064.
  • Gilbert, E. S., 2011, Manual of high risk pregnancy & delivery , 5th edn, Elsevier, St. Louis, MO USA. ISBN: 9780323072533.
  • Pairman, S., Tracy, S. K., Dahlen, H., & Dixon, L., 2018, Midwifery: preparation for practice, 4th edn, Elsevier, Philadelphia, USA. ISBN: 9780729542678.
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