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Unit of Study MIDW3001 Mental Health and Wellbeing (2024)

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    This unit contains professional experience learning/laboratory activities that require students to meet mandatory compliance requirements prior to attending. Failure to comply with these requirements will result in you being unable to undertake the Professional Experience Learning and/or stipulated Laboratory Activity which may result in failure of the unit. Full details are available at Please note: Full Covid-19 vaccination is a mandatory requirement associated with the placement element of this unit of study. This requirement has been stipulated by the placement providers. It is strongly recommended that only students who meet this requirement enrol in this unit.

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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.

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

critically discuss the cultural, contextual, personal, biological and interpersonal factors that contribute to mental illness

discuss the impact of maternal stress, anxiety and depression during childbearing on the woman's physiology, the duration of pregnancy and the neurodevelopment of her baby

develop awareness of women who have significant mental illness, provide basic therapeutic counselling and identify when to refer these women for specialised mental health and/or community services

work collaboratively with multi-disciplinary health care teams when working with women who have a major mental illness or drug and alcohol dependency in pregnancy and after birth

demonstrate effective therapeutic communications and appropriate boundary setting for women who have been clinically diagnosed with a personality disorder

communicate therapeutically with women with the aim of ameliorating the long-term impact of birth trauma

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