FOUNDATIONS IN PREGNANCY CARE

MID1FPC

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will be introduced to the foundations of midwifery practice through an introduction to human reproduction, pregnancy, and the provision of antenatal care. Students are introduced to normal pregnancy, the maternal adaptations that occur to support pregnancy and fetal development. Using contemporary evidence-based guidelines, students will develop the skills and knowledge to provide safe and effective antenatal care to women experiencing a normal pregnancy, sharing information, offering choices and providing support to empower the woman and her family during pregnancy. The subject introduces students to the concepts of reflective, evidence-based practice and clinical decision-making to enable them to function in antenatal care provision. Clinical skills used in the provision of antenatal care will be introduced and students provided with the opportunity to consolidate under supervised clinical placement.

SchoolSchool of Nursing & Midwifery

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMichelle Newton

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in one of the following course codes: HZNMD or HZNMDB

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject has been designed to be taken in conjunction with NSG1INA. Students should enrol in NSG1INA and MID1FPC in the same year. Any alterations from this course plan are to be discussed with your course coordinator for approval.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Provide (under supervision) safe and effective midwifery care to the woman during normal pregnancy according to the scope of practice of the midwife.

Activities:
Small group work / tutorial based activities using scenarios, media articles, scientific journals, E-learning modules with web-based activities. Lab based skills sessions where students will practice clinical skills required in the antenatal setting through simulation. Students undertake clinical placement for 2 weeks (80 hours) within a maternity care setting where antenatal care is provided after the teaching period of the subject is completed, working alongside midwives providing antenatal care to women experiencing a normal pregnancy. It is expected that they will work toward consolidated knowledge and skills through supported practice in the provision of antenatal care. Students will be expected to submit a written reflection of their placement.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. State the key events in human reproduction, human pregnancy and fetal development

Activities:
Face to face lectures. Small group work / tutorial based activities, AV resources E-learning modules with web-based activities.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Describe the normal physiological adaptations that support pregnancy

Activities:
Face to face lectures. Small group work / tutorial based activities, AV resources Students will undertake a group enquiries, buidling on their understanding of the physiological adaptations to pregnancy and applying it to the provision of antenatal care.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

04. Describe normal fetal development and the supportive structures of pregnancy

Activities:
Face to face lectures. Small group work / tutorial based activities, AV resources E-learning modules with web-based activities.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

05. Describe the components of antenatal care and education for women experiencing a normal pregnancy

Activities:
Face to face lectures. Small group work / tutorial based activities using paper based scenarios, media articles, scientific journals and role play E-learning modules with web-based activities Lab based skills sessions where students will have the opportunity to simulate and practice clinical skills that will be required in the antenatal setting.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

06. Identify levels of evidence that support pregnancy care

Activities:
E-learning modules with web-based activities exploring content such as the scope of practice of the midwife, and models of care. Students will be introduced to midwifery theory and inquiry through exploration of evidence based guidelines that underpin antenatal care. Levels of evidence and concensus based guidelines will be introduced, and students provided with activities that will culminate in the submission of a 2000 word report on the components of antenatal care.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Week 10-51, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMelissa Deacon-Crouch

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 11 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Alternate weeks with workshops. Lectures held fortnightly"

Placement - Off Site Week: 26 - 26
One 1.0 days placement - off site other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 26 to week 26 and delivered via face-to-face.
"8 hours observation may be scheduled during the day or night"

Placement - Off Site Week: 48 - 51
One 80.0 hours placement - off site other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 48 to week 51 and delivered via face-to-face.
"May be scheduled from November (2017) to February (2018) and placement may be scheduled during day or night and on weekend"

Laboratory Class Week: 40 - 42
Two 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 40 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Running in week 40 and 42"

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 11 - 43
One 15.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 11 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"e-learning modules"

WorkShop Week: 12 - 43
One 1.0 hours workshop every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 12 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Alternate weeks with lectures Workshops held fortnightly"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1 hour written examination34 02, 03, 04
2,000 words written report66 04, 05
Clinical participation (1000 word equivalent)Hurdle requirement. It is essential to pass the clinical placement in order to pass the subject. 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Clinical Compliance DocumentationHurdle Assessment

Melbourne, 2018, Week 10-51, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichelle Newton

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 11 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Alternate weeks with workshops. Lectures held fortnightly"

Placement - Off Site Week: 26 - 26
One 1.0 days placement - off site other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 26 to week 26 and delivered via face-to-face.
"8 hours observation may be scheduled during the day or night"

Placement - Off Site Week: 48 - 51
One 80.0 hours placement - off site other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 48 to week 51 and delivered via face-to-face.
"May be scheduled from November (2017) to February (2018) and placement may be scheduled during day or night and on weekend"

Laboratory Class Week: 40 - 42
Two 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 40 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Running in week 40 and 42"

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 11 - 43
One 15.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 11 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"e-learning modules"

WorkShop Week: 12 - 43
One 1.0 hours workshop every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 12 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Alternate weeks with lectures Workshops held fortnightly"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1 hour written examination34 02, 03, 04
2,000 words written report66 04, 05
Clinical participation (1000 word equivalent)Hurdle requirement. It is essential to pass the clinical placement in order to pass the subject. 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Clinical Compliance DocumentationHurdle Assessment