POSTNATAL CARE OF THE NEW FAMILY

MID2PCN

2018

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

Students will focus on caring for the mother and baby after childbirth. This will include a variety of normal and complex physiological and psychological adaptations occurring for new mothers during the first 28 days following the birth. The subject will also focus on the normal newborn, and will include some consideration of newborns with more complex issues such as borderline prematurity; pain management; and hypoglycaemia. Students will learn about the role of the midwife in providing postnatal care, including infant feeding, promotion and establishment of breastfeeding and the provision of information, choices and support to empower the woman and her family during this period. Issues relating to parents who lose their baby will also be examined and students will build on their interpersonal skills when examining concepts of attachment, grief and loss. Reflective, evidence-informed practice, clinical decision making skills and a professional attitude will be used and developed.

SchoolSchool of Nursing & Midwifery

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorHelen McLachlan

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in one of the following course codes: HZNMD or HZNMDB and must have passed: MID2CLB

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsMyles Textbook for MidwivesPrescribedFraser DM, and Cooper MA.Churchill-Livingstone
ReadingsEssential Midwifery Practice: Postnatal CareRecommendedByrom S, Edwards G, Bick D.Wiley-Blackwell

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Perform a comprehensive assessment, and provide safe and effective midwifery care to the woman during the postnatal period according to the scope of practice of the midwife.

Activities:
Face to face lectures Small group work / tutorial based activities, Audio-visual resources E-learning modules with web-based activities Clinical placement Students will be expected to submit a written reflection of their placement. These reflections are to be critical and function as a learning tool as a means of analysing practice as a midwife.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing
Teamwork
Inquiry/ Research
Professional Practice
Discipline Specific Competencies
Creative Problem-solving
Ethical/ Social Responsibility
Communication
Critical Thinking

02. Provide care to the newborn baby

Activities:
Face to face lectures Small group work / tutorial based activities, Audio-visual resources E-learning modules with web-based activities Clinical placement
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical/ Social Responsibility
Discipline Specific Competencies
Creative Problem-solving
Professional Practice
Inquiry/ Research
Writing
Teamwork
Critical Thinking
Communication

03. Provide contemporary best practice information, assistance and advice to the woman on nutrition needs and feeding of her infant

Activities:
Face to face lectures Small group work / tutorial based activities, Audio-visual resources E-learning modules with web-based activities Clinical placement
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline Specific Competencies
Critical Thinking
Ethical/ Social Responsibility
Inquiry/ Research
Teamwork
Writing
Communication
Professional Practice
Creative Problem-solving

04. Discuss information about screening tests and immunisation for the newborn infant

Activities:
Face to face lectures Small group work / tutorial based activities, Audio-visual resources E-learning modules with web-based activities Clinical placement
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Professional Practice
Critical Thinking
Writing
Inquiry/ Research
Creative Problem-solving
Teamwork
Discipline Specific Competencies
Communication
Ethical/ Social Responsibility

05. Support and educate mothers and families during the postnatal period

Activities:
Face to face lectures Small group work / tutorial based activities, Audio-visual resources E-learning modules with web-based activities Clinical placement
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork
Inquiry/ Research
Communication
Professional Practice
Creative Problem-solving
Ethical/ Social Responsibility
Discipline Specific Competencies
Writing
Critical Thinking

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Week 30-44, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHelen McLachlan

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
Ten 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"10 hours of e-learning modules"

Lecture Week: 30 - 34
Five 3.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 34 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off Site Week: 37 - 44
One 160.0 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 37 to week 44 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Placement may be scheduled throughout the semester and may include days, evenings and weekends"

Seminar Week: 30 - 34
Five 2.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 34 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Clinical participation (2000 word equivalent)Hurdle requirement. It is essential to pass the clinical placement (160 hours) in order to pass the subject. 05, 03, 04, 02, 01
One 1,500-word essay30 01, 05
One 2,000-word essay35 05, 03
One 2-hour multiple choice, short answer examination35 01, 03, 02, 05, 04

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHelen McLachlan

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
Ten 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"10 hours of e-learning modules"

Lecture Week: 31 - 33
Three 5.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 33 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off Site Week: 35 - 42
One 160.0 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 35 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Placement may be scheduled throughout the semester and may include days, evenings and weekends"

Seminar Week: 31 - 33
Two 3.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 33 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 31 - 33
One 4.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 33 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Clinical participation (2000 word equivalent)Hurdle requirement. It is essential to pass the clinical placement (160 hours) in order to pass the subject. 05, 03, 04, 02, 01
One 1,500-word essay30 01, 05
One 2,000-word essay35 05, 03
One 2-hour multiple choice, short answer examination35 01, 03, 02, 05, 04