COMPLEX NEEDS IN MATERNITY CARE

MID4CNM

2018

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject students will consolidate all prior learning and have the opportunity to extend their knowledge and skill through application of further psychosocial complexities impacting on maternity care . In collaboration with the multidisciplinary team and in partnership with the woman, the student will build on previous experiences to develop more autonomous skills and knowledge in the provision of safe and effective care required for women with psychosocial. Students will be encouraged to manage care for women, think critically, respond effectively to situations involving these women and learn when to consult and refer appropriately

SchoolSchool of Nursing & Midwifery

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorMichelle Newton

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in one of the following course codes: HZNMD, HZNMDB and must have passed: MID4AEM

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Provide safe and effective midwifery care to the woman and her family with minimal supervision in readiness to practice as a novice midwife on completion of the subject/course.

Activities:
Small group work / tutorial based activities using paper based scenarios, media articles, scientific journals. E-learning modules with web based activities. Students will be on a clinical placement for 6 weeks (240 hours) within a maternity care setting. During this time it is expected that they will work toward completing their clinical requirements, consolidate learning and work toward independent practice. Students will have the opportunity to extend their clinical practice with the application of theory and knowledge developed during the semester. 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:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Evaluate the relationship between psychosocial and physical complexities of pregnancy and their impact on maternity care.

Activities:
Face to face lectures with discussion Small group work/tutorial based activities, DVD's E-learning modules with web-based activities Clinical practicum(240hrs) in a maternity setting
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Critically appraise evidence and plan and implement maternity care according to evidence based practice.

Activities:
Clinical Project - 5000 wds (major assessment for unit) based on a relevant clinical issue of interest for the student. The project will involve a literature review, development of methology, implementation of audit, presentation of results, conclusion and discussion. Face to face lectures with discussion Small group work/tutorial based activities, DVD's E-learning modules with web-based activities Clinical practicum (240hrs) in a maternity setting
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. Demonstrate comprehensive theraputic communication through collaborations with women, the multidisciplinary team, community agencies and support networks.

Activities:
Clinical practicum (240hrs) in a maternity setting Small group work/tutorial based activities Clinical project (5000 wds) Clinical assessment - undertaken by clinical facilitators while on placement Written clinical reflections
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Week 31-45, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichelle Newton

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 31 - 33
One 4.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 33 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 45
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week during the day from week 31 to week 45 and delivered via online.

Placement - Off Site Week: 34 - 45
One 240.0 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend from week 34 to week 45 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
3000 words formative written reportStudents will be required to complete a two-part clinical project on a topic of their choice relating to Maternity Care.65 01, 02, 03, 04
2000 words summative written report 35 01, 02, 03, 04
Clinical participation (2500 word equivalent)Hurdle requirement. It is essential to pass the clinical placement (240 hours) in order to pass the subject. 01, 02, 03, 04