COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE IN MIDWIFERY

NSM4CPM

2018

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject, students will focus on complex scenarios in maternity care that require an ability to plan, implement and evaluate a multifaceted maternity situations. This subject enables students to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills, clinical proficiency in midwifery and effective communication skills for ethically oriented professional practice. Students will be able to make high level independent judgements; plan, implement and evaluate practice and function effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team. The subject is delivered via a blended learning approach, comprising face-to-face teaching, workshops and online learning modules via LMS. This is supported by clinical practicum in the maternity setting.

SchoolSchool of Nursing & Midwifery

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorHeather Grimes

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

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

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites NSM4MFA and NSM4MID or obtain Course Coordinator's approval.

Co-requisites NSM4NSN or obtain Course Coordinator's approval.

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students must have a secured clinical hospital placement.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsMyles Textbook for Midwives (16th ed.).PrescribedMarshall, J., & Raynor, M. (2014)Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone
ReadingsPhysiology in childbearingRecommendedStables, D & Rankin, J. (2017)Elsevier: Bailliere Tindall

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Make accurate assessments and develop reasonable and justifiable inferences in complex scenarios.

Activities:
Online activity; Clinical practicum in specialty setting.

02. Apply midwifery knowledge, skills and/or equipment/technology to complex scenarios to the depth and breadth required of a beginning midwife.

Activities:
Online activity; Clinical practicum in specialty setting.

03. Make informed, independent judgements and develop plans in response to complex scenarios, based on your review and analysis of relevant and substantial information.

Activities:
Online activity; Clinical practicum in specialty setting.

04. Critically analyse current knowledge and processes in midwifery in order to inform your practice in complex situations.

Activities:
Online learning activity; written exercise; clinical practicum in specialty practice.

05. Communicate effectively and sensitively with colleagues, women and the public in a variety of professional & social contexts

Activities:
Clinical practicum in specialty practice.

06. Perform effective independent work and work as an influential team member in a variety of situations within midwifery in accordance with the ethical standards of the profession.

Activities:
Clinical practicum in specialty practice.

07. Critically evaluate and apply available evidence to inform best practice in midwifery care.

Activities:
Online learning activity; written exercise; clinical practicum in specialty practice.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Week 30-44, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHeather Grimes

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 30 - 43
Three 5.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture/Workshop Week: 30 - 43
One 3.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory Class Week: 30 - 43
One 6.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 30 - 43
Thirteen 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1,000 word reflective activity10 01, 02, 03, 04, 07
1 x 4000 word equivalent case study assignment using specified media1A: Online Poster presentation (2000 word equivalent) 1B: 2000 word essay 50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
One 3hr examinationHurdle. Students must achieve 50% overall to pass the exam 40 01, 02, 03, 04, 07
Completion of clinical assessment tool, clinical competencies & required course hours 1500wordequivHurdle requirement. A minimum of 710 clinical practice hours (throughout the full course length) is required for course completion as per course accreditation by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
Documented completion of 10 CoCEs at the end of Semester TwoHurdle requirement for course completion as per course accreditation with Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07

Melbourne, 2018, Week 30-44, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKate Dawson

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 30 - 43
Three 5.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture/Workshop Week: 30 - 43
One 3.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory Class Week: 30 - 43
One 6.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 30 - 43
Thirteen 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1,000 word reflective activity10 01, 02, 03, 04, 07
1 x 4000 word equivalent case study assignment using specified media1A: Online Poster presentation (2000 word equivalent) 1B: 2000 word essay 50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
One 3hr examinationHurdle. Students must achieve 50% overall to pass the exam 40 01, 02, 03, 04, 07
Completion of clinical assessment tool, clinical competencies & required course hours 1500wordequivHurdle requirement. A minimum of 710 clinical practice hours (throughout the full course length) is required for course completion as per course accreditation by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
Documented completion of 10 CoCEs at the end of Semester TwoHurdle requirement for course completion as per course accreditation with Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07