FOUNDATIONS FOR MIDWIFERY PRACTICE A

NSM4MFA

2018

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject students will develop fundamental knowledge and skills required to care for women and their babies, post-birth, in the midwifery care context. This subject provides a theoretical and practical foundation that prepares students for ethically oriented professional practice and to undertake further studies at more advanced levels in midwifery practice. This subject enables students to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills, specialised midwifery clinical proficiency and effective therapeutic communication skills. Students will be able to plan, implement and evaluate midwifery practice in the postnatal care setting, they will be able to function effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team. This subject is delivered via a flexible mode, comprising of E-learning modules, via LMS and face-to-face modes, in a workshop environment.

SchoolSchool of Nursing & Midwifery

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorKate Dawson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

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

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in (HGMID - Graduate Diploma in Midwifery Science, BU or HGMIDB - Graduate Diploma in Midwifery Science, BE).

Co-requisites NSM4MID

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students must have secured a 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 Childbearing (4th Ed)PrescribedRankin, J (2017)ELESVIER: BALLIERE TINDALL
ReadingsMidwifery: Preparation for practice (3rd ed)RecommendedPairman, S., Tracy, S,. Thorogood, C & Pincombe, J. (2015)ELESVIER: BALLIERE

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply midwifery knowledge, skills and/or equipment/technology to well-defined situations in postnatal care.

Activities:
Online activity and clinical practicum in postnatal setting.

02. Make accurate assessments and develop reasonable and justifiable inferences.

Activities:
Online activity and clinical practicum in postnatal setting.

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

Activities:
Online activity and clinical practicum in postnatal setting.

04. Critically analyse current knowledge, and processes in midwifery, in order to inform midwifery practice.

Activities:
Online learning activity, written exercise and clinical practicum in postnatal setting.

05. Determine the communication approach required in a specific situation, and tailor your professional communication, using listening, writing and ICT skills, to achieve effective and positive outcomes.

Activities:
Clinical practicum in the postnatal setting.

06. Perform independent work, and work as an effective team member, in a variety of situations within midwifery.

Activities:
Clinical practicum in the postnatal setting.

07. Apply ethical standards to new contexts within midwifery.

Activities:
Clinical practicum in the postnatal setting.

08. Recognise your own learning needs and use learning strategies that are effective in your professional practice.

Activities:
Online learning activity, written exercise and clinical practicum in postnatal setting.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Week 06-24, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHeather Grimes

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 06 - 08
Three 7.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 06 to week 08 and delivered via face-to-face.
"18 hours of lecture/workshops per study period Classes will be delivered in block mode on Tues, Wed or Thurs"

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 06 - 24
One 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 06 to week 24 and delivered via online.

Lecture/Workshop Week: 16 - 16
One 7.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 16 to week 16 and delivered via face-to-face.
"6 hours of lecture/workshops per study period Classes will be delivered in block mode on Tues or Wed"

Placement - Off Site Week: 06 - 24
One 210.0 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 06 to week 24 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1,000-word academic skills written assignment.10 01, 04, 05, 07, 08
One 2,000-word written assessment.30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One case presentation, using specified media (equiv of 5,000 words).60 01, 03, 04, 05, 06

Melbourne, 2018, Week 06-24, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKate Dawson

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 06 - 08
Four 6.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 06 to week 08 and delivered via face-to-face.
"19 hours of lecture/workshops per study period"

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 06 - 24
One 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 06 to week 24 and delivered via online.

Lecture/Workshop Week: 16 - 16
One 6.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 16 to week 16 and delivered via face-to-face.
"5 hours of lecture/workshops per study period"

Placement - Off Site Week: 06 - 24
One 210.0 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 06 to week 24 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1,000-word academic skills written assignment.10 01, 04, 05, 07, 08
One 2,000-word written assessment.30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One case presentation, using specified media (equiv of 5,000 words).60 01, 03, 04, 05, 06