MIDWIFERY FUNDAMENTALS, PREGNANCY AND BIRTH

NSM4MID

2018

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of midwifery practice in the antenatal and intrapartum periods. Using a primary health care philosophy, students will develop skills and attributes for providing woman-centred care during pregnancy, labour and birth based on contemporary evidence based guidelines. The focus of this subject will be on women experiencing a normal pregnancy, labour and birth. Students will build on their knowledge of human anatomy, physiology and psychosocial concepts to cultivate the ability to provide safe and effective midwifery care. This subject enables students to further develop reflective practice, critical thinking and clinical decision making skills, via a flexible model, with relevant face-to-face lectures and workshops and supported by clinical practicum.

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

Co-requisites NSM4MFA

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.)RecommendedMarshall, J & Raynor, M (Eds)EDINBURGH: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE
ReadingsPhysiology in childbearing (4th ed.)RecommendedRankin.J, (2017)Elsevier

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. On successful completion of this subject the student is expected to be able to be able to support and educate women, throughout the labour and birth continuum, in partnership with the woman.

Activities:
1. (a) face-to-face lectures; (b) online E-learning modules with interactive web-based activities; (c) roleplay will be used to enhance development of professional woman-centred communication; (d) students will follow the care of women, throughout the childbirth experience, to gain an understanding of the principles of continuity of care; (e) students will attend childbirth and parenting education classes to gain perspective of the woman's, and her family's, experiences; (f) students will be integrated on clinical placement (total of 190 hours), within an antenatal and intrapartum maternity care setting.

02. Provide safe and effective midwifery care to the woman during pregnancy, birth and labour within the scope of practice of a midwife.

Activities:
2. (a) face-to-face lectures; (b) online E-learning modules with interactive web-based activities; (c) roleplay will be used to enhance development of professional woman-centred communication; (d) laboratory-based simulation experiences allow students to apply theoretical knowledge; (e) students will research available literature, on selected topics, and demonstrate critical analysis and synthesis in written assessments; (f) students will be integrated on clinical placement (total of 190 hours), within an antenatal and intrapartum maternity care setting; (g) students will work alongside mentoring midwives providing care to women and will work toward completing clinical requirements; (h) students will be expected to submit written reflections of clinical placement.

03. Plan and communicate midwifery care with the woman, her family and midwifery colleagues demonstrating respect for the woman's individual rights and responsibilities.

Activities:
3. (a) face-to-face lectures; (b) online E-learning modules with interactive web-based activities; (c) roleplay will be used to enhance development of professional woman-centred communication; (d) students will be integrated on clinical placement (total of 190 hours), within an antenatal and intrapartum maternity care setting; (e) students will work alongside mentoring midwives providing care to women and will work toward completing clinical requirements; (f) students will be expected to submit written reflections of clinical placement.

04. Recognise and describe deviations from normal pregnancy, labour and birth processes.

Activities:
4. (a) knowledge of uncomplicated pregnancy and labour will provide scaffolding to knowledge related to deviations from normal; (b) face-to-face lectures; (c) online E-learning activites with interactive web-based activities; (d) laboratory-based simulation experiences allow students to apply theoretical knowledge; (e) students will be integrated on clinical placement (total of 190 hours), within an antenatal and intrapartum maternity care setting; (f) students will work alongside mentoring midwives providing care to women and will work toward completing clinical requirements; (g) students will be expected to submit written reflections of clinical placement.

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

Activities:
5. (a) face-to-face lectures based on evidence retrieved from literature searches of relevant topics; (b) online E-learning modules with interactive web-based activities; (c) students will be integrated on clinical placement (total of 190 hours), within an antenatal and intrapartum maternity care setting; (d) written exercises.

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: 16 - 16
One 5.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 16 to week 16 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Class will be delivered in block mode on Tues or Wed."

Laboratory Class Week: 06 - 08
Two 3.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 06 to week 08 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Classes will be delivered in block mode on Tues, Wed or Thurs."

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 06 - 24
Twelve 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 06 to week 24 and delivered via online.
"Students will access online modules via LMS"

Lecture/Workshop Week: 06 - 08
Five 5.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 06 to week 08 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Classes will be delivered in block mode on Tues, Wed or Thurs"

Placement - Off Site Week: 06 - 24
One 190.0 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 06 to week 24 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Annotated bibliography & essay(equiv 3,000 words)Hurdle requirements: One clinical assessment (equiv to 1,000 words). Clinical practicum as per portfolio and commencement of 06 continuity of care experiences at the end of semster one.30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 3-hour written examination (equiv to 3000 words).40 02, 03, 04, 05
Online quizzes(equiv 2000 words)20 02, 03, 04
Reflective activity (equiv 1000 words)10 01, 03, 04
Completion of clinical assess tool, clinical competencies and required course hours- equiv1500 wordsHurdle 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

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 - 24
Six 5.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 06 to week 24 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Classes will be delivered in block mode"

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 06 - 24
Twelve 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 06 to week 24 and delivered via online.
"Students will access online modules via LMS"

Laboratory Class Week: 07 - 08
One 6.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 07 to week 08 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off Site Week: 06 - 24
One 190.0 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 06 to week 24 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Annotated bibliography & essay(equiv 3,000 words)Hurdle requirements: One clinical assessment (equiv to 1,000 words). Clinical practicum as per portfolio and commencement of 06 continuity of care experiences at the end of semster one.30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 3-hour written examination (equiv to 3000 words).40 02, 03, 04, 05
Online quizzes(equiv 2000 words)20 02, 03, 04
Reflective activity (equiv 1000 words)10 01, 03, 04
Completion of clinical assess tool, clinical competencies and required course hours- equiv1500 wordsHurdle 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