FOUNDATIONS IN PREGNANCY CARE

MID1FPC

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will be introduced to the foundations of midwifery practice through an introduction to human reproduction, pregnancy, and the provision of antenatal care. Students are introduced to normal pregnancy, the maternal adaptations that occur to support pregnancy and fetal development. Using contemporary evidence-based guidelines, students will develop the skills and knowledge to provide safe and effective antenatal care to women experiencing a normal pregnancy, sharing information, offering choices and providing support to empower the woman and her family during pregnancy. The subject introduces students to the concepts of reflective, evidence-based practice and clinical decision-making to enable them to function in antenatal care provision. Clinical skills used in the provision of antenatal care will be introduced and students provided with the opportunity to consolidate under supervised clinical placement.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMichelle Newton

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisites NSG1INA

Incompatible subjects MID1PRE

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, All Year, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichelle Newton

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 11 - 43
Ten 1.0 hours workshop every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Scheduled Online Class Week: 11 - 43
One 5.0 hours scheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 11 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"e-learning modules"

Practical Week: 39 - 42
Two 2.0 hours practical every four weeks on weekdays during the day from week 39 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Running in week 39 and 42"

Placement - Off Site Week: 31 - 43
One 80.0 hours placement - off site other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"may be scheduled from November to February and placement may be scheduled during day or night"

Placement - Off Site Week: 11 - 22
One 1.0 days placement - off site other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"8 hours observation may be scheduled during the day or night"

Lecture Week: 11 - 43
Twelve 1.0 hours lecture every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
1 hour written examination25
2,000 words written report50
Clinical assessments (equivalent to 1,000 words)Hurdle requirement25