Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will be introduced to human pregnancy and will be assisted to provide women-centred midwifery care from pre-conception to the onset of labour. Students build on their knowledge of human anatomy, physiology and behavioural health sciences in developing an understanding of normal pregnancy. They have the opportunity to learn the role of the midwife in sharing information, choices and providing support to empower the woman and her family during the antenatal period. The subject provides opportunities for students to develop reflective, evidence-based practice and clinical decision-making skills to enable them to function in antenatal care provision.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMichelle Newton

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules


Co-requisites NSG1ENC

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsMyles textbook for midwivesPrescribedFraser, D & Cooper, M 2009CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE, ELSEVIER, UK
ReadingsPhysiology in childbearing with anatomy and related biosciencesRecommendedStables, D 20103RD EDN, ELSEVIER, EDINBURGH.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Week 11-43, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichelle Newton

Class requirements

One 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students will complete 12 hours of lectures."

Problem Based Learning
One 1.0 hours problem based learning per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students will complete 11 hours of enquiry informed learning (small group work)."

Placement - Off Site
One 10.0 days placement - off site per study period and delivered via blended.
"Students will complete 80 hours of clinical practicum."


Assessment elementComments%
one 1-hour examHurdle requirement: whilst clinical assessment is ungraded students must achieve at a designated level. Students must pass theory and clinical to pass the subject.30
one 2000-word assignmentHurdle Requirement: Students must pass all assessment items and clinical to pass the subject.45
one 500-word individual written submission of group presentation15
one group presentation (5 mins per student)10