NORMAL LABOUR & BIRTH

MID2NLB

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will be introduced to the normal birth process. They will gain foundation knowledge and develop attitudes and skills for providing women-centred midwifery care during normal labour and birth by building on their knowledge of human anatomy, physiology and behavioural health sciences. Students will explore the role of the midwife in sharing information and providing choices and support to empower the woman and her family during the normal birth process. The learning approach used will enable them to develop reflective, evidence based practice and clinical decision making skills that they will need in providing care during normal labour and birth.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKate Dawson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must pass MID1PRE and NSG1ENC and must be enrolled in HZNM OR HZNMD - Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery

Co-requisites NSG2MIN and NSG2ACA

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjects MID21NBA

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsMyles textbook for midwivesPrescribedFraser, D M and Cooper, M A15TH EDN, CHURCHILL LIVINGSTON, ELSEVEIR

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKate Dawson

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 14
Five 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 14 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off Site
One 15.0 days placement - off site per study period and delivered via blended.
"Students will complete a 120-hour clinical practicum of approximately 40 hours per week over three weeks."

WorkShop Week: 10 - 16
Five 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 16 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students complete 10 hours enquiry based small group work."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Clinical practice competencyHurdle requirement0
One 2-hour written examinationHurdle Requirement: Students must pass all assessment items and clinical to obtain a pass in this subject.50
One group enquiry based learning activity and group submission (1000 words)Hurdle Requirement: Students must pass all assessment items and clinical to obtain a pass in this subject.25
One individual 1000 word essay (literature review of clinical issue)Hurdle requirement, Students must pass all assessment items and clinical to obtain a pass in this subject.25