NEONATAL MIDWIFERY PRACTICE
Credit points: 30
In this subject students will examine the beginnings of life from conception through to the first 28 days following birth and builds on the earlier clinical and theoretical exposure to the normal newborn. The subject is designed to encourage the student to develop further understanding of the conditions associated with the 'at risk' infant. The student will have the opportunity to acquire and develop the necessary knowledge and skills to identify and give appropriate care for the 'at risk', sick or premature infant. They will explore issues relation to parenting for health infants and infants who have complex needs due to pathology. Students build upon interpersonal skills when examining concepts of attachment, grief and loss. The relationships between maternal conditions and the effects on the infant, the impact to the health industry, local community and society surrounding the birth of a premature or abnormal infant are also considered.
FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorJacqueline McGregor
Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Equivalent subjects MID31NEO
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Merenstein and Gardner's handbook of neonatal intensive care||Recommended||Gardner,S L, Carter, B, Enzman-Hines, M I and Hernandez, J A, eds, 2011||7TH EDN, MOSBY|
|Readings||Neonatology at a glance||Recommended||Lissauer, T and Fanaroff, A A, eds, 2006||WILEY-BLACKWELL|
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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJacqueline McGregor
Placement - Off Site
One 30.0 days placement - off site per study period and delivered via blended.
"Students complete 160-hours of clinical practicum."
Problem Based Learning
One 1.0 hours problem based learning per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via blended.
"Students complete a total of 30 hours of a combination of face-to-face learning with online modules."
One 1.0 hours independent research per study period and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students complete an additional 22-hours of independent investigation."
|One 1,500-word assignment||20|
|one 2,500-word case study||Hurdle Requirement: Students must pass all assessment items and clinical to obtain a pass in this unit.||30|
|one 3-hour written examination||Clinical assessment of problem-solving, psychomotor and communication skills and professional development in line with the ANMC competencies.||50|