PREGNANCY IN MIDWIFERY PRACTICE

MID4PES

2014

Credit points: 20

Subject outline

In this subject students will be introduced to human pregnancy and will learn how to provide women-centred midwifery care from pre-conception to the onset of labour. Students will gain foundation knowledge, attitudes and skill for providing antenatal care and build on their knowledge of human anatomy, physiology and behavioural health sciences in developing an understanding of normal and complex pregnancy. They will explore the role of the midwife in sharing information and providing choices and support to empower the woman and her family during the antenatal period.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points20

Subject Co-ordinatorSarah Hay

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisites MID4NOB, MID4PMB

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjects MID42PES MID41PES

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsMyles Textbook for MidwivesPrescribedFraser, D.M & Cooper, M.A. (2009)EDINBURGH, ELSEVIER
ReadingsMidwife's Guide to Antenatal Investigations.RecommendedSullivan, A., Kean, L., Cryer, A.CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE. ELSEVIER. EDINBURG 2006.

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Bendigo, 2014, Week 06-24, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHeather Grimes

Class requirements

Lecture
One 5.0 days lecture per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Block mode of five 8 hour days."

Problem Based Learning
One 13.0 hours problem based learning per study period and delivered via online.
"Students complete the equivalent of 13 hours of on-line learning."

Practical
One 8.0 days practical per study period and delivered via distance education.
"Students undertake approximately 80 hours of clinical placement."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
one 2,500 written assignmentHurdle Requirement: Students must pass all assessment items and clinical to obtain a pass in this subject.40
one 3 hr written examination60

Melbourne, 2014, Week 07-24, Distance Education

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSarah Hay

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site
One 10.0 days placement - off site per study period and delivered via blended.
"Students undertake approximately 80 hours of clinical placement..**Please note: the clinical requirements for the PG Diploma in Midwifery Science are a continuum across the full year of the course, and may be allocated according to the discretion of the clinical agency. The hours listed represent the minimun hours in the clinical setting to meet requirements for registration."

Problem Based Learning
One 13.0 hours problem based learning per study period and delivered via online.
"Students complete the equivalent of 13 hours of on-line learning."

Lecture
One 7.0 days lecture per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via blended.
"39-hours of lectures, class and small group work"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
one 2,500 written assignmentHurdle Requirement: Students must pass all assessment items and clinical to obtain a pass in this subject.40
one 3 hr written examination60