MIDWIFERY FUNDAMENTALS, PREGNANCY AND BIRTH

NSM4MID

2014

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of midwifery practice in the antenatal and intrapartum periods. Using a primary health care philosophy, students will develop skills and attributes for providing woman-centred care during pregnancy, labour and birth based on contemporary evidence based guidelines. The focus of this subject will be on women experiencing a normal pregnancy, labour and birth. Students will build on their knowledge of human anatomy, physiology and psychosocial concepts to cultivate the ability to provide safe and effective midwifery care. This subject enables students to further develop reflective practice, critical thinking and clinical decision making skills, via a flexible model, with relevant face-to-face lectures and workshops and supported by clinical practicum.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorHeather Grimes

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

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

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in (HGMID - Graduate Diploma in Midwifery Science, BU or HGMIDB - Graduate Diploma in Midwifery Science, BE)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students must have a secured clinical hospital placement.

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Bendigo, 2014, Week 06-24, Distance Education

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHeather Grimes

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 06 - 24
One 50.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 06 to week 24 and delivered via face-to-face.
"50 hours of seminar classes over the study period"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
One case presentation (equiv to 5,000 words).60
One clinical assessment (equiv to 1,000 words).Hurdle requirement.0
One written examination (equiv to 3,000 words).40

Melbourne, 2014, Week 06-24, Distance Education

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinator

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 06 - 24
One 50.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 06 to week 24 and delivered via face-to-face.
"50 hours of seminar classes over the study period"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
One case presentation (equiv to 5,000 words).60
One clinical assessment (equiv to 1,000 words).Hurdle requirement.0
One written examination (equiv to 3,000 words).40