CARE OF THE NEONATE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

NSM4NSN

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will build on earlier theoretical and clinical experiences of the normal newborn, and be introduced to the common conditions of the more complex neonate, that may require admission to the special care nursery. Students will encounter and learn to recognise the conditions, and gain the necessary knowledge and skills, to provide appropriate care for the premature, sick or 'at risk' infant. Issues relating to parenting infants, who have complex needs, will be explored, and students will build on their interpersonal skills when examining concepts of attachment, grief and loss. The relationships between maternal conditions and their effects on the infant, and the impact of the birth of a premature or sick infant on the health industry, the local community and society are also considered.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJacqueline McGregor

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

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

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must have passed (NSM4MID & NSM4MFA) and must be enrolled in (HGMID-Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery Science, BU or HGMIDB-Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery Science, BE).

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjects MID4NOB, MID4PMB, MID4PES

Special conditions Students must have secured a clinical hospital placement.

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Bendigo, 2014, Week 30-43, Distance Education

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJacqueline McGregor

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 30 - 43
One 50.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"50 hours of seminar classes for the study period"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
One 2,500-word written assignment.50
One 2-hour examination.40
One clinical assessment (equiv to 1,000 words).Hurdle requirement.10

Melbourne, 2014, Week 30-43, Distance Education

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJacqueline McGregor

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 30 - 43
One 50.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"50 hours of seminar classes for the study period"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
One 2,500-word written assignment.50
One 2-hour examination.40
One clinical assessment (equiv to 1,000 words).Hurdle requirement.10