FOUNDATIONS IN PREGNANCY CARE

MID1FPC

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will be introduced to the foundations of midwifery practice through an introduction to human reproduction, pregnancy, and the provision of antenatal care. Students are introduced to normal pregnancy, the maternal adaptations that occur to support pregnancy and fetal development. Using contemporary evidence-based guidelines, students will develop the skills and knowledge to provide safe and effective antenatal care to women experiencing a normal pregnancy, sharing information, offering choices and providing support to empower the woman and her family during pregnancy. The subject introduces students to the concepts of reflective, evidence-based practice and clinical decision-making to enable them to function in antenatal care provision. Clinical skills used in the provision of antenatal care will be introduced and students provided with the opportunity to consolidate under supervised clinical placement.

SchoolSchool of Nursing & Midwifery

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMichelle Newton

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisites NSG1INA

Incompatible subjects MID1PRE

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Provide (under supervision) safe and effective midwifery care to the woman during normal pregnancy according to the scope of practice of the midwife.

Activities:
Small group work / tutorial based activities using scenarios, media articles, scientific journals, E-learning modules with web-based activities. Lab based skills sessions where students will practice clinical skills required in the antenatal setting through simulation. Students undertake clinical placement for 2 weeks (80 hours) within a maternity care setting where antenatal care is provided after the teaching period of the subject is completed, working alongside midwives providing antenatal care to women experiencing a normal pregnancy. It is expected that they will work toward consolidated knowledge and skills through supported practice in the provision of antenatal care. Students will be expected to submit a written reflection of their placement which will introduce reflection as a m
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Writing (Writing)
Speaking (Speaking)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

02. State the key events in human reproduction, human pregnancy and fetal development

Activities:
Face to face lectures (with lectopia). Small group work / tutorial based activities, AV resources E-learning modules with web-based activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)

03. Describe the normal physiological adaptations that support pregnancy

Activities:
Face to face lectures (with lectopia). Small group work / tutorial based activities, AV resources Students will undertake a group enquiries, buidling on their understanding of the physiological adaptations to pregnancy and applying it to the provision of antenatal care.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Speaking (Speaking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

04. Describe normal fetal development and the supportive structures of pregnancy

Activities:
Face to face lectures (with lectopia). Small group work / tutorial based activities, AV resources E-learning modules with web-based activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

05. Describe the components of antenatal care and education for women experiencing a normal pregnancy

Activities:
Face to face lectures (with lectopia). Small group work / tutorial based activities using paper based scenarios, media articles, scientific journals and role play E-learning modules with web-based activities Lab based skills sessions where students will have the opportunity to simulate and practice clinical skills that will be required in the antenatal setting.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

06. Identify levels of evidence that support pregnancy care

Activities:
E-learning modules with web-based activities exploring content such as the scope of practice of the midwife, and models of care. Students will be introduced to midwifery theory and inquiry through exploration of evidence based guidelines that underpin antenatal care. Levels of evidence and concensus based guidelines will be introduced, and students provided with activities that will culminate in the submission of a 2000 word report on the components of antenatal care.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, All Year, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size80

Enrolment information Restrictions on availability of clinical placements Cap enrolement numbers into BNBM at 80

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichelle Newton

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 11 - 43
Twelve 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Altenate weeks to workshops. Lectures held fortnightly"

Placement - Off Site Week: 23 - 23
One 1.0 days placement - off site other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 23 to week 23 and delivered via face-to-face.
"8 hours observation may be scheduled during the day or night"

Placement - Off Site Week: 31 - 43
One 80.0 hours placement - off site other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"may be scheduled from November (2015) to February (2016) and placement may be scheduled during day or night and on weekends"

Practical Week: 39 - 42
Two 2.0 hours practical other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 39 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Running in week 39 and 42"

Scheduled Online Class Week: 11 - 43
One 5.0 hours scheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 11 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"e-learning modules"

WorkShop Week: 11 - 43
Ten 1.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Alternate weeks to lectures Workshops help fortnightly"

Scheduled Online Class Week: 11 - 43
One 5.0 hours scheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 11 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"e-learning modules"

Scheduled Online Class Week: 11 - 43
One 5.0 hours scheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 11 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"e-learning modules"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1 hour written examination25 02
2,000 words written report50 04, 05
Clinical assessments (equivalent to 1,000 words)Hurdle requirement25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06