MIDWIFERY CARE IN LABOUR AND BIRTH

MID2CLB

2015

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject, students will be introduced to the normal birth process. Using a primary health care philosophy, students will develop attributes and skills for providing woman-centred midwifery care during labour and birth. Using contemporary evidenced based guidelines this subject provides the opportunity for students to develop assessment skills and an understanding of the progress of labour. Students will build on the development of therapeutic relationships and work in partnership with women and their families to support them in the normal birth process. The students will further develop their knowledge of anatomy and physiology and psychological concepts. The learning approach used will enable students to develop reflective, evidence based practice within the scope of practice of a midwife.

SchoolSchool of Nursing & Midwifery

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorMichelle Newton

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites MID1FPC and NSG1NAM

Co-requisites NSG2ANA and NSG2HPA

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. On successful completion of this subject the student is expected to be able to: Support and educate women throughout the labour and birth continuum in partnership with her.

Activities:
Face to face lectures (with lectopia) Small group work/ tutorial based activities Students will be on clinical placement for 4 weeks (160 hours) within a maternity care setting where labour and birth care is provided, following the completion of the teaching period of the subject. Students will work alongside mentoring midwives providing labour and birth care to women. They will consolidate their learning and work toward supported practice in the provision of care in the birthing environment. Students will be expected to submit written reflection of their clinical placement. These reflections are to be critical and function as a learning tool as a means of analysing practice as a midwife.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

02. Plan and communicate midwifery care with the woman, her family, and a mentoring midwife.

Activities:
Students will be on clinical placement for 4 weeks (160 hours) within a maternity care setting where labour and birth care is provided, following the completion of the teaching period of the subject. Students will work alongside mentoring midwives providing labour and birth care to women. It is expected students will work toward completing clinical requirements, such as caring for a woman in labour, witnessing births and conducting a birth. They will consolidate their learning and work toward supported practice in the provision of care in the birthing environment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Communication (Communication)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)

03. Provide safe and effective assessment and care to the woman during labour and birth within the scope of practice of a midwife.

Activities:
Face to face lectures (with lectopia) Small group work/ tutorial based activities Laboratory based simulations of essential skills required in the labour and birth setting, such as vaginal examinations and the management of birth Students will be on clinical placement for 4 weeks (160 hours) within a maternity care setting where labour and birth care is provided, following the completion of the teaching period of the subject. Students will work alongside mentoring midwives providing labour and birth care to women. It is expected students will work toward completing clinical requirements, such as caring for a woman in labour, witnessing births and conducting a birth. They will consolidate their learning and work toward supported practice in the provision of care in the birthing environmen
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Writing (Writing)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Communication (Communication)

04. Recognise and describe deviations from the normal labour and birth process.

Activities:
Face to face lectures (with lectopia) Laboratory based simulations of essential skills required in the labour and birth setting, such as vaginal examinations and the management of birth Enquiry based learning activities using scenarios that incorporate a range of media, paper based documents, contemporary guidelines and role play. E- learning modules with interactive web based activities.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

05. Use reflective and evidenced based practice to inform their midwifery care.

Activities:
E-learning modules with interactive activities exploring content such as care of the woman labouring in water and the ethical responsibilities of the midwife . Through enquiry based learning students will explore evidenced based guidelines that underpin labour and birth care. Assessment activities will address the use of these guidelines in practice.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichelle Newton

Class requirements

Evidence Based Learning Week: 10 - 22
One 12.0 hours evidence based learning per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 13
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 13 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 14
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 14 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off Site Week: 10 - 22
One 160.0 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 13
One 3.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 13 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Clinical assessment (wile on 160-hour clinical placement and equivalent to 2,000-words)Hurdle Requirement: Students will be assessed using the Victoria Standardised Clinical Assessment Tool for Midwifery Students25 05, 04, 03, 02, 01
One 2,000-word formative case studyStudents will use an EBL approach to follow the care of a woman during labour and birth25 01, 03, 04, 05, 02
One 2,000-word summative case studyUsing an EBL approach students will complete a comprehensive assessment of the care of a woman during labour and birth25 05, 04, 03, 02, 01
One 2-hour exam25 05, 04, 03, 02, 01