COMMON COMPLEXITIES IN MATERNITY CARE

MID3CCM

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students build on the foundation knowledge and skills pregnancy, birth & postnatal care with women with common childbearing complexities. Students extend knowledge of human anatomy, physiology, normal pregnancy, labour & birth & peurperium by examining the physiological cause & consequences of most common childbearing complexities including diabetes, medical co-morbidities, blood group incompatibilities and post term pregnancy. Basic fetal development is explored, and the factors that can interrupt fetal development. Using contemporary evidence-based guidelines, students will develop the skills & knowledge to provide safe and effective care to women experiencing common complexities. Studies incorporate safe competent care of the childbearing journey & the benefits of continuity of care for women experiencing complexities. The scope of practice of the midwife is covered. Clinical skills used in the provision of care to women experiencing common complexities will be consolidated.

SchoolSchool of Nursing & Midwifery

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSarah Hay

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites MID2PCN and MID2CLB

Co-requisitesN/A

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: Provide (under supervision) comprehensive, safe and effective midwifery care to the woman according to the scope of practice of the midwife while undertaking 120 hour clinical placement.

Activities:
Small group work / tutorial based activities using paper based scenarios, media articles, scientific journals. E-learning modules with web based activities. Students will be on a clinical placement for 3 weeks (120 hours) within a maternity care setting. During this time it is expected that they will work toward completing their clinical requirements, consolidate learning and work toward independent practice. Students will have the opportunity to extend their clinical practice with the application of theory and knowledge developed during the semester. Students will be expected to submit a written reflection of their placement. These reflections are to be critical and function as a learning tool as a means of analysing practice as a midwife.

02. Describe the physiology of common complexities in pregnancy and their impact on maternal and fetal health and wellbeing throughout the spectrum of maternity care

Activities:
Face to face lectures with discussion Small group work/tutorial based activities, DVD's E-learning modules with web-based activities Clinical practicum (120hrs) in a maternity setting

03. Recognise the specific role that the midwife should play in the multidisclipinary team in providing continuity of care for women with complexities of childbearing

Activities:
Written report (2000 wds - formative) discussing the role of the midwife in providing continuity of care for women experiencing one or more specific complexities in her childbearing journey. Face to face lectures with discussion Small group work/tutorial based activities, DVD's E-learning modules with web-based activities Clinical practicum in a maternity setting with a focus on continuity of care.

04. Analyse the evidence used in current contemporary guidelines for the management of common complexities in childbearing

Activities:
Written report (2000 wds - formative) discussing the role of the midwife in providing continuity of care for women experiencing one or more specific complexities in her childbearing journey. Face to face lectures with discussion Small group work/tutorial based activities, DVD's E-learning modules with web-based activities Clinical practicum in a maternity setting with a focus on continuity of care.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSarah Hay

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site Week: 31 - 43
One 120.0 hours placement - off site per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Scheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 6.0 hours scheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Students will complete 6-hours of online learning modules."

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 14.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"EBL learning"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Clinical assessments (while on 120-hours antenatal placement & equivalent to 1,500-words)Hurdle requirement: Students will be assessed using the Victorian Standardised Clinical Assessment Tool for Midwifery Students35 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2,000-word formative report50 02, 03, 04
One 30-minute multiple choice/short answer examination.Hurdle Requirement: Students must achieve a pass mark in the exam to pass this subject15 01, 02