COMPLEX BIRTH A

MID4CBA

2015

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject students will be assisted to recognise and manage situations that compromise the birth process and which have the potential to be harmful to the woman and the foetus/baby. Studies incorporate the provision of safe competent care during labour and birth whilst supporting the woman's choices and being an advocate for the woman. Developing an understanding of the boundaries of midwifery practice in a birth setting and knowing when to refer the woman to other health professionals as determined by the woman's need for care are explored. The subject also includes the management of situations such as emergency care, and birth options that may be considered as a result of the challenge to the normal birth process.

SchoolSchool of Nursing & Midwifery

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorMichelle Newton

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

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

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites MID1PRE and MID2NLB and MID2PNC and MID3NEO and MID3CPR

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjects MID41CBA

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsMyles textbook for midwivesPrescribedFraser, D M and Cooper, M A 2009,ELSEVIER, UK
ReadingsPhysiology in childbearingRecommendedStables, D & Rankin, J 2010BAILLERE TINDALL, EDINBURGH

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critique the birthing support processes used in practice to determine best practice in a given situation

Activities:
Exam On-line discussions
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Use reflective, evidence informed practice and clinical decision making skills to plan midwifery care for a woman experiencing a complex labour and birth

Activities:
Clinical placement
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Provide safe and effective midwifery care to the woman during complex labour and birth according to the scope of practice of the midwife

Activities:
Clinical placement
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Initiate and manage appropriate emergency care for a woman and her fetus until medical aid is available

Activities:
Exam Clinical placement On-line discussions On-line learning activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Further develop your professional midwifery identity while practicing as a beginning midwife

Activities:
Clinical placement
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Week 09-23, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSarah Hay

Class requirements

Problem Based Learning Week: 09 - 22
One 4.0 hours problem based learning per study period from week 09 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Placement - Off Site Week: 10 - 22
One 20.0 days placement - off site per study period from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students will complete 160 hours (approximately 20 days) of clinical placement throughout the teaching period, usually in block mode over four weeks."

Lecture Week: 09 - 09
Four 6.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 09 to week 09 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Block mode"

Laboratory Class Week: 09 - 09
One 6.0 hours laboratory class other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 09 to week 09 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Block mode"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
contributions to two 750 word online discussionHurdle requirement: Students must pass all assessment items and clinical to obtain a pass in this subject.20 01, 02, 04
one 3,000 word assignmentHurdle requirement: Students must pass all assessment items and clinical to obtain a pass in this subject.40 01, 02, 05
one 3-hour written examinationHurdle requirement: Students must pass all assessment items and clinical to obtain a pass in this subject.40 01, 02, 03, 04