MIDWIFERY IN PRACTICE

NSM4MIP

2019

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this clinically focused subject you will develop skills in the provision of midwifery care across the childbirth continuum. This subject enables you to develop clinical proficiency in midwifery and effective communication skills for woman-centred professional practice. This will be achieved through introductory workshops, online discussion forums and engagement in your clinical practice including Continuity of Care Experiences (CoCE). NSM4MIP extends across the duration of the course concluding when all the clinical requirements and competency prescribed by AHPRA for registration as a midwife are complete. You will be required to reflect on your experiences of working with women engaged in CoCE and complete all components of the Midwifery Practice Portfolio.


SchoolSchool of Nursing & Midwifery

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorStefanie Zugna

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

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

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in one of the following courses: HGMW, HGMWB - Graduate Diploma in Midwifery.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students must have secured a clinical hospital placement This subject has been designed to be taken alongside NSM4MID and NSM4MFP, NSM4CPM, NSM4NSN, NSM4IPH

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
Discipline SpecificMidwifery practice portfolioPrescribedLa Trobe University 2019La Trobe University
ReadingsNational Midwifery Guidelines for consultation and referral (3rd Ed)RecommendedAustralian College of Midwives 2013Australian College of Midwives

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Communicate effectively and sensitively with other health professionals, women and families in a variety of professional and social contexts.

Activities:
Face-to-face workshops; Online E-learning modules; Role play will be used to enhancedevelopment of professional woman-centred communication; Students will follow the care of women throughout the childbirth experience to gain skills in building professional relationships; Students will be integrated on clinical placement, within an antenatal, intrapartum, postnatal and community maternity care setting.

02. Practice within the scope of practice of a midwife and collaboratively work with other appropriate health professionals to deliver high quality services.

Activities:
Students will work alongside mentoring midwives providing care to women and will work toward completing clinical requirements; Students will be integrated on clinical placement, within an antenatal, intrapartum, postnatal and community maternity care setting.

03. Assess, plan, implement, and evaluate safe and effective woman-centred care.

Activities:
Students will work alongside mentoring midwives providing care to women and will work toward completing clinical requirements; Students will be integrated on clinical placement within an antenatal, intrapartum, postnatal and community maternity care setting.

04. Reflect on and evaluate their own practice to guide professional development that will enhance midwifery care

Activities:
Online E-learning modules will focus on development and application of reflective practice skills; Students will be expected to submit written reflections of clinical placement.

05. Plan and deliver care in partnership with women, ensuring midwifery continuity of care

Activities:
Students will follow the care of women throughout the childbirth experience to gain skills in building professional relationships; Students will work alongside mentoring midwives providing care to women and will work toward completing clinical requirements; Students will be integrated on clinical placement, within an antenatal, intrapartum, postnatal and community maternity care setting.

06. Practice with accountability and professional responsibility according to the policies, guidelines and documentation requirements governing legal and professional standards.

Activities:
Students will work alongside mentoring midwives providing care to women and will work toward completing clinical requirements; students will be integrated on clinical placement within an antenatal, intrapartum, postnatal and community maternity care setting.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2019, Week 05-50, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorStefanie Zugna

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 07 - 07
One 3.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 07 to week 07 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Classes will be delivered in block mode"

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 05 - 50
Two 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 05 to week 50 and delivered via online.
"Students will access online modules via LMS"

Placement - Off Site Week: 09 - 24
One 295.0 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 09 to week 24 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Reflections on continuity of care experiences (CoCEs) (10 x 200 words) (2000 word equivalent)Hurdle requirement Ungraded, as per professional registration requirements20 01, 02, 03, 04
Completion of the Clinical assessment tool,clinical competencies and course hours (3000 word equiv)Hurdle requirement Ungraded, as per professional registration requirements30 01, 02, 03, 05, 06
Documented completion of 10 CoCEs (10 x 500 words) (5000 word equivalent)Hurdle requirement Ungraded, as per professional registration requirements50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

Melbourne, 2019, Week 05-50, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorStefanie Zugna

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 06 - 06
One 1.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 06 to week 06 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Classes will be delivered in block mode"

Lecture/Workshop Week: 15 - 15
One 1.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 15 to week 15 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Classes will be delivered in block mode"

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 05 - 50
Two 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 05 to week 50 and delivered via online.
"Students will access online modules via LMS"

Placement - Off Site Week: 05 - 50
One 295.0 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 05 to week 50 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture/Workshop Week: 30 - 30
One 1.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 30 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Classes will be delivered in block mode"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Reflections on continuity of care experiences (CoCEs) (10 x 200 words) (2000 word equivalent)Hurdle requirement Ungraded, as per professional registration requirements20 01, 02, 03, 04
Completion of the Clinical assessment tool,clinical competencies and course hours (3000 word equiv)Hurdle requirement Ungraded, as per professional registration requirements30 01, 02, 03, 05, 06
Documented completion of 10 CoCEs (10 x 500 words) (5000 word equivalent)Hurdle requirement Ungraded, as per professional registration requirements50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06