FOUNDATIONS IN PREGNANCY CARE

MID1FPC

2019

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-ordinatorSharon Mumford

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be admitted in one of the following course codes: HZNMD or HZNMDB

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject has been designed to be taken in conjunction with NSG1INA. Students should enrol in NSG1INA and MID1FPC in the same year. Any alterations from this course plan are to be discussed with your course coordinator for approval.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsMyles textbook for MidwivesPrescribedMarshall, J & Raynor, M (Eds). 2014 (16th edition)Churchill-Livingstone
ReadingsPhysiology in ChildbearingRecommendedRankin, J. (Ed.) 2017 (4th edition)Elsevier

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Provide safe and effective midwifery care of women during normal pregnancy under supervision

Activities:
Small group work / tutorial based activities using scenarios, media articles, scientific journals, E-learning modules with web-based activities. Lab based skills sessions, clinical placement and written reflection of clinical placement.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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

Activities:
Face to face lectures. Small group work / tutorial based activities, AV resources E-learning modules with web-based activities.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Explain the normal physiological adaptations that support pregnancy

Activities:
Face to face lectures. Small group work / tutorial based activities, AV resources Students will undertake a group enquiries.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)

04. Explain the components of antenatal care and education for women experiencing a normal pregnancy

Activities:
Face to face lectures. 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.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
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)

05. Apply 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. Written assessment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
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)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2019, Week 10-51, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMelissa Deacon-Crouch

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.
"Alternate weeks with 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: 48 - 51
One 80.0 hours placement - off site other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 48 to week 51 and delivered via face-to-face.
"May be scheduled from November (2017) to February (2018) and placement may be scheduled during day or night and on weekend"

Laboratory Class Week: 39 - 42
Two 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 39 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Week 39 and Week 42 on same week as workshops"

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 11 - 43
One 15.0 hours unscheduled 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: 12 - 43
Twelve 1.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 12 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Alternate weeks with lectures Workshops held fortnightly"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1 hour written examination (1000 words equivalent)35 02, 03, 04
2,000 words written reportPart A # 250 word formative submission Part B # 1750 word summative submission 65 04, 05
Clinical Placement (1500 word equivalent)Hurdle requirement. It is essential to complete a minimum of 80 hours clinical placement in an antenatal environment, and a minimum of 2 antenatal clinical skills from the MCAT to meet basic skills requirement for practice. 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Clinical Compliance DocumentationHurdle Assessment

Melbourne, 2019, Week 10-51, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSharon Mumford

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.
"Alternate weeks with 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: 48 - 51
One 80.0 hours placement - off site other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 48 to week 51 and delivered via face-to-face.
"May be scheduled from November (2019) to February (2020) and placement may be scheduled during day or night and on weekend"

Laboratory Class Week: 39 - 42
Two 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 39 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Week 39 and Week 42 on same week as workshops"

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 11 - 43
One 15.0 hours unscheduled 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: 12 - 43
Twelve 1.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 12 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Alternate weeks with lectures Workshops held fortnightly"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1 hour written examination (1000 words equivalent)35 02, 03, 04
2,000 words written reportPart A # 250 word formative submission Part B # 1750 word summative submission 65 04, 05
Clinical Placement (1500 word equivalent)Hurdle requirement. It is essential to complete a minimum of 80 hours clinical placement in an antenatal environment, and a minimum of 2 antenatal clinical skills from the MCAT to meet basic skills requirement for practice. 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Clinical Compliance DocumentationHurdle Assessment