MIDWIFERY CARE IN LABOUR AND BIRTH

MID2CLB

2019

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 Must be enrolled in one of the following course codes: HZNMD, HZNMDB and must have passed both subjects in: MID1FPC and NSG1NAM

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject has been designed to be taken in conjunction with NSG2ANA. Students should enrol in MID2CLB and NSG2ANA in the same semester. Any alterations from this course plan are to be discussed with your Course Coordinator for approval.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Practice safe and effective woman centred care during labour and birth within the scope of practice of a midwife.

Activities:
Face to face lectures. Small group work/ tutorial based activities Laboratory based simulations of essential skills, clinical placement

02. Identify deviations from the normal labour and birth process.

Activities:
Face to face lectures, workshops, laboratory based simulations, enquiry-based learning and role play. E- learning modules with interactive web based activities, clinical placement

03. Identify and apply evidence based practice to inform midwifery care.

Activities:
Face to face lectures, workshops, laboratory based simulations, enquiry-based learning and role play. E- learning modules with interactive web based activities, clinical placement, reflection and written assessment

04. Plan and implement midwifery care with the woman, her family and a mentoring midwife

Activities:
Clinical placement

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2019, Week 10-29, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHelen Nightingale

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 11
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 11 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Lab to follow workshop each week"

Laboratory Class Week: 12 - 12
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekends during the day from week 12 to week 12 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Simulation to follow workshop each week. This lab class must be scheduled to allow access to birth simulation mannequin for simulation purposes"

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

Lecture Week: 10 - 13
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 13 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.
"Workshop to follow lecture each week"

Placement - Off Site Week: 18 - 29
One 160.0 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 18 to week 29 and delivered via face-to-face.
"placement may be scheduled during day or night and on weekend"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Clinical Placement (2,500 words equivalent)Hurdle requirement. It is essential to complete a minimum of 160 hours clinical placement in a birthing environment, and a minimum of 2 intrapartum clinical skills from the MCAT. 01, 02, 03, 04
One 1,000-word formative written assignment20 02, 03, 04
One 2,000-word summative written assignment40 02, 03, 04
One 2-hour exam40 02, 04

Melbourne, 2019, Week 10-25, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichelle Newton

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 11
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 11 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Lab to follow workshop each week"

Laboratory Class Week: 12 - 12
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekends during the day from week 12 to week 12 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Simulation to follow workshop each week. This lab class must be scheduled to allow access to birth simulation mannequin for simulation purposes"

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

Lecture Week: 10 - 13
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 13 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.
"Workshop to follow lecture each week"

Placement - Off Site Week: 18 - 25
One 160.0 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 18 to week 25 and delivered via face-to-face.
"placement may be scheduled during day or night and on weekend"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Clinical Placement (2,500 words equivalent)Hurdle requirement. It is essential to complete a minimum of 160 hours clinical placement in a birthing environment, and a minimum of 2 intrapartum clinical skills from the MCAT. 01, 02, 03, 04
One 1,000-word formative written assignment20 02, 03, 04
One 2,000-word summative written assignment40 02, 03, 04
One 2-hour exam40 02, 04