COMPLEX NEEDS IN MATERNITY CARE

MID4CNM

2020

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject students will consolidate all prior learning and have the opportunity to extend their knowledge and skill through application of further psychosocial complexities impacting on maternity care . In collaboration with the multidisciplinary team and in partnership with the woman, the student will build on previous experiences to develop more autonomous skills and knowledge in the provision of safe and effective care required for women with psychosocial. Students will be encouraged to manage care for women, think critically, respond effectively to situations involving these women and learn when to consult and refer appropriately

SchoolSchool of Nursing & Midwifery

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorSharon Mumford

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 course codes: HZNMD, HZNMDB and must have passed: MID4AEM

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Provide safe and effective midwifery care to the woman and her family with minimal supervision in readiness to practice as a novice midwife on completion of the subject/course.

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 6 weeks (240 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.
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)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Evaluate the relationship between psychosocial and physical complexities of pregnancy and their impact on 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(240hrs) in a maternity setting
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,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,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Critically appraise evidence and plan and implement maternity care according to evidence based practice.

Activities:
Clinical Project - 4000 wds (major assessment for unit) based on a relevant clinical issue of interest for the student. The project will involve a literature review, development of methodology, implementation of audit, presentation of results, conclusion and discussion. Face to face lectures with discussion Small group work/tutorial based activities, DVD's E-learning modules with web-based activities Clinical practicum (240hrs) in a maternity setting
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,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)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Demonstrate comprehensive therapeutic communication through collaborations with women, the multidisciplinary team, community agencies and support networks.

Activities:
Clinical practicum (240hrs) in a maternity setting Small group work/tutorial based activities Clinical project (5000 wds) Clinical assessment - undertaken by clinical facilitators while on placement Written clinical reflections
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,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2020, Week 31-45, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFiona Faulks

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 33
Three 4.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 33 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 45
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 45 and delivered via online.

Placement - Off Site Week: 34 - 45
One 240.0 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend from week 34 to week 45 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2000 words formative written report50 01, 02, 03, 04
2000 words summative written report 50 01, 02, 03, 04
Clinical placement (3500 word equivalent)Hurdle requirement. It is essential to complete a minimum of 240 hours clinical placement in a birthing environment, all remaining clinical skills from the MCAT. Students must have completed all ANMAC requirements for registration as a midwife. 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2020, Week 31-45, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSharon Mumford

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 33
One 4.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 33 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 45
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week during the day from week 31 to week 45 and delivered via online.

Placement - Off Site Week: 34 - 45
One 240.0 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend from week 34 to week 45 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2000 words formative written report50 01, 02, 03, 04
2000 words summative written report 50 01, 02, 03, 04
Clinical placement (3500 word equivalent)Hurdle requirement. It is essential to complete a minimum of 240 hours clinical placement in a birthing environment, all remaining clinical skills from the MCAT. Students must have completed all ANMAC requirements for registration as a midwife. 01, 02, 03, 04