MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH PRACTICE
Credit points: 30
In this subject, you will use your professional knowledge of children and families to plan and implement safe and effective care for families with young children in the community. You will undertake clinical practice in community-based maternal and child health and education settings. This subject enables you to assess the health and development of children and maternal wellbeing, using appropriate screening and assessment tools. You will build on past learning to develop advanced critical thinking and problem-solving skills and develop personal learning goals. The subject is delivered via a flexible online mode comprising on-campus seminars and workshops, online learning modules via LMS and online virtual classrooms.
SchoolNursing and Midwifery
Subject Co-ordinatorCatina Adams
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG
Available as ElectiveNo
Prerequisites Must be admitted in the following course: HGCFCN
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Pediatric physical examination
AuthorDuderstadt, K. G.
PEDS eLearning Foundation (Course 1)
Resource TypeWeb resource
PublisherSubsidised for MCH students. Approx cost is $55
Competency Standards for the Victorian Maternal and Child Health Nurse
Resource TypeOther resource
PublisherVAMCHN 2009 Included in membership for students, or $15
Documentation Standards for Maternal and Child Health Nurses in Victoria
Resource TypeOther resource
AuthorVAMCHN (ANMF) & VMCHCG VAMCHN.
PublisherVAMCHN 2016. $10
From birth to five years: Practical developmental examination
AuthorSharma, A. & Cockerill, H.
From Birth to Five years: Children's Developmental Progress
AuthorSharma, A. and Cockerill, H.
PEDS Brief Administration and Scoring Guide
AuthorGlascoe, F. P. & CCCH
PublisherAvailable free from
Self sourced or Uni sourcedSelf Sourced
Entire subject or partial subjectPartial subject
Total hours/days required140 hours
Location of WBL activity (region)Domestic - regional
Domestic - metro
WBL addtional requirementsN/A
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
Intended Learning Outcomes
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Week 06-26, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCatina Adams
Problem Based LearningWeek: 10 - 23
Twelve 1.00 hour problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 23 and delivered via online.
Contribution to online forums (1 hour per week for each of 12 modules)
Placement - Off SiteWeek: 10 - 23
Eighteen 1.00 day placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 23 and delivered via face-to-face.
140 hours off-site clinical placement preferably at least 2 days per week for 9 weeks in consultation with placement agencies.
SeminarWeek: 6 - 23
One 24.00 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 6 to week 23 and delivered via face-to-face.
1 X 3-day workshop (21 hours) and 1 3-hour tutorial
Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 6 - 23
Four 1.50 hour scheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 6 to week 23 and delivered via online.
4x1.5-hour online virtual classroom via ZOOM
Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 6 - 26
One 5.00 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 6 to week 26 and delivered via online.
4 hours per week of flexible online student directed learning modules, via LMS (12 modules).
Online test - equivalent to 1500 wordsMultiple choice and/or short answer quiz
|N/A||N/A||No||15||SILO3, SILO4, SILO5|
Oral case presentation equivalent to 2000 wordsComplex case presentation, incorporating written exercise and oral presentation, or other specified media
|N/A||N/A||No||20||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5|
2500-word equivalent clinical assessment and reflectionsIncludes completion of clinical hours and reflection on clinical practicum .Students must pass the clinical practicum to pass the subject.
|N/A||N/A||No||30||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5|
Written essay 3000 wordsEssay demonstrating theoretical knowledge and research skills
|N/A||N/A||No||30||SILO3, SILO4, SILO5|
Contribution to online discussion forum (1000 words)Contribution to online discussion forums
|N/A||N/A||No||5||SILO3, SILO4, SILO5|