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.
SchoolSchool of Nursing & Midwifery
Subject Co-ordinatorCatina Adams
Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG
Prerequisites Must be admitted in the following course: HGCFCN
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Pediatric physical examination (3rd ed)||Prescribed||Duderstadt, K. G. (2018)||Elsevier|
|Readings||From birth to five years: Practical developmental examination||Prescribed||Sharma, A. & Cockerill, H. (2014)||Routledge|
|Discipline Specific||Competency Standards for the Victorian Maternal and Child Health Nurse||Prescribed||VAMCHN Order from http://www.vamchn.org.au/||VAMCHN 2009 Included in membership for students, or $15|
|Discipline Specific||Documentation Standards for Maternal and Child Health Nurses in Victoria||Prescribed||VAMCHN (ANMF) & VMCHCG VAMCHN. Order from http://www.vamchn.org.au/||VAMCHN 2016. $10|
|Technologies||PEDS eLearning Foundation (Course 1)||Prescribed||Enrol online at https://www.rch.org.au/ccch/training-dev/PEDS_training/||Subsidised for MCH students. Approx cost is $55|
|Readings||PEDS Brief Administration and Scoring Guide||Prescribed||Glascoe, F. P. & CCCH||Available free from http://www.rch.org.au/ccch/peds/materials/|
|Readings||From Birth to Five years: Children's Developmental Progress||Recommended||Sharma, A. and Cockerill, H. (2014)||4th Ed, Routledge|
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Undertake comprehensive neonatal assessments in maternal and child health settings and appropriately document findings
- Clinical practicum
02. Using prescribed tools, accurately assess the health and development of children under 5 years.
- Online activity; Clinical practicum
03. Develop evidence-based early childhood health and development interventions for the maternal and child health context.
- Online activity; Clinical practicum; oral presentation
04. Engage in reflective practice as an independent work at beginner practitioner to identify personal goals and areas for improvement in maternal and child health clinical practice
- Online learning activity; written exercise; clinical practicum
05. Tailor professional communication to communicate appropriately across diverse maternal and child health situations
- Clinical practicum; spoken exercise
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Melbourne, 2020, Week 06-24, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCatina Adams
Unscheduled Online Class
One 5.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 06 to week 17 and delivered via online.
"4 hours per week of flexible online student directed learning modules, via LMS (12 modules)."
One 24.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 06 to week 23 and delivered via face-to-face.
"1 X 3-day workshop (21 hours) and 1 3-hour tutorial "
Scheduled Online Class
Four 1.5 hours scheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 06 to week 23 and delivered via online.
"4x1.5-hour online virtual classroom via ZOOM"
Placement - Off Site
Eighteen 1.0 days 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."
Problem Based Learning
Twelve 1.0 hours 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)"
|Online test - equivalent to 1500 words||Multiple choice and/or short answer quiz||15||03, 04, 05|
|Oral case presentation equivalent to 2000 words||Complex case presentation, incorporating written exercise and oral presentation, or other specified media||20||01, 02, 03, 04, 05|
|2500-word equivalent clinical assessment and reflections||Includes completion of clinical hours and reflection on clinical practicum .Students must pass the clinical practicum to pass the subject.||30||01, 02, 03, 04, 05|
|Written essay 3000 words||Essay demonstrating theoretical knowledge and research skills||30||03, 04, 05|
|Contribution to online discussion forum (1000 words)||Contribution to online discussion forums||5||03, 04, 05|