FOUNDATIONS IN PREGNANCY CARE

MID1FPC

2021

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.

SchoolNursing and Midwifery

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSharon Mumford

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

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

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsThis 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.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Book 2 Midwifery: Preparation for practice

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorPairman, S., Tracy, S K., Dahlen, H G., & Dixon, L

Year2019

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherElsevier

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Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Myles textbook for Midwives

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorMarshall, J & Raynor, M.

Year2014

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherChurchill-Livingstone

ISBNN/A

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Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Physiology in Childbearing

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorRankin, J.

Year2017

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherElsevier

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Book 1 Midwifery: Preparation for practice

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorPairman, S., Tracy, S K., Dahlen, H G., & Dixon, L

Year2019

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherElsevier

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedYes

Work-based learningYes

Self sourced or Uni sourced
Uni Sourced

Entire subject or partial subjectPartial subject

Total hours/days required80 hours

Location of WBL activity (region)Domestic - regional
Domestic - metro

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Provide safe and effective midwifery care of women during normal pregnancy under supervision
02. Describe the key events in human reproduction, human pregnancy and fetal development
03. Explain the normal physiological adaptations that support pregnancy
04. Explain the components of antenatal care and education for women experiencing a normal pregnancy
05. Apply levels of evidence that support pregnancy care

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Week 10-51, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMelissa Deacon-Crouch

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 39 - 42
Two 2.00 h 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 following workshop

LectureWeek: 10 - 43
Twelve 1.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
Alternate weeks with workshops. Lectures held fortnightly commencing week 10, finishing week 21. Reset sequence from week 32 with lecture then to alternate with workshops again

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 46 - 51
One 80.00 h placement - off site other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 46 to week 51 and delivered via face-to-face.
Placement may be scheduled during day or night and on weekend

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 23 - 23
One 1.00 d 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

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 11 - 42
One 15.00 h unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 11 to week 42 and delivered via online.
e-learning modules

WorkShopWeek: 11 - 43
Ten 1.00 h workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
Alternate weeks with lectures Workshops held fortnightly

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
1 hour written examination (1000 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
2,000 words written report Part A 250 word formative submission Part B 1750 word summative submissionN/AN/AN/ANo65 SILO4, SILO5
Clinical Placement (1500 word equivalent) Hurdle requirement. It is essential to complete a minimum of 8 hours clinical placement in a midwifery environment and 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.N/AN/AN/AYesnull SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
Clinical Compliance Documentation Hurdle AssessmentN/AN/AN/AYesnull

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Week 10-51, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSharon Mumford

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 39 - 42
Two 2.00 h 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 following workshop

LectureWeek: 10 - 43
Twelve 1.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
Alternate weeks with workshops. Lectures held fortnightly commencing week 10, finishing week 21. Reset sequence from week 32 with lecture then to alternate with workshops again

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 46 - 51
One 80.00 h placement - off site other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 46 to week 51 and delivered via face-to-face.
Placement may be scheduled during day or night and on weekend

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 23 - 23
One 1.00 d 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

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 11 - 42
One 15.00 h unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 11 to week 42 and delivered via online.
e-learning modules

WorkShopWeek: 11 - 43
Ten 1.00 h workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
Alternate weeks with lectures Workshops held fortnightly

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
1 hour written examination (1000 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
2,000 words written report Part A 250 word formative submission Part B 1750 word summative submissionN/AN/AN/ANo65 SILO4, SILO5
Clinical Placement (1500 word equivalent) Hurdle requirement. It is essential to complete a minimum of 8 hours clinical placement in a midwifery environment and 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.N/AN/AN/AYesnull SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
Clinical Compliance Documentation Hurdle AssessmentN/AN/AN/AYesnull