MIDWIFERY CARE IN LABOUR AND BIRTH

MID2CLB

2021

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.

SchoolNursing and Midwifery

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorHelen Nightingale

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

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 or NSG1NMA)

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 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.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedYes

Work-based learningYes

Self sourced or Uni sourced
Uni Sourced

Entire subject or partial subjectPartial subject

Total hours/days required160 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. Practice safe and effective woman centred care during labour and birth within the scope of practice of a midwife.
02. Identify deviations from the normal labour and birth process.
03. Identify and apply evidence based practice to inform midwifery care.
04. Plan and implement midwifery care with the woman, her family and a mentoring midwife

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Week 04-30, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSharon Mumford

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 10 - 13
Four 2.00 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 13 and delivered via face-to-face.
Lab to follow workshop each week

Laboratory ClassWeek: 14 - 14
One 2.00 hours laboratory class per study period on weekends during the day from week 14 to week 14 and delivered via face-to-face.
This lab class must be scheduled only one group at a time to allow access to birth simulation mannequin for simulation purposes

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 18 - 30
One 160.00 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 18 to week 30 and delivered via face-to-face.
Placement may be scheduled during day or night and on weekend

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 13 - 13
One 1.00 hour scheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 13 to week 13 and delivered via online.
Online workshop

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 10
One 2.00 hours scheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 10 and delivered via online.
Introduction lecture

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 4 - 30
Nineteen 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 4 to week 30 and delivered via online.
Asynchronous lectures and online learning activities

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 13
Four 2.00 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 13 and delivered via face-to-face.
Workshop in week 10 to be after Scheduled Online Class

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% 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.

N/AOtherIndividualYes0 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 1,000-word formative written assignment

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo20 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 2,000-word summative written assignment

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 2-hour exam

N/ACentral examIndividualNo40 SILO2, SILO4

Bendigo, 2021, Week 07-28, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHelen Nightingale

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 10 - 10
One 2.00 hours laboratory class per study period on weekends during the day from week 10 to week 10 and delivered via face-to-face.
This lab class must be scheduled to allow access to birth simulation mannequin for simulation purposes

Laboratory ClassWeek: 7 - 10
Four 2.00 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 7 to week 10 and delivered via face-to-face.
Lab to follow workshop each week

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 11 - 26
One 160.00 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 11 to week 26 and delivered via face-to-face.
Placement may be scheduled during day or night and on weekend

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 10
One 1.00 hour scheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 10 and delivered via online.
Online workshop

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 7 - 7
One 2.00 hours scheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 7 to week 7 and delivered via online.
Orientation lecture

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 7 - 26
Nineteen 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 7 to week 26 and delivered via online.
Asynchronous lectures and online learning activities

WorkShopWeek: 7 - 10
Four 2.00 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 7 to week 10 and delivered via face-to-face.
Workshop in week 7 to be after Scheduled online class

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% 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.

N/AOtherIndividualYes0 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 1,000-word formative written assignment

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo20 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 2,000-word summative written assignment

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 2-hour exam

N/ACentral examIndividualNo40 SILO2, SILO4