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-ordinatorMichelle Newton

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-ordinatorMichelle Newton

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 10 - 13
Four 2.00 h 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 h 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

LectureWeek: 10 - 13
Four 2.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 13 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 18 - 30
One 160.00 h 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

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 4 - 30
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 4 to week 30 and delivered via online.
Asynchronous

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 13
Four 3.00 h workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 13 and delivered via face-to-face.
Workshop to follow lecture each week

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/AN/AN/AYesnull SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One 1,000-word formative written assignmentN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One 2,000-word summative written assignmentN/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One 2-hour examN/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO2, SILO4

Bendigo, 2021, Week 07-28, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHelen Nightingale

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 7 - 10
Four 2.00 h 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

Laboratory ClassWeek: 10 - 10
One 2.00 h 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

LectureWeek: 7 - 10
Four 2.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 7 to week 10 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 11 - 26
One 160.00 h 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

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 7 - 28
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 7 to week 28 and delivered via online.
Asynchronous

WorkShopWeek: 7 - 10
Four 3.00 h workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 7 to week 10 and delivered via face-to-face.
Workshop to follow lecture each week

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/AN/AN/AYesnull SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One 1,000-word formative written assignmentN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One 2,000-word summative written assignmentN/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One 2-hour examN/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO2, SILO4