POSTNATAL CARE OF THE NEW FAMILY

MID2PCN

2021

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

Students will focus on caring for the mother and baby after childbirth. This will include a variety of normal and complex physiological and psychological adaptations occurring for new mothers during the first 28 days following the birth. The subject will also focus on the normal newborn, and will include some consideration of newborns with more complex issues such as borderline prematurity; pain management; and hypoglycaemia. Students will learn about the role of the midwife in providing postnatal care, including infant feeding, promotion and establishment of breastfeeding and the provision of information, choices and support to empower the woman and her family during this period. Issues relating to parents who lose their baby will also be examined and students will build on their interpersonal skills when examining concepts of attachment, grief and loss. Reflective, evidence-informed practice, clinical decision making skills and a professional attitude will be used and developed.

SchoolNursing and Midwifery

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorCharlie Smithson

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 Students must be enrolled in one of the following course codes: HZNMD or HZNMDB and must have passed: MID2CLB

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Myles Textbook for Midwives

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorFraser DM, and Cooper MA.

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PublisherChurchill-Livingstone

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Essential Midwifery Practice: Postnatal Care

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorByrom S, Edwards G, Bick D.

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PublisherWiley-Blackwell

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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. Apply knowledge of the physiology of the puerperium to perform a comprehensive assessment, and provide safe and effective midwifery care to the woman during the postnatal period according to the scope of practice of the midwife.
02. Apply knowledge of the physiology of the newborn to perform a comprehensive assessment, and provide safe and effective midwifery care to the newborn baby during the postnatal period according to the scope of practice of the midwife
03. Provide contemporary best practice information, assistance and advice to the woman on nutrition needs and feeding of her infant
04. Apply best practice evidence to support and educate mothers and families during the postnatal period

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Week 30-46, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCharlie Smithson

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 31 - 33
Two 5.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 33 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 31 - 33
Three 4.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 33 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 35 - 46
One 160.00 h placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 35 to week 46 and delivered via face-to-face.
Placement may be scheduled throughout the semester and may include days, evenings and weekends

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 46
Ten 1.00 h unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 46 and delivered via online.
10 hours of e-learning modules

WorkShopWeek: 31 - 33
One 3.00 h workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 33 and delivered via face-to-face.
Workshop should be scheduled as the second last class.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Clinical Placement (2500 word equivalent) Hurdle requirement. It is essential to complete a minimum of 160 hours clinical placement in a postnatal environment, and a minimum of 2 postnatal clinical skills from the MCAT.N/AN/AN/AYesnull SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One 1,500-word written assignmentN/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO4
One 2,000-word written assignmentN/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4
One 2-hour multiple choice, short answer examinationN/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Bendigo, 2021, Week 31-51, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHelen Nightingale

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 31 - 35
Three 4.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 35 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 31 - 35
Two 5.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 35 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 36 - 51
One 160.00 h placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 36 to week 51 and delivered via face-to-face.
Placement may be scheduled throughout the semester and may include days, evenings and weekends

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 51
Ten 1.00 h unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 51 and delivered via online.
10 hours of e-learning modules

WorkShopWeek: 34 - 35
One 3.00 h workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 34 to week 35 and delivered via face-to-face.
Workshop should be scheduled as the second last class overall.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Clinical Placement (2500 word equivalent) Hurdle requirement. It is essential to complete a minimum of 160 hours clinical placement in a postnatal environment, and a minimum of 2 postnatal clinical skills from the MCAT.N/AN/AN/AYesnull SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One 1,500-word written assignmentN/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO4
One 2,000-word written assignmentN/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4
One 2-hour multiple choice, short answer examinationN/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3