COMMON COMPLEXITIES IN MATERNITY CARE

MID3CCM

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

You will build on the foundation knowledge and skills pregnancy, birth & postnatal care with women with common childbearing complexities. You will extend your knowledge of human anatomy, physiology, normal pregnancy, labour & birth & puerperium by examining the physiological cause & consequences of most common childbearing complexities including diabetes, medical co-morbidities, blood group incompatibilities and post term pregnancy. Basic fetal development is explored, and the factors that can interrupt fetal development. Using contemporary evidence-based guidelines, students will develop the skills & knowledge to provide safe and effective care to women experiencing common complexities. Studies incorporate safe competent care of the childbearing journey & the benefits of continuity of care for women experiencing complexities. The scope of practice of the midwife is covered. Clinical skills used in the provision of care to women experiencing common complexities will be consolidated.

SchoolNursing and Midwifery

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSharon Mumford

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesMID2CLB AND MID2PCN
Students must be admitted in one of the following courses: HZNMD, HZNMDB

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

Career Ready

Career-focusedYes

Work-based learningYes

Self sourced or Uni sourced
Uni Sourced

Entire subject or partial subjectPartial subject

Total hours/days required120 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. Demonstrate comprehensive, safe and effective midwifery care to the woman according to the scope of practice of the midwife.
02. Apply knowledge of the physiology of common complexities in pregnancy and their impact to facilitate maternal and fetal health and wellbeing throughout the spectrum of maternity care
03. Demonstrate effective communication and teamwork with the interdisciplinary team care for women with complexities of childbearing
04. Appraise and critique the evidence for the management of common complexities in childbearing

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSharon Mumford

Class requirements

Lecture/SeminarWeek: 30 - 42
Three 4.00 h lecture/seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture/SeminarWeek: 30 - 42
One 3.00 h lecture/seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 30 - 42
One 120.00 h placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 42
One 6.00 h unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.
Students will complete 6-hours of online learning modules.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Clinical placement (2,000-words equivalent). Hurdle requirement. It is essential to complete a minimum of 120 hours clinical placement in a maternity care environment, and a minimum of 2 clinical skills from the MCAT.

N/AOtherIndividualYes0 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 2,000-word report

N/AReportIndividualNo65 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 30-minute online quiz (500-words equivalent)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo35 SILO2, SILO4

Bendigo, 2021, Week 30-50, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHelen Nightingale

Class requirements

Lecture/SeminarWeek: 30 - 50
One 3.00 h lecture/seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 50 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture/SeminarWeek: 30 - 50
Three 4.00 h lecture/seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 50 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 30 - 50
One 120.00 h placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 50 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 50
One 6.00 h unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 50 and delivered via online.
Students will complete 6-hours of online learning modules.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Clinical placement (2,000-words equivalent). Hurdle requirement. It is essential to complete a minimum of 120 hours clinical placement in a maternity care environment, and a minimum of 2 clinical skills from the MCAT.

N/AOtherIndividualYes0 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 2,000-word report

N/AReportIndividualNo65 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 30-minute online quiz (500-words equivalent)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo35 SILO2, SILO4