COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE IN MIDWIFERY

NSM4CPM

2020

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject, you will focus on complex scenarios in maternity care that require an ability to plan, implement and evaluate a multifaceted maternity situations. This subject enables you to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills, clinical proficiency in midwifery and effective communication skills for ethically oriented professional practice. You will be able to make high level independent judgements; plan, implement and evaluate practice and function effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team. The subject is delivered via a blended learning approach, comprising face-to-face teaching, workshops and online learning modules via LMS. This is supported by clinical practicum in the maternity setting.

SchoolSchool of Nursing & Midwifery

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorRebecca Hyde

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in HGMID or HGMIDB and passed NSM4MFA OR Must be admitted in HGMW or HGMWB and have passed NSM4MFP.

Co-requisites NSM4NSN

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students must have a secured clinical hospital placement.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsMyles Textbook for Midwives (16th ed.).RecommendedMarshall, J., & Raynor, M. (2014)Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone
ReadingsPhysiology in childbearing (4th ed.).RecommendedRankin, J. (2017)Elsevier
ReadingsMidwifery Preparation for Practice (Books 1 & 2) (4th ed.).PrescribedPairman, S, Tracey, S, Dahlen, H, & Dixon, L (2019)Elsevier

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Make accurate assessments and develop reasonable and justifiable inferences in complex scenarios.

Activities:
Online activity; Clinical practicum in specialty setting.

02. Apply midwifery knowledge, skills and/or equipment/technology to complex scenarios to the depth and breadth required of a beginning midwife.

Activities:
Online activity; Clinical practicum in specialty setting.

03. Make informed, independent judgements and develop plans in response to complex scenarios, based on your review and analysis of relevant and substantial information.

Activities:
Online activity; Clinical practicum in specialty setting.

04. Critically analyse current knowledge and processes in midwifery in order to inform your practice in complex situations.

Activities:
Online learning activity; written exercise; clinical practicum in specialty practice.

05. Communicate effectively and sensitively with colleagues, women and the public in a variety of professional & social contexts

Activities:
Clinical practicum in specialty practice.

06. Perform effective independent work and work as an influential team member in a variety of situations within midwifery in accordance with the ethical standards of the profession.

Activities:
Clinical practicum in specialty practice.

07. Critically evaluate and apply available evidence to inform best practice in midwifery care.

Activities:
Online learning activity; written exercise; clinical practicum in specialty practice.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2020, Week 30-44, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHelen Nightingale

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 38 - 38
Two 3.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 38 to week 38 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture/Workshop Week: 30 - 31
Four 3.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory Class Week: 38 - 38
One 3.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 38 to week 38 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 30 - 44
Thirteen 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 44 and delivered via online.

Laboratory Class Week: 31 - 31
One 3.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off Site Week: 30 - 44
One 180.0 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend from week 30 to week 44 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1,000 word reflective activity10 01, 02, 03, 04, 07
1 x 4000 word equivalent case study assignment using specified media50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
One 3hr examination (3000 word equivalent)Hurdle. Students must achieve 50% overall to pass the subject 40 01, 02, 03, 04, 07
Clinical assessment (1500 word equivalent)Hurdle requirement - students must complete at least 8 Clinical Assessment Tools (CAT) for midwifery students related to complex midwifery care. 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07

Melbourne, 2020, Week 30-44, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRebecca Hyde

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 38 - 38
Three 5.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 38 to week 38 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture/Workshop Week: 30 - 31
One 3.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory Class Week: 31 - 31
Two 3.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Only one class to be scheduled at any time due to availability of equipment"

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 30 - 44
Thirteen 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 44 and delivered via online.

Placement - Off Site Week: 30 - 44
One 180.0 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend from week 30 to week 44 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1,000 word reflective activity10 01, 02, 03, 04, 07
1 x 4000 word equivalent case study assignment using specified media50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
One 3hr examination (3000 word equivalent)Hurdle. Students must achieve 50% overall to pass the subject 40 01, 02, 03, 04, 07
Clinical assessment (1500 word equivalent)Hurdle requirement - students must complete at least 8 Clinical Assessment Tools (CAT) for midwifery students related to complex midwifery care. 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07