INDIGENOUS PERINATAL HEALTH

NSM4IPH

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will reflect on aspects of your own cultural self-awareness to advance your knowledge and skills in providing effective and safe care to Indigenous Australian families in the maternity context. You will explore Australian Indigenous history, concepts related to traditional and contemporary Indigenous cultures, the rights of individuals and groups to self-determination, and consider how culturally safe midwifery practices can contribute to closing the gap in Indigenous health disadvantage. The skills gained in this subject will enable you to recognise how socio-cultural diversity may impact maternity outcomes equity and access. This subject is delivered via a blended learning approach comprising face-to face teaching, workshops and online modules.

SchoolNursing and Midwifery

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorStefanie Zugna

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

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

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in one of the following courses: HGMW, HGMWB - Graduate Diploma in Midwifery or HGCFCN - Graduate Diploma in Child, Family and Community Nursing or HMMW - Master of Midwifery

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

Learning resources

YATDJULIGIN Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nursing & Midwifery Care

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorOdette Best and Bronwyn Fredericks

Year2014

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherCambridge University Press

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

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URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Evaluate health inequality, the factors contributing to it, and ways to close the gap in birth outcomes between Indigenous and non-Indigenous mothers.
02. Engage in culturally appropriate communication to facilitate respectful therapeutic relationships, and support partnerships with Indigenous families, health professionals, organisations and communities.
03. Analyse interconnections between physical, social, historical, political and cultural factors and their impact on perinatal health outcomes by understanding Indigenous Australian concepts of health and healing.
04. Engage in personal and professional reflection of beliefs and attitudes in relation to working alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, babies and families.
05. Critically analyse cultural safety and its role in improving maternal health outcomes for Indigenous Australians and influencing midwifery practice.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Week 30-44, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorStefanie Zugna

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 30 - 31
Six 3.00 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.
2 classes per day (morning and afternoon with lunch break in between)

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 44
Ten 2.00 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.
Students will access online modules via LMS

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Online quizzes x 10 (2000 word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO2, SILO3, SILO5
Written assignment (3000 word equivalent) This will comprise 10% formative and 40% summative componentsN/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO3, SILO5
Reflective portfolio (1000 word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO2, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Week 30-44, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorStefanie Zugna

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 30 - 31
Six 3.00 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.
2 classes per day (morning and afternoon with lunch break in between)

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 44
Ten 2.00 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.
Students will access online modules via LMS

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Online quizzes x 10 (2000 word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO2, SILO3, SILO5
Written assignment (3000 word equivalent) This will comprise 10% formative and 40% summative componentsN/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO3, SILO5
Reflective portfolio (1000 word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO2, SILO4