MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH PRACTICE

NSM4MCH

2021

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject, you will use your professional knowledge of children and families to plan and implement safe and effective care for families with young children in the community. You will undertake clinical practice in community-based maternal and child health and education settings. This subject enables you to assess the health and development of children and maternal wellbeing, using appropriate screening and assessment tools. You will build on past learning to develop advanced critical thinking and problem-solving skills and develop personal learning goals. The subject is delivered via a flexible online mode which may include on-campus or online workshops, online learning modules and clinical practicum in maternal and child health settings.

SchoolNursing and Midwifery

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorCatina Adams

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 the following course: HGCFCN

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

Pediatric physical examination

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorDuderstadt, K. G.

Year2018

Edition/Volume3rd ed

PublisherElsevier

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionAlso available as an E-book

Source locationN/A

PEDS eLearning Foundation (Course 1)

Resource TypeWeb resource

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorN/A

YearN/A

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherSubsidised for MCH students. Approx cost is $55

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLhttps://www.rch.org.au/ccch/training-dev/PEDS_training/

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Documentation Standards for Maternal and Child Health Nurses in Victoria

Resource TypeOther resource

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorVAMCHN (ANMF) & VMCHCG VAMCHN.

Year2016

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherVAMCHN 2016. $10

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLhttp://www.vamchn.org.au/

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

From Birth to Five years: Children's Developmental Progress

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorSharma, A. and Cockerill, H.

Year2014

Edition/Volume4th Ed

PublisherRoutledge

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Competency Standards for the Victorian Maternal and Child Health Nurse

Resource TypeOther resource

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorVAMCHN Order

Year2009

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherVAMCHN 2009 Included in membership for students, or $15

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLhttp://www.vamchn.org.au/

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

From birth to five years: Practical developmental examination

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorSharma, A. & Cockerill, H.

Year2014

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherRoutledge

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionAlso available as an E-book

Source locationN/A

PEDS Brief Administration and Scoring Guide

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorGlascoe, F. P. & CCCH

YearN/A

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherAvailable free from CCCH

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLhttp://www.rch.org.au/ccch/peds/materials/

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedYes

Work-based learningYes

Self sourced or Uni sourcedSelf Sourced

Entire subject or partial subjectPartial subject

Total hours/days required140 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. Undertake comprehensive infant, child and maternal assessments in maternal and child health settings and appropriately document findings
02. Using prescribed tools, accurately assess the health and development of children under 5 years.
03. Develop evidence-based early childhood health and development interventions for the maternal and child health context.
04. Engage in reflective practice as a beginner practitioner to identify personal goals and areas for improvement in maternal and child health clinical practice
05. Tailor professional communication to communicate appropriately across diverse maternal and child health situations

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Week 06-24, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCatina Adams

Class requirements

Problem Based LearningWeek: 6 - 24
Twelve 1.00 hour problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 6 to week 24 and delivered via online.
Contribution to online forums (1 hour per week for each of 12 modules)

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 10 - 24
One 130.00 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 24 and delivered via face-to-face.
130 hours off-site clinical placement preferably at least 2 days per week for 9 weeks in consultation with placement agencies.

SeminarWeek: 6 - 24
One 24.00 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 6 to week 24 and delivered via face-to-face.
1 X 3-day workshop (24 hours)

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 6 - 24
Four 1.50 hour scheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 6 to week 24 and delivered via online.
4x1.5-hour online virtual classroom via ZOOM

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 6 - 24
One 5.00 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 6 to week 24 and delivered via online.
5 hours per week of flexible online student directed learning modules, via LMS (12 modules).

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Online test - equivalent to 1500 words. Multiple choice and/or short answer quiz

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo15 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Oral case presentation equivalent to 2000 words. Non-complex case presentation, incorporating written exercise and/or oral presentation, or other specified media

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

2500-word equivalent clinical assessment and reflections, Includes completion of clinical hours and reflection on clinical practicum .Students must pass the clinical practicum to pass the subject.

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Written essay 3000 words Essay demonstrating theoretical knowledge and research skills

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Contribution to online discussion forum (1000 words) Contribution to online discussion forums

N/AOtherIndividualNo5 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5