MIDWIFERY FUNDAMENTALS: POSTNATAL CARE

NSM4MFP

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will develop fundamental knowledge and skills required to care for women and their babies, to six weeks post-birth, in the midwifery care context. The subject includes a variety of normal and complex physiological, psychological and social adaptations occurring for new mothers and their families in the first six weeks postpartum. Students will learn about the role of the midwife in providing postnatal care, infant feeding, promotion and establishment of breastfeeding and the provision of education and support to empower women and their families during this period to make evidence based informed choices. This subject is delivered via a blended learning approach comprising of face to face teaching, workshops and online learning modules and is supported by clinical practicum.

SchoolNursing and Midwifery

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorCharlie Smithson

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

Co-requisitesNSM4MID

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsStudents must have secured a clinical hospital placement.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Myles textbook for Midwives

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorMarshall, J., & Raynor, M.

Year2014

Edition/Volume16th ed

PublisherEdinburgh: Churchill Livingstone

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Chapter/issueN/A

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Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Midwifery Preparation for Practice (Books 1 & 2)

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorPairman, S, Tracey, S, Dahlen, H, & Dixon, L

Year2019

Edition/Volume4th ed

PublisherElsevier

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Chapter/issueN/A

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Physiology in childbearing

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorRankin, J.

Year2017

Edition/Volume4th ed

PublisherElesvier: Balliere Tindall

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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. Plan individualised care in consideration of psychosocial diversity to achieve positive outcomes for women and their families during the postnatal period
02. Perform a comprehensive assessment, and provide safe and effective midwifery care to the woman and newborn during the postnatal period according to the scope of practice of the midwife.
03. Critically analyse, evaluate and apply current evidence, guidelines and processes in midwifery in order to inform practice in the postnatal setting
04. Provide contemporary best practice information, assistance and advice to the woman on nutrition needs and feeding of her infant

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2020, Week 06-24, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHeather Grimes

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 7 - 8
Six 3.00 h lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 7 to week 8 and delivered via face-to-face.
"18 hours of lectures or workshops delivered in the teaching period"

Lecture/Workshop Week: 17 - 17
Two 3.00 h lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 17 to week 17 and delivered via face-to-face.
"6 hours of lectures or workshops delivered in the teaching period"

Placement - Off Site Week: 9 - 24
One 90.00 h placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 9 to week 24 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 6 - 24
Eleven 2.00 h unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 6 to week 24 and delivered via online.
"Students will access online modules via LMS"

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 2000-word written assessmentN/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One group presentation using multimedia (1000 word equivalent) Group presentation- 10 minutes per studentN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One individual written submission of group presentation content (2000 word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Clinical assessment (equivalent to 1000 words) Hurdle Requirement: Students must complete at least 2 Clinical Assessment Tools (CAT) for midwifery students related to midwifery care in the postnatal setting.N/AN/AN/AYesnull SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Week 06-24, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCharlie Smithson

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 17 - 17
Four 3.00 h lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 17 to week 17 and delivered via face-to-face.
"12 hours of lectures or workshops delivered in the teaching period"

Lecture/Workshop Week: 6 - 8
Four 3.00 h lecture/workshop per study period on weekends during the day from week 6 to week 8 and delivered via face-to-face.
"12 hours of lectures or workshops delivered in the teaching period"

Placement - Off Site Week: 9 - 24
One 90.00 h placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 9 to week 24 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 6 - 24
Eleven 2.00 h unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 6 to week 24 and delivered via online.
"Students will access online modules via LMS"

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 2000-word written assessmentN/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One group presentation using multimedia (1000 word equivalent) Group presentation- 10 minutes per studentN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One individual written submission of group presentation content (2000 word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Clinical assessment (equivalent to 1000 words) Hurdle Requirement: Students must complete at least 2 Clinical Assessment Tools (CAT) for midwifery students related to midwifery care in the postnatal setting.N/AN/AN/AYesnull SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4