MIDWIFERY FUNDAMENTALS, PREGNANCY AND BIRTH

NSM4MID

2021

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of midwifery practice in the antenatal and intrapartum periods. Using a primary health care philosophy, students will develop skills and attributes for providing woman-centred care during pregnancy, labour and birth based on contemporary evidence based guidelines. The focus of this subject will be on women experiencing a normal pregnancy, labour and birth. Students will build on their knowledge of human anatomy, physiology and psychosocial concepts to cultivate the ability to provide safe and effective midwifery care. This subject enables students to further develop reflective practice, critical thinking and clinical decision making skills, via a flexible model, with relevant face-to-face lectures and workshops and supported by clinical practicum.

SchoolNursing and Midwifery

Credit points30

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 (HGMW - Graduate Diploma in Midwifery, BU or HGMWB - Graduate Diploma in Midwifery, BE)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsStudents must have a secured clinical hospital placement.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Midwifery Preparation for Practice (Books 1 & 2)

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

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

Year2019

Edition/Volume4th ed

PublisherElsevier

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Myles Textbook for Midwives

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorMarshall, J & Raynor, M

YearN/A

Edition/Volume16th ed

PublisherEDINBURGH: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Physiology in childbearing

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorRankin.J

Year2017

Edition/Volume4th ed

PublisherElsevier

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

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 required180 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. Support and educate women in partnership throughout pregnancy and labour.
02. Provide safe and effective midwifery care to women during pregnancy, birth and labour.
03. Plan and communicate midwifery care with women, their families and colleagues, respecting individual rights and responsibilities.
04. Identify deviations from normal pregnancy, labour and birth processes.
05. Critically evaluate and apply available evidence to inform best practice in midwifery.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Week 06-26, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHeather Grimes

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 8 - 8
Two 3.00 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 8 to week 8 and delivered via face-to-face.
Schedule on Thursday and Friday of week 8, with 2 groups running concurrently. Each student should have their 2 classes scheduled on the same day (one morning, one afternoon).

LectureWeek: 6 - 6
Four 3.00 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 6 to week 6 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 6 - 26
One 180.00 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 6 to week 26 and delivered via face-to-face.

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 17 - 17
One 3.00 hours scheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 17 to week 17 and delivered via online.
Online lecture

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 6 - 26
Thirty nine 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 6 to week 26 and delivered via online.
Students will access online modules via LMS

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

3,000 word written assessment using specified media (3,000 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

One 3-hour written examination (equiv to 3000 words).

N/ACentral examIndividualNo40 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Online quizzes (equiv 2000 words)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Clinical assessment
Hurdle requirement. Commencement of six continuity of care experiences and completion of 8 Midwifery Clinical Assessment Tools at the end of semester one .

N/AOtherIndividualYes0 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Week 06-26, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorStefanie Zugna

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 8 - 8
Two 3.00 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 8 to week 8 and delivered via face-to-face.
Schedule on Thursday and Friday of week 8, with 2 groups running concurrently. Each student should have their 2 classes scheduled on the same day (one morning, one afternoon).

LectureWeek: 6 - 6
Four 3.00 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 6 to week 6 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 6 - 26
One 180.00 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 6 to week 26 and delivered via face-to-face.

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 17 - 17
One 3.00 hours scheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 17 to week 17 and delivered via online.
Online lecture

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 6 - 26
Thirty nine 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 6 to week 26 and delivered via online.
Students will access online modules via LMS

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

3,000 word written assessment using specified media (3,000 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

One 3-hour written examination (equiv to 3000 words).

N/ACentral examIndividualNo40 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Online quizzes (equiv 2000 words)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Clinical assessment
Hurdle requirement. Commencement of six continuity of care experiences and completion of 8 Midwifery Clinical Assessment Tools at the end of semester one .

N/AOtherIndividualYes0 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4