Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject focuses on the specific challenges of caring for obstetric patients. Students will develop an understanding of the pathophysiology relating to the commonly encountered health conditions of obstetric patients. Students will be required to search, analyse. develop and apply education and/or management plans for the diversity and complexities of the obstetric patient.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJames King

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

PrerequisitesPAR3IMM AND PAR3IPP


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

Career Ready


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. Analyse and describe the roles of the multidisciplinary healthcare team members involved in the management of a patient within the context of a obstetric clinical situation in both the out of hospital and in hospital settings
02. Construct and perform comprehensive assessment and management of patients with a broad range of obstetric conditions in a variety of simulated settings
03. Demonstrate a well-developed judgement and adaptability for a range of simple through to complex obstetric conditions and formulating and transmitting plans of action.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJames King

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 16 - 22
One 2.00 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 16 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Class will be broken into 2 lab groups 0900hrs-1200hrs and 1300hrs-1600hrs and held on the same day.

LectureWeek: 16 - 22
One 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 16 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 16
One 3.00 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 16 and delivered via online.
Students will study on online module during teaching weeks 10-16. Approximately 3hrs per week will be required, at students discretion.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Quizzes x 3 (1000 word equivalent)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo15 SILO2, SILO3

1 hour Written Examination (1,000-word equivalent)

N/AOther written examIndividualNo50 SILO2, SILO3

30 minute Individual Prac Exam- Oral exam & Obstetric Case Simulation (2,000-word equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3