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Continuity Midwifery A G (11305.1)

Level: Graduate Level
Credit Points: 6
HECS Bands: 1, 4
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Midwifery

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  • Semester 1, 2020, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (185736) - View

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Syllabus

In this unit the student will commence working towards regaining their competence as a midwife for re-entry into the midwifery workforce. Using a woman-centred, primary health care approach, the student will demonstrate an integrated understanding of comprehensive midwifery, medical, pharmacological and other theory and research to assist in the development of midwifery competence. The student will hone their knowledge of wellness as they move towards regaining competence as a midwife. The substantial practice component of this unit is designed to assist students to form useful midwifery relationships through the continuity of care model.

This unit is co-taught with 11299 Continuity Midwifery A and 11313 Continuity Midwifery A PG.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Reflexively apply a comprehensive and integrated understanding of midwifery, primary health, medical, pharmacological and other theory to the provision of midwifery care for women and their babies;

2. Demonstrate renewing competence in midwifery work in both community and hospital settings, across the continuum of care;

3. Demonstrate progress towards reassuming leadership of the provision of care under the supervision of a midwife;

4. Demonstrate progress towards achievement of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council standards for re-entry to midwifery practice;

5. Reflect on their renewing midwifery practice to identify and respond to learning needs; and

6. Demonstrate satisfactory progress towards achieving the NMBA Midwife standards for practice.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Six hours of on-campus interactive workshops, lectures and guest speakers per week.

Prerequisites

None.

Corequisites

Must be enrolled in HLC001 Graduate Certificate in Midwifery (Re-entry).

Assumed Knowledge

Previous registration as a midwife with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

Incompatible Units

11299 Continuity Midwifery A and 11313 Continuity Midwifery A PG.

Equivalent Units

None.


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