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Women in Pregnancy and Beyond PG (11308.1)

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

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Syllabus

Using a woman-centred approach this unit draws on midwifery, medical, pharmacological and other theory and research to develop and consolidate students' midwifery knowledge and skills to assist women who are experiencing complexity during pregnancy. This unit is designed to assist students form useful midwifery relationships with women during pregnancy when they require extra midwifery and medical care. Students will undertake work in maternity and community settings to develop midwifery relationships with pregnant women when they and/or their unborn babies require extra midwifery and medical care.

This unit will be co-taught with 11295 Women in Pregnancy and Beyond.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Reflexively apply an in-depth understanding of midwifery, medical, pharmacological and other theory to the provision of care for pregnant women and/or unborn babies experiencing complexity;

2. Demonstrate a high level of skill and judgement in applying the complex verbal, non-verbal and written interpersonal communication skills required between midwives and childbearing women and their families, and other health professionals;

3. Show evidence of their developing ability to form working relationships with women across the spectrum of pregnancy, labour, birth and the early parenting time;

4. Achieve a satisfactory practice level as evidenced by successful completion of the Progress to Competency document; and

5. Critique and disseminate good quality evidence on complexities women may experience in pregnancy.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Six hours of seminars, workshops and flexible learning flexible per week and 296 hours practicum.

Prerequisites

None.

Corequisites

11307 With Woman With Child PG AND Enrolment in HLM001 Master of Midwifery Practice.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Incompatible Units

11295 Woman in Pregnancy and Beyond.

Equivalent Units

None.


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