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Growing a Family PG (11312.1)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1, 4
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Midwifery


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  • Semester 2, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (184812) - View

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This unit is designed to assist students form woman-centred relationships in the early parenting phase to encourage optimal postnatal physical and psychological health. Students will gain the necessary knowledge and skills to assist women, their partners and support people to integrate their new babies into the family and the community. Students will examine frameworks that encourage women and their families to recognise their right, and to accept their responsibility, to fully participate in their health care.

This unit is co-taught with 11335 Growing a Family.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Critically analyse, understand and apply theory and research in their work with well women, babies and families in order to contribute to healthy parenting;

2. Demonstrate an in-depth understanding, from a midwifery perspective, of the experience of mothering and being a family;

3. Evaluate the skills required for working with well women and their babies in the postnatal time; and

4. Apply the concept of salutogenesis to midwifery work with women in the postnatal period.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Three hours of seminars, workshops and flexible learning on-campus per week.




Enrolment in HLM001 Master of Midwifery Practice.

Assumed Knowledge


Incompatible Units

11335 Growing a Family.

Equivalent Units


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