Perform new course search

Search Filter

Growing a Family (7942.2)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1, 4
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Midwifery


    Unit Outlines

    To view your Unit Outline, click View to log in to MyUC and access this information, or visit your unit's online teaching site.

    • Semester 1, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (176140) - View
    • Semester 1, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (163866) - View
    • Semester 1, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (153671) - View
    • Semester 1, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (145640) - View

    If a link to your Unit Outline is not displayed, please check back later. Unit Outlines are generally published by Week One of the relevant teaching period.


    This unit is designed to assist students to form working relationships with women in the early parenting phase to encourage the highest achievable levels of perinatal physical and psychosocial health. Students will gain knowledge and skills to assist women and their partners and support people to integrate their new babies into the family and the community. Students will reflect on ways to encourage women and their families to recognise their right, and to accept their responsibility, to participate fully in their health care.

    Learning Outcomes

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

    1. Demonstrate the ability to analyse, understand and apply theory and research to practice with well women and babies and families in the postnatal period;

    2. Demonstrate an understanding, from a midwifery perspective, of the complexities of mothering and being a family and how midwifery can contribute to healthy parenting; and

    3. Demonstrate skills for working with women and their babies in the postnatal time.

    Assessment Items

    Contact Hours

    Up to 3 hours per week consisting of seminars, workshops and flexible learning.





    Assumed Knowledge


    Incompatible Units


    Equivalent Units


    Print this page
    Why choose UC

    Perform new course search

    Search Filter

    Frequently Asked Questions