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The Work of Birth (7943.2)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 6
HECS Bands: 1, 4
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Midwifery


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    Using a woman centred primary health care approach, this unit will prepare students theoretically and practically to be 'with woman' during a woman's labour and the birth of her baby. Based on a view of childbearing as a normal life event, students will use midwifery and other theory to build a strong basis on which to form continuity relationships with women.

    Learning Outcomes

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

    1. Analyse and understand midwifery and other theory applicable to women and their babies during and after labour;

    2. Apply theories and research to practice with women in labour, while giving birth and immediately after;

    3. Show abilities in forming and maintaining midwifery relationships with women across the spectrum of pregnancy, labour and birth and the early parenting time, using a women-centred midwifery philosophy; and

    4. Achieve a satisfactory practice level.

    Assessment Items

    Contact Hours

    Up to 6 hours per week consisting of seminars, workshops and flexible learning underpinned by students undertaking midwifery work with 7 women under the supervision of a midwife for an average of 140 hours.


    With Woman With Child.


    Growing a Family.

    Assumed Knowledge


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