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Women in Pregnancy and Beyond (7945.2)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 9
HECS Bands: 1, 4
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Midwifery


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    Using a woman centred approach this unit will use midwifery, medical, pharmacological and other theory to develop students' knowledge and skills of complexity. Students will integrate their knowledge of well processes with developing understandings of the needs of pregnant women and their babies in complex situations. 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 input.

    Learning Outcomes

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

    1. Demonstrate an understanding of midwifery, medical, pharmacological and other theory as it applies to the provision of care for ill or at risk pregnant women and/or for ill or 'at risk' unborn babies;

    2. Demonstrate an understanding of the elements of complex verbal, non-verbal and written interpersonal communication 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; and

    4. Achieve a satisfactory practice level.

    Assessment Items

    Contact Hours

    Up to 9 hours a week consisting of seminars, workshops and flexible learning. This learning is supported by midwifery work with women and their babies in 310 hours of supervised practice placements in maternity units and community settings.


    7943 The Work of Birth AND 7944 Sharing Knowledge in Midwifery.



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