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Women in Labour and Beyond (7946.2)

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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    Syllabus

    Using a woman centred approach, this unit uses midwifery, medical, pharmacological and other theory and research to develop students' midwifery knowledge and skills to assist women who are experiencing complications during labour and immediately after. Students will integrate their knowledge of well processes with a developing knowledge and understanding of the needs of women and their babies with complex needs during the birthing process. This unit is designed to assist students form useful midwifery relationships with women in labour and while giving birth when they require extra midwifery and medical input.

    Learning Outcomes

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

    1. Apply an understanding of midwifery, medical, pharmacological and other theory to the provision of midwifery for ill or 'at risk' women in labour and after giving birth, and/or for ill or 'at risk' babies;

    2. Demonstrate an understanding of the elements of complex verbal, non-verbal and written interpersonal communication between midwives and childbearing women, their families, and other health professionals;

    3. Show evidence of their developing ability to form midwifery relationships with women in pregnancy, labour and beyond, including with women and babies who are well and those with health complexities; and

    4. Achieve a satisfactory practice level.

    Assessment Items

    Contact Hours

    Up to nine hours a week consisting of seminars, workshops and Web-enhanced learning. This learning is supported both by midwifery work with women, in a 3 day per week supervised clinical placement in a hospital maternity unit/maternal and child health setting and by up to 50 hours of 'follow through' experiences.

    Prerequisites

    7945 Women in Pregnancy and Beyond.

    Corequisites

    7947 After Birth: Complexity in Early Parenting.

    Assumed Knowledge

    None.

    Equivalent Units

    None.



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