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Continuity Midwifery B (7949.2)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced 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 continues to utilise midwifery, medical, pharmacological and other theory and research to assist students to develop midwifery competence in supporting women during pregnancy, labour and early parenting. Students will build on capabilities developed in Continuity Midwifery A with an emphasis on well and complex processes in midwifery continuity relationships.

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 midwifery for women, their babies and families;

2. Show by their theoretical and practical work evidence of competence as midwifery practitioners in undertaking midwifery work in both community and hospital settings, from the women's first booking-in visits through to their postnatal discharge visits;

3. Demonstrate satisfactory achievement of the Bachelor of Midwifery minimum requirements; and

4. Demonstrate satisfactory achievement of the ANMC National Competency Standards for the Midwife.

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Contact Hours

Up to 6 hours per week consisting of seminars, workshops and flexible learning. This learning is supported by students undertaking supervised continuity work with 10 women (for an average of 250 hours) and a capstone block of rostered practice in hospital maternity units (96 hours).


7941 With Woman, With Child; 7942 Growing a Family; 7943 The Work of Birth; 7944 Sharing Knowledge in Midwifery; 7945 Women in Pregnancy and Beyond; 7946 Women in Labour and Beyond; 7947 After Birth: Complexity in Early Parenting; 7948 Continuity Midwifery A; 7950 Midwifery Possibilities.



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