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Promoting Physiological Birth PG (9284.2)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Midwifery


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    • Semester 2, 2018, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (180326) - View

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    Increasing rates of caesarean section and other interventions in childbirth mean that we need to focus now more than ever on ways of promoting physiological birth. Maternity care is complex, involving a range of health care providers. This unit will explore the ways of promoting physiological birth.

    Learning Outcomes

    On completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Describe the physiology of childbirth;

    2. Critically explore the implications of global, national and local trends in childbirth (modes/management/intervention);

    3. Draw on and critically evaluate current literature to identify factors associated with the promotion of physiological childbirth;

    4. Discuss the importance of birth environment in the promotion of physiological birth;

    5. Identify and critically evaluate strategies for the promotion of physiological childbirth at the local level.

    Assessment Items

    Contact Hours

    3 hours





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