Pharmacology and Diagnostics in Midwifery (11297.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Flexible
|| Bruce, Canberra
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Midwifery||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate theoretical and technical knowledge in the area of physiology, pharmacology and pharmacokinetics within the context of midwifery care;
2. Apply knowledge of evidence and safety frameworks to promote quality and safety in medication administration in the context of midwifery care; and
3. Interpret diagnostic testing and screening results and evaluate the implications for midwifery practice.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
Prerequisites11335 Growing a Family AND
11334 The Work of Birth or 11945 Knowing Birth Practices AND
10298 Foundations of Anatomy and Physiology or 6529 Systemic Anatomy and Physiology
CorequisitesEnrolment in HLB001 Bachelor of Midwifery.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Winter Term||30 May 2023||Flexible||Dr Maryam Bazargan|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||05 February 2024||Flexible||Dr Marjorie Atchan|
Bushell, M., Knights, K., Rowland, A., Darroch, S. & Hatje, E. (2022). Pharmacology for Health professionals (6th ed.), Elsevier.
Recommended text books:
Hale, T. W., & Krutsch, K. (2022). Hale's Medications & Mothers' Milk, A Manual of Lactational Pharmacology. (20th ed.). Springer Publishing.
Robson, E., & Waugh, J. (Eds). (2013). Medical Disorders in Pregnancy, A Manual for Midwives (2nd ed.), Wiley-Blackwell.
Pairman S., Tracey, S., Dahlen, H. & Dixon, L. (Eds) (2023). Midwifery: Preparation for Practice (5th ed.). Sydney: Elsevier Australia.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
For assessment number 3, there will be no submissions accepted after the agreed and approved due date.
There is no supplementary assessment
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
This is a 3 credit unit and will require approximately 150 hours of work.
Inclusion and engagement
Please let your Unit Convenor know if you require further assistance.
It is recommended students attend all classes.If a class cannot be attended students are expected to review the Canvas module and the online recording of the class.
Required IT skills
This unit involves face-to-face or online meetings in real time using the Virtual Room in your UCLearn teaching site. The Virtual Room allows you to communicate in real time with your lecturer and other students. To participate verbally, rather than just typing, you will need a microphone. For best audio quality we recommend a microphone and speaker headset. For more information and to test your computer, go to the Virtual Room in your UCLearn site and 'Join Course Room'. This will trigger a tutorial to help familiarise you with the functionality of the virtual room.
You do not have to purchase texts for this unit but as busy students who are also involved in midwifery practice, you may find it most useful to do so. Texts recommended for other units in the Bachelor of Midwifery course are also suitable for this unit.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Midwifery is a complex course because of both the theory and practice requirements, so please do not remain quiet if you are worried. The Unit Convenor and the Course Convenor are here to help you. We want you to become useful and connected midwives by learning in a supported environment, so please let us know if you feel quite challenged. Most issues can be sorted out quickly and easily if we know. We will also help with more complex problems.