Sharing Contemporary Knowledge in Midwifery (11300.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Midwifery||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced 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. Discuss and compare different ways of knowing;
2. Evaluate the different purposes, features and applications of common research methods;
3. Critically appraise information and evidence related to contemporary midwifery practice;
4. Formulate research questions that will extend the midwifery knowledge base; and
5. Demonstrate high quality communication skills including the appropriate use of technology in midwifery work.
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
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
Prerequisites11334 The Work of Birth.
- 7944 Sharing Knowledge of Midwifery.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||08 February 2021||On-Campus||Dr Marjorie Atchan|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||07 February 2022||On-Campus||Mrs Kai Hodgkin|
There are no prescribed texts for this unit. There will be a list of weekly readings on the Canvas site.
Useful articles and books inlcude:
Borrelli, S. (2014). What is a good midwife? Insights from the literature. Midwifery, 30(1), 3-10.
Burns, E., Schmied, V., Fenwick, J & Sheehan, A. (2012). Liquid gold from the milk bar: constructions of breastmilk and breastfeeding women in the language and practices of midwives. Social Science & Medicine, 75(10), 1737-1745.
Davis-Floyd, R & Davis, E. (1996). Intuition as authoritative knowledge in midwifery and homebirth. Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 10(2), 237-269
Davies, D. & Walker, K. (2010). Re-discovering the material body in midwifery through an exploration of theories of embodiment. Midwifery, 26(4), 457-462.
Fahy, K. (2007). An Australian history of the subordination of midwifery. WOMBI, 20(1), 25-29.
Fahy, K. (2008). Evidence-based midwifery and power/knowledge WOMBI, 21(1), 1-2.
Goldberg, L. (2002). Rethinking the birthing body: Cartesian dualism and perinatal nursing. JAN, 37(5), 446-451
Hunter, B. (2001). Emotion work in midwifery: a review of current knowledge. JAN, 34(4), 436-444.
Ketler, S. (2000). Knowledge and the undercurrents of shared experience in two childbirth education courses in Cagliari, Italy. Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 14(2), 138-158
Khine, M. & Hayes, B. (2010). Investigating women's ways of knowing: an exploratory study in the UAE. Issues in Educational Research, 20(2), 105-107
Nelms, T., & Lane, E. (1999). Women's ways of knowing in nursing and critical thinking. Journal of Professional Thinking, 15(3), 179-186.
Ordway, M. (2008). Synthesizing breastfeeding research: A commentary of the use of Women's Ways of Knowing. JHL, 24(2), 135-138.
Pembroke, N. & Pembroke, J. (2008). The spirituality of presence in midwifery care. Midwifery, 24(3), 321-327.
Simkin, P. (2012). Roundtable discussion: the language of birth. Birth, 39(2), 156-164.
Wagner, M. (2001). Fish can't see water: the need to humanize birth. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics, S25-S37
Walsh, D. (2009). Embodiment: a crucial concept for midwives. BJM, 17(5), 278-278
Walsh, D. (2010). Childbirth embodiment: problematic aspects of current understandings. Blackwell Publishing, Oxford.
Useful journals available through the UC Library and ACT Health Library include:
British Journal of Midwifery
Evidenced Based Midwifery
Health Care for Women International
Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health
New Zealand College of Midwives Journal
The Practising Midwife
Women and Birth
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
Presentation: 1.5 line spacing for written assignments
Referencing requirements: Students must use APA method of referencing throughout their assignments.
The following useful resource on referencing is available at: http://www.canberra.edu.au/library/research-gateway/research_help/referencing-guides
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.
Attendance at classes is compulsory in this course, as per the Bachelor of Midwifery curriculum approved by ANMAC in 2018. Students who do not submit to these attendance requirements may be required to submit work in lieu of missed classes or not pass the unit.
Required IT skills
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 things can be sorted out quickly and easily if we know. We will also help with more complex issues.
Please check the announcements posted on both Midwifery Central and the unit Canvas site regularly.
The Midwifery Practice Room (10A02) is available for students for private study, group work and practicing skills/tasks when it is not in use for timetabled classes.