Perinatal Mental Health (11301.1)
|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 the mental health issues experienced by women during pregnancy and in the first year after birth;
2. Critically evaluate the major approaches related to the assessment, care and treatment of women with perinatal mental health concerns;
3. Examine the effects on the family of alterations in women's psychological health; and
4. Identify support services and/or referral pathways for women who require specialist care.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
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Prerequisites11335 Growing a Family.
Corequisites11334 The Work of Birth.
Equivalent units8680 Perinatal Mental Health.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Winter Term||30 May 2022||On-Campus||Dr Sally De-Vitry Smith|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Winter Term||30 May 2023||On-Campus||Dr Marjorie Atchan|
Raynor, M., & England, C. (2010). Psychology for midwives: Pregnancy, Childbirth and Puerperium. New York: Open University Press.
Additional suggested reading/resources:
Spry, E., Wilson, C., Middleton, M., Moreno-Betancur, M., Doyle, L., Howard, L., Hannan, A., Wlodek, M., Cheong, J., Hines, L., Coffey, C., Brown, S., Olsson, C., & Patton, G. (2020). Parental mental health before and during pregnancy and offspring birth outcomes: A 20-year preconception cohort of maternal and paternal exposure. EClinicalMedicine, 27, 100564–100564.
You are encouraged to access up to date information from journals including, but not limited to the following:
- Archives of Women's Mental Health
- British Journal of Midwifery
- Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology
- The Practicing Midwife
- Women and Birth
This is a 3 credit point unit and will require a workload of approximately 150 hours.
Inclusion and engagement
Please let your Unit convenor know if you need further assistance.
Attendance at classes is compulsory in this course, as per the Bachelor of Midwifery curriculum approved by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (2018). Because we understand students may be absent for some sessions the expectation is for students to review online recordings and any content they have missed. If students regularly miss timetabled classes a 500-word synopsis about their learning on the topic/s of any missed sessions may be required to be submitted.
Required IT skills
This unit involves online meetings in real time using the Virtual Room in your UCLearn teaching site if you are unable to attend in person. 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
Work placement, internships or practicums