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
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 - 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
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
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|
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