Continuity Midwifery B G (11306.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.25||6||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Midwifery||Graduate Level|| Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the integration of midwifery, medical, pharmacological and other theory as it applies to the provision of midwifery care for women and their babies;
2. Show by their theoretical and practical work, evidence of competence in midwifery work in both community and hospital settings, across the continuum of care;
3. Demonstrate satisfactory achievement of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council standards for re-entry to midwifery practice;
4. Assumes leadership of the provision of care under the supervision of a midwife;
5. Demonstrate satisfactory achievement of the NMBA National Competency Standards for the Midwife; and
6. Reflect on their renewed midwifery practice to identify and respond to learning needs.
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
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
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
Prerequisites11305 Continuity Midwifery A G.
CorequisitesMust be enrolled in HLC001 Graduate Certificate in Midwifery (Re-entry).
Assumed knowledgePrevious registration as a midwife with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||02 August 2021||On-Campus||Ms Rebekah Bowman|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||On-Campus||Ms Rebekah Bowman|
Jordan, S. (2010). Pharmacology for midwives: The evidence base for safe practice (2nd Ed) Basingstoke: Palgrave. RG 528.J67.2010
Leap, N. & Hunter, B. (2016). Supportig Women for Labour and Birth; a thoughtful guide. Routledge:UK.
Pairman, S., Tracy, S., Dahlen, D., Dixon, L. (2019). Midwifery, preparation for practice (4th ed.). Elsevier: Sydney
There will also be other set and/or suggested readings associated with the weekly topics, provided through e-reserve as required. In addition, you are encouraged to access up to date information from appropriate journals such as:
British Journal of Midwifery
Evidenced Based Midwifery
Health Care for Women International
Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health
MIDIRS Midwifery Digest
New Zealand College of Midwives Journal
The Practicing Midwife
Women and Birth
These and other journals are available through the UC Library and the ACT Health Library
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Student responsibility in regard to assessment
If there is any doubt about the requirements of a particular assessment or assessment procedure, please see the Unit Convenor who is here to help you. The onus for clarifying assessment issues rests with the student. All assessments must be submitted to pass the unit and students must achieve an overall mark of 50% to pass the unit. All pass/fail assessment items must be passed to pass the unit. Back up your assignment as you write. You must keep a copy of your assignments.
General guidelines for a written paper:
Presentation: The paper should be word-processed, with 1.5 line spacing on a single side of A4 paper. Each A4 page should have a 2.5 cm margin on all sides. Pages should be numbered.
Structure: Academic writing style must be maintained throughout the assessments. There are many texts available about organising and presenting papers in the library and bookshop.
Clarity and Expression: Concepts should be discussed clearly and concisely. Assessments must demonstrate correct grammatical expression and spelling. Poor grammar obscures meaning. It is very useful to ask someone else to proof read your submission to eliminate errors.
Referencing requirements: Students must use the APA method of referencing throughout their assessments. The following useful resource on referencing is available at: https://canberra.libguides.com/c.php?g=599301&p=4148716
Returning Assessments and Feedback to students: Assessments will be returned electronically via the unit's CANVAS site with feedback attached.
Attendance at classes is compulsory in this course, as per the Midwifery Re-Entry curriculum approved by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (https://www.anmac.org.au/sites/default/files/documents/Re_entry_to_the_Register_Midwife_Accreditation_Standards_2016.pdf) Due to our complex lives, 3 seminar absences in the period from the beginning of planned classes until the end of the semester, will be accepted. However, these absences are tolerated based on the expectation that students will seek out information on content and processes which they have missed. If students regularly miss timetabled seminars a 500 word synopsis about their learning on the topic/s of any missed sessions may be required to be submitted.
Required IT skills
The Client Services Division provides campus IT networks for the University, including computers and networked information resources for student use. For students needing help with basic IT skills, training courses are offered by the Client Services Division and some Faculty Resource Centres to help students start using the University online services. For more information please contact the Helpdesk on 6201 5500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Library is also an excellent resource for IT skills related to information searching.
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 Midwifery Re-Entry course are also suitable for this unit.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Midwifery Practice Requirements
Students are required to continue to undertake midwifery practice in continuity of care experiences model this semester, and undertake 26 weeks of rostered practice, 2 days per week across antenatal, postnatal and birthing - at the discretion of Canberra Health Services. This is to occur between May and October as per the employment model with Centenary Hospital for Women and Children (CHWC). For further information re this model please consult with CHWC and the University of Canberra Practice Co-ordinators. Over the course of the year, students need to work in continuity with 4 women, so while the number of women in Semester 2 is difficult to mandate, students will need to have completed work with 4 women to complete this Unit. Based on being ‘paired up' with named childbearing women, students for each woman will aim to:
- conduct under supervision her first antenatal visit (often called the Booking Visit or Preadmission visit).
- conduct at least 4 other antenatal visits
- be on call for and attend the woman's labour
- conduct under supervision at least 3 postnatal visits (1 of which can be time spend working with the woman immediately after the ‘4th stage' of labour)
There are variations of course between women and between experiences, so each ‘continuity experience' will be slightly different. For the purposes of this semester's requirements, it is very important that the student, under direct supervision, is the lead carer for each woman, while ever that is appropriate for the woman.
We understand that circumstances beyond the student's control sometimes change both women's and students' plans, therefore the minimum for each student having worked with 4 women in ‘completed' continuity experiences this year is a total of 4 1st visits, 16 other antenatal visits, attendance at a minimum of 3 of those women's births and 12 postnatal visits. (This includes continuity work undertaken in the previous unit Continuity Midwifery A because it is difficult to divide women's experiences of childbearing in to two neat semesters).
Please note: A continuity relationship must start with a 1st visit (booking in) unless the student has worked with a particular woman in a previous pregnancy. In this case, the student may negotiate to waive the 1st visit requirement with the Midwifery Practice Coordinator or the Unit Convenor. This requierment may be lifted if conditions due to COVID-19 make it difficult to achieve.
Please note: Progress toward achieving the ‘midwifery minimum practice requirements' comes from working in continuity of care with women and rostered practice. All ‘midwifery minimum practice requirements' as outlined in ANMAC's accreditation standards (https://www.anmac.org.au/sites/default/files/documents/Re_entry_to_the_Register_Midwife_Accreditation_Standards_2016.pdf) must be completed and documented in order to compete Continuity Midwifery B, and graduate from the course.
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, Rebekah Bowman, and the Course Convenor, Sally Muggleton, 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.
Announcements: Announcements made at seminars are deemed to be made to the whole group. Important announcements will be repeated on the unit website. Please check the ‘Continuity Midwifery B' website at: http://learnonline.canberra.edu.au/ and your e-mail for messages at least weekly.
The Midwifery Practice Room (10A02) and the Midwifery Simulation room next door is available for students for private study, group work and practising skills / tasks when not in use for timetables classes. Please be mindful of COVID-19 physical distancing requriements, with limits listed on each door.
- 11303 Continuity Midwifery B AND 11317 Continuity Midwifery B PG.