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 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
This unit is co-taught with 11303 Continuity Midwifery B and 11317 Continuity Midwifery B PG.
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).
Incompatible units11303 Continuity Midwifery B AND 11317 Continuity Midwifery B PG.
Assumed knowledgePrevious registration as a midwife with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||On-Campus||Mrs Kai Hodgkin|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||31 July 2023||On-Campus||Mrs Kai Hodgkin|
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). Supporting Women for Labour and Birth; a thoughtful guide. Routledge: UK.
Pairman, S., Tracy, S., Dahlen, H., Dixon, L. (2022). Midwifery Preparation for Practice (5th ed). Elsevier: Australia
Taylor, C., & White, S. (2000). Practising reflexivity in health and welfare. Open University Press: Buckingham
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.
Unlike other disciplines, the Work Integrated Learning (WIL) component of studying midwifery continues alongside the academic semester and this work can be complex, demanding and unpredictable. Therefore, students can use WIL as circumstances to apply for an extension to an assessment item's due date using the assignment extension form available from the Student Forms page and the Canvas site. Unit convenors can use their discretion to approve an extension of up to one week on these grounds and may check and audit Daisy documentation as evidence to support the extension.
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.
As per the UC Assessment Procedures, should supplementary assessment be required, an assessment task will be offered which is significantly different from the original task but comparable in terms of the learning outcomes being assessed. This may be in the form of an examination, written task, oral examination or scenario response.
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 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 200 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
This unit involves placement or internship and simulation
Students must adhere to University policy during WIL experiences, including the Student Conduct Rules 2018, the WIL Policy and WIL Procedure, and the Assessment Policy and Assessment Procedure. Failure to do so may result in a fail grade for the unit.
This unit has pre-placement requirements (e.g. Working with Vulnerable People registration, immunisations, recording of relevant details in InPlace etc), which must be completed prior to commencement of your placement, internship or simulation; refer to Placement Requirements
Contact your unit convener if you have any concerns with meeting the requirements of this unit.
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, shares the lead carer role for each woman, whileever that is appropriate for the woman.
Students must follow all guidelines as per the Midwifery Practice Handbook.
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, Course Convenor, are Midwifery Team 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.