With Woman With Child PG (11307.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| Bruce, Canberra
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Midwifery||Post Graduate Level|| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
This unit will be co-taught with 11333 With Woman With Child.
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Analyse, understand and apply theory and research to practice with well pregnant women, their unborn babies and their families;
2. Discuss the social and cultural influences women experience in pregnancy and the possible implications for midwifery work;
3. Show evidence of their ability to form working relationships with women who are 'with child' ; and
4. Evaluate and discuss the difference between nursing and midwifery philosophies and models of 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 - 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
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
CorequisitesEnrolment in HLM001 Master of Midwifery Practice.
Incompatible units11333 With Woman With Child.
Assumed knowledgeCurrently registered as a nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||06 February 2023||On-Campus||Dr Marjorie Atchan|
Pairman, S., Tracy, S., Dahlen, H. & Dixon, L. (Eds). (2022). Midwifery preparation for practice (5th ed.). Churchill Livingstone Elsevier.
Coad, J. Pedley, K., & Dunstall, M. (2020). Anatomy and physiology for midwives. (4th ed.). St Louis: Mosby
De-Vitry Smith, S. & Bayes, S. (2022). Skills for midwifery practice (Australia and New Zealand ed.). 2nd ed. Chatswood, NSW: Elsevier.
Raynor, M, & Catling, C. (2017). Myles Survival Guide to Midwifery. (3rd ed.). Edinburgh: New York: Print.
Gray, J. & Smith, R. (2018). Midwifery Essentials (2nd ed.). Chatswood, NSW: Elsevier.
Gray, J., Smith, R. & Homer, C. (2018), Illustrated Dictionary of Midwifery (2nd ed.) Chatswood, NSW: Elsevier.
Marshall, J. E. & Raynor, M. D. (2020). Myles Textbook for Midwives e-book (17th ed.). Churchill Livingstone, Elsevier.
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (2019). The Australian Safety and Quality Framework for Health Care. Sydney: ACSQHC
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (2017). National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards User Guide for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health. Sydney: ACSQHC.
Australian College of Midwives (ACM). (2014). National Midwifery Guidelines for Consultation and Referral (3rd ed. Issue 2). Canberra: ACM.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). (2022). Australia's mothers and babies 2022. Perinatal statistics series no. 33. Cat no. PER 91. Canberra: AIHW.
Renfrew, M., McFadden, H., Bastos, H., Campbell, J., Channon, N., Cheung, N. Delage Silva, D., Downe, S., Kennedy, H., Malata, A., McCormick, F., Wick, L. & Declerq, E. (2014). Midwifery and quality care: findings from a new evidence-informed framework for maternal and newborn care. The Lancet, 384, 1129-1145
There will also be other set and/or suggested readings associated with the weekly topics. In addition, you are encouraged to access up to date information from appropriate midwifery journals/databases which can be accessed through the UC 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. 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 submitted in a word document, with 1.5 line spacing and a normal (2.5 cm) margin on all sides. Pages should be numbered. Font size should be 10 -12 and the Font style used must be clear and easily read. A title page is required with student ID (only), unit name, assignment name, date due, date submitted (with any extension), word limit/length.
- Structure: Academic writing style must be maintained throughout the assessments. There are many texts available about organising and presenting papers in the library and online.
- 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 7th method of referencing throughout their assessments. The following useful resource on referencing is available at: http://www.canberra.edu.au/library/research-gateway/research_help/referencing-guides
Returning Assessments and Feedback to students: Assessments will be returned electronically via the unit's Canvas site with feedback attached.
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 Masters of Midwifery Practice curriculum approved by the Australian Nursing & Midwifery Accreditation Council (2018). Because we understand that students have multi-rolled lives, 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 you may find it most useful to do so. Texts recommended for other units in the Midwifery course are also suitable for this unit.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Students are required to undergo a number of requirements to undertake practice placement for this course. These include medical assessments, vaccinations, police check and a Working with Vulnerable People (WWVP) background check. Students are responsible for arranging and paying for their own checks through the the Federal Police and the ACT Office of Regulatory Services.
Note that the WWVP only applies to the ACT. For students undertaking placements in other states or territories a Police Check or a Working with Children Check is required.
Students are required to undertake midwifery practice in a "continuity of care" experiences model this semester. Based on being ‘paired' with three named childbearing women, students undertake antenatal visits, are on call for and attend the women's labours and undertake postnatal visits. 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, students need to attend 4 antenatal visits for each of the 3 women, 2 postnatal visits for each of the 3 women and attend 2 of the 3 women's labours (a minimum for each student in working with 3 women is 9 antenatal visits, 9 postnatal visits and 2 labours). In this semester, progress toward achieving the ‘midwifery minimum practice requirements' comes from working in the continuity of care model and in this semester, there are no particular numbers required, apart from those listed above.
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.
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 ‘With woman with child' website at: http://learnonline.canberra.edu.au/ and your e-mail for messages at least weekly.
The Midwifery Practice Room (10A02) is available for students for private study, group work and practising skills/tasks when it is not in use for timetabled classes. There is also a student space on level A building 10.