Complexity in Early Parenting PG (11314.1)
|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||Post Graduate Level|| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
This unit is co-taught with 11296 Complexity in Early Parenting.
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Apply an advanced understanding of midwifery, medical, pharmacological and other theory as it applies to the provision of care for ill or 'at risk' women;
2. Apply an advanced understanding of midwifery, medical, pharmacological and other theory as it applies to the provision of care for ill or 'at risk' babies and infants;
3. Evaluate how to address the complex needs of ill or 'at risk' women and their babies; and
4. Interpret and communicate specialised knowledge of complex neonatal physiology and adaptation in the postnatal period.
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 - 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 - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
CorequisitesMust be enrolled in HLM001 Master of Midwifery Practice
Incompatible units11296 Complexity in Early Parenting
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||07 February 2022||On-Campus||Dr Marjorie Atchan|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||06 February 2023||On-Campus||Dr Marjorie Atchan|
List of useful texts/readings:
- Baston, H. & Hall, J. (2017). Volume 4 Midwifery Essentials: Postnatal (2nd edn) Edinburgh, Elsevier
- Brodribb, W. (2012). Breastfeeding management, (4th ed.). Australia, Australian Breastfeeding Association. RJ216B74.2012
- Hale, T. & Rowe, HE. (2017). Medication and Mothers' Milk, (17th ed.). New York, Springer Publishing
- Johnson, R., Taylor, W., de-Vitry Smith, S. & Bayes, S. (2016). Skills for Midwifery Practice, Australia and New Zealand Edition. Edinburgh, Elsevier
- Jordan, S. (2010). Pharmacology for midwives: The evidence base for safe practice (2nd ed.) Basingstoke: Palgrave. RG 528.J67.2010
- Marshall, J. & Raynor, M. (Eds) (2014). Myles Textbook for Midwives, (16th edn). Edinburgh, Elsevier. RG524.M98.2014 UC short loan 3 day; UC short loan 3 hour
- Merenstien, G. B., & Gardner, S. L. (2011). Handbook of neonatal intensive care (7th edn). St Louis, Mosby. RJ253.5.H36
- Pairman, S., Tracy, S., Dahlen, H. & Dixon, L. (Eds) (2019). Midwifery, preparation form practice 4e (4th edn) Sydney, Elsevier
- Walker, M. (2017). Breastfeeding Management for the Clinician: Using the Evidence. (4th edn.). Massachusetts, Jones & Bartlett
- Watson Genna, C. (2017). Supporting Sucking Skills in Breastfeeding Infants (3rd edn.). Massachusetts, Jones & Bartlett.
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/databases such as:
- Birth issues
- Breastfeeding Review
- British Journal of Midwifery
- Evidenced Based Midwifery
- Health Care for Women International
- Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health
- Maternal & Child Nutrition
- New Zealand College of Midwives Journal
- The Practicing Midwife
- Women and Birth
- UpToDate database
These and other journals/databases are available through the UC Library and the ACT Health Library
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
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.
Presentation: 1.5 line spacing
Structure: Unless otherwise stated academic writing style must be maintained throughout the assessments
Clarity and Expression: Concepts should be discussed clearly and concisely. Demonstrate correct grammatical expression and spelling. It is useful to ask someone to proof read your work.
Referencing requirements: Students must use the APA 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 Bachelor of Midwifery curriculum approved by ANMAC in 2013. 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
Work placement, internships or practicums
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 made at seminars are deemed to be made to the whole group. Important announcements will be repeated on the unit website. Please check the ‘Complexity in early parenting' 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.