Sharing Contemporary Knowledge in Midwifery PG (11315.1)
|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 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020)
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 and compare different ways of knowing;
2. Evaluate the different purposes, features and applications of a broad range of research methods;
3. Critically appraise and synthesise evidence related to contemporary midwifery practice;
4. Formulate research questions that will extend the midwifery knowledge base; and
5. Demonstrate advanced communication skills for midwifery work including the appropriate use of technology.
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
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 - think globally about issues in their profession
CorequisitesEnrolment in HLM001 Master of Midwifery Practice.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||08 February 2021||On-Campus||Dr Marjorie Atchan|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||07 February 2022||On-Campus||Dr Marjorie Atchan|
There are no prescribd texts for this unit. There will be a list of weekly readings on the Canvas site.
Useful articles include:
Borrelli, S. (2014). What is a good midwife? Insights from the literature. Midwifery, 30(1), 3-10.
Burns, E., Schmied, V., Fenwick, J & Sheehan, A. (2012). Liquid gold from the milk bar: constructions of breastmilk and breastfeeding women in the language and practices of midwives. Social Science & Medicine, 75(10), 1737-1745.
Davis-Floyd, R & Davis, E. (1996). Intuition as authoritative knowledge in midwifery and homebirth. Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 10(2), 237-269
Davies, D. & Walker, K. (2010). Re-discovering the material body in midwifery through an exploration of theories of embodiment. Midwifery, 26(4), 457-462.
Fahy, K. (2007). An Australian history of the subordination of midwifery. WOMBI, 20(1), 25-29.
Fahy, K. (2008). Evidence-based midwifery and power/knowledge WOMBI, 21(1), 1-2.
Goldberg, L. (2002). Rethinking the birthing body: Cartesian dualism and perinatal nursing. JAN, 37(5), 446-451
Hunter, B. (2001). Emotion work in midwifery: a review of current knowledge. JAN, 34(4), 436-444.
Ketler, S. (2000). Knowledge and the undercurrents of shared experience in two childbirth education courses in Cagliari, Italy. Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 14(2), 138-158
Khine, M. & Hayes, B. (2010). Investigating women's ways of knowing: an exploratory study in the UAE. Issues in Educational Research, 20(2), 105-107
Nelms, T., & Lane, E. (1999). Women's ways of knowing in nursing and critical thinking. Journal of Professional Thinking, 15(3), 179-186.
Ordway, M. (2008). Synthesizing breastfeeding research: A commentary of the use of Women's Ways of Knowing. JHL, 24(2), 135-138.
Pembroke, N. & Pembroke, J. (2008). The spirituality of presence in midwifery care. Midwifery, 24(3), 321-327.
Simkin, P. (2012). Roundtable discussion: the language of birth. Birth, 39(2), 156-164.
Wagner, M. (2001). Fish can't see water: the need to humanize birth. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics, S25-S37
Walsh, D. (2009). Embodiment: a crucial concept for midwives. BJM, 17(5), 278-278
Walsh, D. (2010). Childbirth embodiment: problematic aspects of current understandings. Blackwell Publishing, Oxford.
Useful journals available through the UC Library and ACT Health Library include:
British Journal of Midwifery
Evidenced Based Midwifery
Health Care for Women International
Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health
New Zealand College of Midwives Journal
The Practising Midwife
Women and Birth
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
Presentation: 1.5 line spacing for written assignments
Referencing requirements: Students must use the APA method of referencing.
The following useful resource on referencing is available at: http://www.canberra.edu.au/library/research-gateway/research_help/referencing-guides
There is no supplementary assessment offered
Attendance at classes is compulsory in this course, as per the Bachelor of Midwifery curriculum approved by ANMAC in 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
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.
Please check the announcements posted on both Midwifery Central and the unit canvas sites regularly.
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
- 11300 Sharing Contemporary Knowledge in Midwifery.