Sharing Contemporary Knowledge in Midwifery PG (11315.1)
|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 is co-taught with 11300 Contemporary Knowledge in Midwifery.
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 - 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 - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
4. UC graduates are able to demonstrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being and doing - apply their knowledge to working with Indigenous Australians in socially just ways
4. UC graduates are able to demonstrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being and doing - communicate and engage with Indigenous Australians in ethical and culturally respectful ways
CorequisitesEnrolment in HLM001 Master of Midwifery Practice.
Incompatible units11300 Sharing Contemporary Knowledge in Midwifery.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||06 February 2023||On-Campus||Mrs Kai Hodgkin|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||05 February 2024||On-Campus||Mrs Kai Hodgkin|
There are no prescribed texts for this unit. There will be a list of weekly readings on the Canvas site.
Useful articles and books 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.
Davison, C. (2021). Ways of knowing. British Journal of Midwifery, 29(12), 666–667. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjom.2021.29.12.666
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.
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.
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
Presentation: 1.5 line spacing for written assignments, single spacing for tables.
Referencing requirements: Students must use the APA 7th 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
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 ANMAC in 2018. Students who do not submit to these attendance requirements repeatedly may be required to undertake additional reading and submit work in lieu of missed classes or not pass the unit. Failure to do so will result in a fail grade due to non-completion being recorded.
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