Knowing Antenatal Practices (11946.1)
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| Bruce, Canberra
|Faculty Of Health
|Discipline Of Midwifery
|Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of the unit, students will be able to:
1. Develop foundational knowledge and skills to understand and apply theory to practice with well pregnant women, their unborn babies and their families;
2. Achieve a satisfactory WIL level as evidenced by completion of the practice portfolio;
3. Demonstrate the ability to form and maintain midwifery relationships with women during pregnancy, while developing a woman-centred midwifery philosophy; and
4. Develop reflective skills to learn from experience and apply critical thinking to working with women.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
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
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 - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
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
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 - evaluate and adopt new technology
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
CorequisitesEnrolment in HLB001 Bachelor of Midwifery.
Incompatible units11333 With Woman With Child
|Teaching start date
|05 February 2024
|Mrs Kai Hodgkin
de-Vitry Smith, S., & Bayes, S. (2022). Skills for Midwifery Practice Australian & New Zealand Edition 2E (2nd ed.). Elsevier.
Additional resources and references
Pairman, S., Tracey, S., Dahlen, H., & Dixon, L. (Eds.). (2023). Midwifery Preparation for Practice (5th ed.). Elsevier.
Department of Health. (2020). Clinical Practice Guidelines: Pregnancy Care. Australian Government Department of Health. https://www.health.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/2021/11/pregnancy-care-guidelines-pregnancy-care-guidelines.pdf
Bass, J., Fenwick, J., & Sidebotham, M. (2017). Development of a model of holistic reflection to facilitate transformative learning in student midwives. Women and Birth, 30(3), 227–235.
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. Back up your assignment as you go. You must keep a copy of your assignments.
General guidelines for a written paper
Presentation: Journals 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 should be included with your unit name and number, student ID (not name), date due/submitted, any extensions, word limit and actual word count 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: https://canberra.libguides.com/c.php?g=599301&p=4148716. The library chat (widget on library home page) and the Ask Advisors in the library are great resources for referencing help.
Returning Assessments and Feedback to students: Assessments will be returned electronically via the unit's UCLearn site with feedback attached.
Students can also apply for an extension to the submission due date for their journal, or an agreed plan with completion date for pre-placement and WIL associated assessment items due to extenuating, evidenced circumstances (specific details are found in the Assessment Procedures). An extension must be applied for, or alternative plan negotiated before the due date. Documentary evidence (e.g. medical certificate) will be expected for an extension to be granted, however this will not guarantee that the application will be successful. The Unit Convener or relevant Program Director/Course Convener will decide whether to grant an extension and the length of the extension.
An extension must be applied for before the due date.
Special assessment requirements
Please note: Artificial Intelligence Services are not to be used for assessment preparation in this unit.
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.
Expected engagement for this unit includes:
- Pre-placement activities
- Work Integrated Learning and its associated documentation
- Assigned weekly pre-class activities which may include reading, watching pre-recorded lectures or online activities
- Attendance at 2 hours of class each week (in-person)
- Reflective journalling
In total, this work is expected to equal approximately 10 hours of work each week.
Participation is monitored via class attendance, engagement in online activities, and monitoring use of the UCLearn site and watching pre-recorded lectures. Students have multi-roled lives with a variety of commitments, including continuity practice requirements which must be constantly weighed against class requirements. Therefore we have designed this class with a catch-up session at the end of the semester and students are expected to manage their own time. A high-level of engagement (at least 80%) is expected and keeping up with the content each week is considered essential for success in this unit.
If you are struggling with the content, workload or any other aspect of the unit, you are strongly encouraged to discuss this with the unit convenor or another member of the Midwifery Discipline. Most problems can be resolved with good communication and the team is here to support you.
Required IT skills
Students will need to access a computer with the internet to successfully complete this unit. Computers and internet are available for students to use on campus, or students may use their own.
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 email@example.com. The Library is also an excellent resource for IT skills related to information searching.
You do not have to purchase the textbook for this unit but as busy students who are also involved in midwifery practice, you may find it most useful to do so. The textbook is available through the UC Library in person. The text is used heavily in further midwifery subjects, so you will get good use out of the book if you choose to purchase it.
You will also need to consider purchasing (if you don't already own) the following materials to succeed in Work Integrated Learning:
- Means of communicating with pregnant women and midwives (mobile phone)
- Means of transportation to and from hospital visits and births
- Comfortable, close-toed, non-slip shoes (black or navy blue)
- Professional, high-waisted work pants (not jeans or leggings)
- A UC Bachelor of Midwifery Polo Shirt (required for mid-year rostered practice)
- A watch with second hand or nurse's fob
Work placement, internships or practicums
This unit involves work integrated learning: Placement or Internship and Simulation. Students must adhere to University policy during WIL activities, including the Student Conduct Rules 2018, the WIL Policy and WIL Procedure, and the Assessment Policy and Assessment Procedure.
This unit has pre-placement requirements.
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 Australian Federal Police and the ACT Office of Regulatory Services.
You are also required to complete details in InPlace, refer to inplace.canberra.edu.au. If you have any queries related to InPlace please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Discussion of practice experiences on Social Media Networks
Please remember when discussing your experiences in practice you are discussing women's lives. Therefore, these experiences must not be discussed on social media networks such as Facebook or Twitter. Doing so breaks the confidentiality agreement by which students are governed when in practice. The appropriate place for discussion related to practice is the classroom setting, with your mentors or in your journal. Further information can be obtained from http://www.ahpra.gov.au/ and search for social media document.
Registration as a Student Midwife
As a student enrolled in an approved midwifery program of study the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia will register you for the duration of study and associated practice. Student registration is a National Law requirement, the role of which is to protect the public. You do not need to apply for registration; the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority will work directly with the University of Canberra to register all students who need to be registered. There are no fees for student registration. Further information can be found at http://www.ahpra.gov.au/Registration/Student-Registrations.aspx
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 ‘Knowing Antenatal Practice' 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 1 (ground floor) of Building 10.