Growing a Family (7942.2)
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|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 outcomesUpon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate the ability to analyse, understand and apply theory and research to practice with well women and babies and families in the postnatal period;
2. Demonstrate an understanding, from a midwifery perspective, of the complexities of mothering and being a family and how midwifery can contribute to healthy parenting; and
3. Demonstrate skills for working with women and their babies in the postnatal time.
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
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There are no required texts however there are recommended readings
- Brodribb, W. (2012). Breastfeeding management, (4th ed.). Australia: Australian Breastfeeding Association. RJ216B74.2012
- Brown, A. (2016). Breastfeeding uncovered: Who really decides how we feed our babies? London: Pinter & Martin
- Coad, J., Dunstall, M. (2011). Anatomy and physiology for midwives. (3rd ed.). St Louis: Mosby. RG558.C63. 2011
- Day, J. (Ed) (2011). Breastfeeding...naturally, (3rd ed.) Australian Breastfeeding Association
- Jordan, S. (2010). Pharmacology for midwives: The evidence base for safe practice (2nd ed.) Basingstoke: Palgrave. RG 528.J67.2010
- Lipsett, R. (Browne, J. Ed.) (2012). Baby Care: Nurturing your baby your way Sydney: Finch Publishing. RJ61.L57.2012
- Macdonald, S. & Magill-Cuerden, J. (Eds). (2011). Mayes Midwifery (14th ed.). Elsevier, Edinburgh. RG524.M38. 2011
- Marshall, J. & Raynor, M. (2014). Myles: A textbook for midwives, (16th ed.). Edinburgh: Elsevier. RG524.M98.2014
- Pairman, S., Pincombe, J., Thorogood, C.,Tracy, S. (2015). Midwifery, preparation for practice (3rd ed.). Elsevier: Sydney. RG950.M57. 2015
- Palmer, G. (2016). Why the politics of breastfeeding matter London: Pinter & Martin
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 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
These and other journals are available through the UC Library and the ACT Health 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 word-processed, with 1.5 line spacing on a single side of A4 paper. Each A4 page should have a 2.5 cm margin on all sides. Pages should be numbered.
Structure: Academic writing style must be maintained throughout the assessments. There are many texts available about organising and presenting papers in the library and bookshop.
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 method of referencing throughout their assessments. The following useful resource on referencing is available at:
Returning Assessments and Feedback to students: Assessments will be returned electronically via the unit's Moodle site with feedback attached.
Special assessment requirements
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 the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia in 2010. 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 who are also involved in midwifery practice, you may find it most useful to do so. Texts recommended for other units in the Bachelor of Midwifery course are also suitable for this unit.
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: 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 ‘Growing a Family' 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.