After Birth: Complexity in Early Parenting (7947.2)
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|Discipline Of Midwifery||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate 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 an understanding of midwifery, medical, pharmacological and other theory as it applies to the provision of care for ill or at risk women;
2. Demonstrate an understanding of midwifery, medical, pharmacological and other theory as it applies to the provision of care for ill or at risk babies and infants; and
3. Show an understanding of the complex needs of ill or at risk women and their babies.
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
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
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
Prerequisites7942 Growing a Family
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Baston, H. & Hall, J. (2017). Volume 4 Midwifery Essentials: Postnatal. (2nd edn) Edinburgh, Elsevier
Brodribb, W. (Ed) (2012). Breastfeeding management. (4th edn) Australia, Australian Breastfeeding Association. RJ216B74.2012
Hale, T. & Rowe, HE. (2017). Medication and Mothers' Milk. (17th edn) 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 edn) 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 for 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) New York, 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 such as:
British Journal of Midwifery
Evidenced Based Midwifery
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: Papers should be word-processed, with 1.5 line spacing. 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. Please see the Library webpage for a useful guide: https://canberra.libguides.com/referencing/apa
If you are using EndNote the following link will assist: https://canberra.libguides.com/c.php?g=599340&p=4149703
Returning Assessments and Feedback to students: Assessments will be returned electronically via the unit's Canvas site with feedback attached.
Special assessment requirements
Information on extensions and special consideration for assessments can be found in the Student Guide to Policies and Procedures
Supplementary assessment is not 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 Bachelor of Midwifery curriculum approved by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accrfeditation Council (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 the submission of a 500 word synopsis about their learning on the topic/s of any missed sessions may be required.
Required IT skills
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 ‘After Birth: Complexity in early parenting' Canvas site 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.