Perinatal Mental Health (8680.2)
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|Discipline Of Midwifery||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
This unit will be co-taught with Perinatal Mental Health PG.
Learning outcomesUpon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Discuss the mental health problems experienced by women and their partners during pregnancy and in the first year after the birth of a baby;
2. Critically evaluate the major approaches related to the assessment, care and treatment of women with perinatal mental health problems;
3. Examine the support services available for women and their families; and
4. Identify referral pathways for women who require specialist care.
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PrerequisitesGrowing a Family AND Sharing Knowledge in Midwifery AND After Birth: Complexity in Early Parenting.
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Raynor, M., & England, C. (2010). Psychology for midwives: Pregnancy, Childbirth and Puerperium. New York: Open University Press.
Additional suggested reading/resources:
You are encouraged to access up to date information from journals including, but not limited to the following:
- Archives of Women's Mental Health
- British Journal of Midwifery
- Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology
- The Practicing Midwife
- Women and Birth
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
All assessments must be submitted to pass the unit.
Students must achieve an overall mark of 50% to pass the unit.
Requests for extensions must be emailed to the unit convener at least one week prior to the due date.
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.
The amount of time you will need to spend on study in this unit will depend on a number of factors including your prior knowledge, learning skill level and learning style. Nevertheless, in planning your time commitments you should note that for a 3cp unit the total notional workload over the semester or term is assumed to be 150 hours. These hours include time spent in classes.
Inclusion and engagement
Inclusion and Welfare
Students who need assistance in undertaking the unit because of disability or other circumstances should inform their Unit Convener or Inclusion and Welfare as soon as possible so the necessary arrangements can be made.
Attendance at classes is compulsory in this course, as per the Bachelor of Midwifery curriculum approved by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council in 2018. Because we understand that students have multi-roled lives, two seminar absences 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, from Canvas and other sources. If students regularly miss timetabled seminars, they may be expected to write a 500 word synopsis about their learning on the topic/s of any missed sessions (beyond the two) for possible submission to the Unit Convener.
Required IT skills
Work placement, internships or practicums
Students must use APA 7th referencing style throughout their assignments.
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