This professional practice unit complements the theoretical unit 'Complex Midwifery 1'. The unit will focus on students developing knowledge and skills related to the care of women who experience complexity during pregnancy, labour, birth, and/or the postpartum period. Students will be involved in providing midwifery care and support of women experiencing obstetric intervention and the use of medical technology. Emphasis is given to the identification of complications and the collaborative role of the midwife. Students will recruit two (2) women for the Continuity of Care program.
Students in this unit are advised that restrictions apply to withdrawing online once enrolled, to meet the requirements of external placement providers.
RBM2202 - Pathophysiology & Quality Use of Medicines 2
HMB2201 - Complex Midwifery 1
|1.||Demonstrate woman-centred midwifery care strategies to facilitate choice and partnership when complications in childbearing occur.|
|2.||Draw upon contemporary evidence related to specific conditions that affect pregnancy, labour and the postpartum period.|
|3.||Employ and evaluate the use of obstetric interventions and technologies utilised in maternity care, including maternity emergencies.|
|4.||Exhibit therapeutic communication skills.|
|5.||Facilitate women's access to appropriate community resources.|
|6.||Provide evidence of recruitment of two women as part of the Continuity of Care program.|
|Practicum||Interim Professional Practice Performance Appraisal||Pass/Fail|
|Practicum||Final Professional Practice Performance Appraisal||Pass/Fail|
|Report||Continuity of Care Report||Pass/Fail|
Where to next?
As part of a course
This unit is studied as part of the following courses. Refer to the course page for information on how to apply for the course.
Study a single unit
This unit can be studied on its own, without enrolling in a full degree. Learn more about single units of study at VU.
VU takes care to ensure the accuracy of this unit information, but reserves the right to change or withdraw courses offered at any time. Please check that unit information is current with the Student Contact Centre.