|1.||Apply knowledge from anatomy and physiology in the care of women experiencing a complex labour and birth and/or postpartum period;|
|2.||Use an evidence-based approach to examine specific medical and obstetric conditions that affect labour, birth and the postpartum period;|
|3.||Examine perinatal mental health issues and the implications for mothers, families and caregivers with reference to contemporary evidence;|
|4.||Evaluate the implications of obstetric interventions for the women and midwifery practice;|
|5.||Critically examine the use of technology in midwifery and obstetric practice;|
|6.||Perform midwifery practice skills in a simulated laboratory and clinical environment;|
|7.||Demonstrate skills in the management of maternity care emergencies;|
|8.||Apply evidence-based knowledge to midwifery practice related to complex health issues women may experience in their maternity care;|
|9.||Interpret the role of the midwife as a member of a collaborative health-care team; and|
|10.||Explore community resources available to provide support for women in the community.|
|Essay||Written Essay (1500 words)||40%|
|Examination||Written Exam (3 hours)||60%|
A guide to effective care in pregnancy and childbirth
Enkin, M,, Keirse, M., Neilson, J., Duley, L., Hodnett, E. & Hofmeyr, J. (2000)
Oxford University Press: Oxford.
Managing complications in pregnancy and childbirth. A guide for midwives and doctors
World Health Organisation. (2003)
Myles textbook for midwives 16th ed.
arshall, J. E., Raynor, M. D., & Myles, M. F. (Eds.). (2014)
Oxford : Churchill Livingstone
CTG made easy 4th ed.
Gauge, S., & Symon, A. (2012)
Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier
Skills for midwifery practice 4th ed.
Johnson, R., & Taylor, W. (2016)
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