This unit introduces concepts related to health, illness and the health care experience. Students will develop knowledge and skills to assist individuals to meet their activities of daily living. The principles and practices of occupational health and safety, risk assessment and infection control will be explored. Students will develop skills in therapeutic communication, holistic health assessment and the provision of quality care. Assessment and care of the woman during pregnancy will also be introduced with a focus on assessment of the woman and her baby. Students will commence the Continuity of Care program, and recruit two (2) women. In support of medication administration, students will be introduced to foundational maths skills.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
24
Unit code:
HNB1104

Prerequisites

HBM1001 - Anatomy and Physiology 1

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Discuss the concepts related to health, illness and the health care experience.  
  2. Apply knowledge and skills in assisting persons experiencing difficulty meeting activities of daily living.  
  3. Utilise professional communication skills required for health assessment and therapeutic relationships in the midwifery and nursing context.  
  4. Demonstrate principles and practices of midwifery care utilising a woman-centred approach during pregnancy including assessment of maternal and foetal well-being.  
  5. Incorporate the principles of occupational health and safety, and infection control in midwifery and nursing practice.  
  6. Demonstrate foundational health assessment knowledge and skills.  
  7. Utilise effective and accurate documentation in the care of clients in the midwifery and nursing context.  
  8. Demonstrate numeracy skills required for the safe practice of medication administration.  
  9. Provide evidence of recruitment of two (2) women to participate in the Continuity of Care program.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Test Online test (30 mins) 15%
Assignment Written assessment (1000 words) 25%
Examination Written examination (2 hours) 50%
Test Practical skills test (20 mins) 10%
Other Evidence of recruitment of two (2) women 0%
To pass this unit, students are required to achieve an aggregate score of at least 50%, and pass the written examination (hurdle). The written examination assesses foundational knowledge which informs practice and underpins subsequent units. Students must complete fifty-six (56) professional practice hours: Nursing - 40 hours, Midwifery - 16 hours. Evidence must be provided that two (2) women have been recruited for the Continuity of Care program.

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