In this unit of study students will draw from knowledge gained in the foundational midwifery units to continue to explore pregnancy and childbirth through a health and wellness model of care. The focus will be on the woman and her family incorporating a holistic approach of woman-centred care. The unit will focus on students’ acquisition of essential skills such as neonatal resuscitation. Cultural diversity and safety will also be examined in relation to optimising wellness in childbearing women and their families, with a focus on acknowledging the birthing practices and needs of Australia’s First Nations people. This unit will also analyse contemporary midwifery social-political and legal concepts.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
The assessment tasks align with the learning outcomes and graduate capabilities. In the first assessment, students will source a piece of contemporary midwifery news and post a critical evidence-based analysis of the article on the discussion board. For the second assessment, students will submit a written paper that will critically review the implications of informed consent, woman-centred care and the impact on their professional practice. In the third assessment, students will complete a Midwifery skills assessment, including interpretation of Electronic Foetal Monitoring (EFM) of the unborn baby. The last assessment is an online medication competency test in which students are required to achieve 100%.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):