In this course you will be introduced to the frameworks, knowledge and clinical reasoning used in the health assessment of women and infants. You will investigate biophysical and social assessment knowledge and processes, across the lifespan in a diverse range of healthcare contexts in which midwives practice. You will learn how to apply primary health care principles to health assessment, including identifying needs and planning and documenting health assessment strategies. You will undertake clinical experience in a variety of clinical settings (40 hours).
|Tutorial/Workshop 1 – On campus workshop||2hrs||Week 1||8 times|
|Placement – Five shifts completed within Primary Maternity Unit (PMU)||40hrs||Refer to Format||Once Only|
Primary health care and health assessments
Frameworks for practice in midwifery
Key antenatal assessments
Working in partnership and collaboration
Emotional/ psychosocial assessment and care of women
Care and assessment of women during labour and birth
Supporting women during labour and birth
Postnatal assessment and care of mother and baby
Postnatal health promotion
Concluding the midwife-mother relationship
100 Level (Introductory)
|Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to...||Graduate Qualities Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming...|
|1||Demonstrate a satisfactory level of midwifery practice according to the national practice standards for registered midwives at a beginning student level.||
|2||Know and behave in accordance with Midwife Standards for Practice (NMBA 2018) and International Code of Ethics for Midwives (ICM 2014) and Code of Conduct for Midwives (NMBA 2018).||
|3||Complete the allocated practice hours and demonstrate progress in meeting the required ANMAC Midwifery Practice Experiences for the program.||
Refer to the USC Glossary of terms for definitions of “pre-requisites, co-requisites and anti-requisites”.
HLT131 and enrolled in Program SC393. Semester 1 offering only for RN pathway students in SC393
Limited Grading (PNP)
Early feedback will be provided by the clinical facilitator when completing the Progressive component of the Clinical Assessment Tool. This feedback includes assessment of your competency in all standards. The facilitator will discuss the deliberations with you and you will have the opportunity to provide comment on the tool during both the Progressive and Summative components.
|Delivery mode||Task No.||Assessment Product||Individual or Group||What is the duration / length?||When should I submit?||Where should I submit it?|
|Refer to Format||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|Refer to Format||To Supervisor|
|All - Assessment Task 1:ANMAC Midwifery Practice Experience (MPE)|
Evidence of progress towards your achievement of the requirements for ANMAC Midwife Accreditation Standard 8: Midwifery Practice Experience.
Submit: Within 1 week after completion of clinical placement. Details regarding MPE evidence will be provided by the course coordinator on the course Canvas site.
|All - Assessment Task 2:Clinical Assessment Tool|
The purpose of this assessment is for you to demonstrate completion of allocated placement for this course and satisfactory competency based on the NMBA Midwife Standards for Practice at a beginning student level and as measured in the Clinical Assessment Tool.
Submit: Completion of clinical placement. The clinical facilitator will complete the Clinical Assessment Tool including assessment of your competency in all standards and completion of the required hours. The facilitator will discuss the deliberations with you and you will have the opportunity to provide comment on the tool. This will submitted to the course coordinator for final decision and outcome. Ultimate accountability for assessing students in relation to clinical practice (WIL) resides with the course coordinator and grades are finalised through the USC assessment policy and procedures. Please note: You will receive ongoing feedback as a formative and developmental process. A midway assessment will be completed. In addition, if you are not meeting satisfactory practice standards at any point of the placement, learning processes will be implemented to support you to attain the necessary behaviours to satisfactorily meet each standard. Unsatisfactory behaviours which put client safety at risk or which do not adhere with the Midwife Standards for Practice, Code of Conduct for Midwives and/or Code of Ethics for Midwives criteria and standards may result in your removal from placement. If you do not meet each standard at a satisfactory standard you will fail the item. Please refer to the clinical handbook for detail.
A 12-unit course will have total of 150 learning hours which will include directed study hours (including online if required), self-directed learning and completion of assessable tasks. Directed study hours may vary by location. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.
Please note: Course information, including specific information of recommended readings, learning activities, resources, weekly readings, etc. are available on the course Canvas site– Please log in as soon as possible.
Please note that you need to have regular access to the resource(s) listed below. Resources may be required or recommended.
|Required||Sally Pairman,Sally K. Tracy,Hannah Dahlen,Lesley Dixon||2018||Midwifery||4th edn||Elsevier|
|Required||Sara Bayes,Sally-Ann de-Vitry Smith,Robyn Maude||2018||Skills for Midwifery Practice Australia & New Zealand edition||4th||Elsevier Health Sciences|
|Required||Nicky Leap,Billie Hunter||2016||Supporting Women for Labour and Birth||1st||Routledge|
|Required||Maria Pollard||2017||Evidence-based Care for Breastfeeding Mothers||2nd||Routledge|
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