Course Coordinator:Elaine Jefford (email@example.com) School:School of Health - Midwifery
UniSC Sunshine Coast
|Blended learning||Most of your course is on campus but you may be able to do some components of this course online.|
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In this course you will consolidate and synthesise your midwifery knowledge and skills as you work toward competence to register and practice. You will be challenged to examine your role as a midwife to enable you to practice as a future oriented professional. Specifically, you will examine the role of the midwife in leadership and governance. You will examine professional and regulatory requirements as they provide the framework for leadership in the profession.
|Learning materials – Online asynchronous learning and teaching recording||1hr||Week 1||13 times|
|Tutorial/Workshop 1 – On campus tutorial.||2hrs||Week 1||13 times|
300 Level (Graduate)
|Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to...||Graduate Qualities Mapping Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming...||Professional Standard Mapping * Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia|
|1||Identify the maternity care needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities, women with culturally diverse backgrounds and other vulnerable groups.||Ethical||
|2||Evaluate economic, environmental, political and social influences as they shape maternity care.||Sustainability-focussed||
|3||Communicate and collaborate effectively in multidisciplinary teams to facilitate safe and effective care for women and their infants.||Engaged||
|4||Apply and integrate leadership principles to practice.||Engaged||
|5||Interpret and use evidence as a basis to inform practice, policy, guidelines and decision-making.||Creative and critical thinker||
|6||Apply principles and practices of academic writing and referencing||Engaged|
|Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia|
|1||Standard 1: Promotes health and wellbeing through evidence-based midwifery practice|
|2||Standard 2: Engages in professional relationships and respectful partnerships|
|2.8||The midwife participates in and/or leads collaborative practice|
|3.7||The midwife recognises and responds appropriately where safe and quality practice may be compromised|
|5.2||The midwife collaboratively develops plans until options, priorities, goals, actions, anticipated outcomes and timeframes are agreed with the woman, and/or relevant others|
|7||Standard 7: Evaluates outcomes to improve midwifery practice|
Refer to the UniSC Glossary of terms for definitions of “pre-requisites, co-requisites and anti-requisites”.
HLT203 and enrolled in Program SC393
Standard Grading (GRD)
|High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).|
Early feedback on progress will be provided through informal discussion during the week three tutorial. Students will be encouraged to bring a draft of task one – written piece – for review and feedback.
|Delivery mode||Task No.||Assessment Product||Individual or Group||Weighting %||What is the duration / length?||When should I submit?||Where should I submit it?|
|Week 4||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|Week 8||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|Week 13||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|All - Assessment Task 1:Written assignment|
You are aiming to identify the health needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to the maternity services. You will discuss key perinatal health issues for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Specific reference is to be made to the potential contribution midwifery could make to improve the health of this group.
An original word document assignment using evidence from a review of the academic and government literature to present a contemporary discussion of appropriate maternity services and midwifery care.
|All - Assessment Task 2:Critique of an evidence-based clinical guideline|
Your goal is to critique an evidence-based clinical guideline.
A 2000-word report (template provided)
|All - Assessment Task 3:Commentary|
Your goal is to articulate your proposed approach to practice as a midwife in both a visual and written form. You will be required to demonstrate this approach to practice within professional, regulatory and legislative frameworks.
Concept Map (5%): Concept maps form a visual representation of your thought processes. Information about concept maps will be provided on the course Canvas site. Written Commentary (30%): 1500 word written response elaborating on your concept map, explaining your anticipated approach to your future practice as a midwife, and how this aligns with the Midwife Standards for Practice and Code of Conduct for Midwives.
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. 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||Editors: Sally Pairman, Sally Tracy, Hannah Dahlen, Lesley Dixon||2022||MIDWIFERY PREPARATION FOR PRACTICE.||5th||Elsevier|
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Academic integrity means that you do not engage in any activity that is considered to be academic fraud; including plagiarism, collusion or outsourcing any part of any assessment item to any other person. You are expected to be honest and ethical by completing all work yourself and indicating in your work which ideas and information were developed by you and which were taken from others. You cannot provide your assessment work to others. You are also expected to provide evidence of wide and critical reading, usually by using appropriate academic references.
In order to minimise incidents of academic fraud, this course may require that some of its assessment tasks, when submitted to Canvas, are electronically checked through Turnitin. This software allows for text comparisons to be made between your submitted assessment item and all other work to which Turnitin has access.
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