In this course you will be provided with a comprehensive and final preparation for your transition to practice as a competent beginning midwife. The course includes clinical placement across the maternity care continuum (320 hours). You will be supported and supervised by experienced practitioners. You will critically self-appraise your practice. Your facilitator will evaluate your work using the NMBA Midwife Standards for Practice for practice consistent with a competent beginning midwife. There will be an opportunity to experience an elective placement such as rural and remote midwifery.
|Placement – Clinical placement||320hrs||Week 1||Once Only|
Work integrated learning in a variety of maternity settings and consolidation of midwifery practice.
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||Demonstrate a satisfactory level of midwifery practice according to the national practice standards for registered midwives at beginning midwife level.||
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
|2||Know and behave in accordance with National Competency Standards for the Midwife (NMBA, 2010) and International Code of Ethics for Midwives (ICM, 2014) and Code of Professional Conduct for Midwives (NMBA, 2018).||
|3||Have completed the allocated practice hours for the course.||
3.2, 3.3, 7.3
|4||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|
|3||Standard 3: Demonstrates the capability and accountability for midwifery practice|
|3.2||The midwife practises within relevant legal parameters and professional standards, codes and guidelines|
|3.3||The midwife participates in own continuing professional development to maintain the required knowledge and skill base for safe and effective practice|
|4||Standard 4: Undertakes comprehensive assessments|
|5||Standard 5: Develops a plan for midwifery practice|
|6||Standard 6: Provides safety and quality in midwifery practice|
|7||Standard 7: Evaluates outcomes to improve midwifery practice|
|7.3||The midwife uses evaluation and reflection to inform future practice and professional development|
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HLT310 and HLT311 and enrolled in Program SC393 Session 4 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||SONIA|
|Refer to Format||SONIA|
|All - Assessment Task 1:ANMAC Midwifery Practice Experience|
Completion of the requirements for ANMAC Midwife Accreditation Standard 3:Program of study.
Submit: one week after the completion of clinical placement. Details regarding the MPE evidence will be provided by the course coordinator on the course Canvas site. MPE Record: Evidence of your MPE is collected progressively throughout the program and assessed in HLT132, HLT207, HLT202, HLT311 and HLT312. You may be required to undertake additional placement hours in order to complete all MPEs.
|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 Practice Standards for Registered Midwives at a beginning midwife 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 progressive 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 details.
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||Sally Pairman,Sally K. Tracy,Hannah Dahlen,Lesley Dixon||2022||Midwifery||5th||Elsevier|
Uniform and enclosed shoes. Evidence of mandatory requirements.
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