HNM314 - Issues and Trends in Midwifery Practice
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), CBD, Warrnambool, Waterfront (Geelong)
Normally students must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery to enrol in this unit
Waterfront (Geelong): Margaret Pszczolkowski, Warrnambool: Erin Guiney
Note:You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.
This is the final midwifery specific unit that forms part of the Professional Studies in Nursing and Midwifery cluster and it builds on all previous units of study by providing students with the opportunities to explore issues influencing contemporary midwifery practice. Opportunities are provided for students to critically examine issues of women’s health care related to social, cultural, political and ethical frameworks. It is expected that during the two (2) week clinical placement students will apply and integrate knowledge and skills learned in this unit and all previous units to comprehend the role of a Division 1 registered nurse who also holds endorsement as a midwife in contemporary nursing and midwifery practice in a variety of health care and maternity service settings.
Written assignment 1: 40% (equivalent to 1000 words)
Written assignment 2: 60% (equivalent to 2000 words)
Clinical assessment: Pass/Fail (equivalent to 1000 words)
Failure of the clinical component will lead to a fail in this unit and may lead to exclusion.
All Midwifery Skills for the course are required to be completed. During this final midwifery unit students will focus on consolidating knowledge, skills and attributes as part of their transition to graduate nurse/midwife and supported by a two (2) week midwifery clinical placement.
Hurdle: Midwifery Portfolio
To meet the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia's midwife registration requirements students upon completion of clinical placement, are required to submit their Midwifery Portfolio.
Complete Continuity of Care experiences with women during pregnancy, birth, and following birth
(10 hours per experience).
Department of Human Services policy and Working with Children Act
In accordance with Department of Human Services policy*, all students are required to undertake a National Police Record Check prior to clinical placements in each calendar year of their course. In accordance with the Working with Children Act 2005**, all students are required to undertake a Working with Children Check at commencement of the course. Students who fail to obtain a Police Record Check and a Working with Children Check prior to the commencement of clinical placement will not be able to undertake clinical placement and this will impede progress in the course. Students may also be required to declare their immunisation status to satisfy the requirements of health organisations where they will be undertaking their clinical learning experience. A health organisation may refuse to accept a student for placement if the student’s immunisation status is not satisfactory to the health organisation.
* Department of Human Services 2007, Service agreement information kit for funded organisations 2006–2009, State Government of Victoria, Melbourne, retrieved 1 July 2007.
** Department of Justice 2007, Working with Children Act 2005, Victoria, Australia retrieved April 2012
Unit Fee Information
|Student Contribution Rate*||Student Contribution Rate**||Fee rate - Domestic Students||Fee rate - International students|
* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.