HNM701 - The Woman During Pregnancy, Labour and Birth
|Year||2017 unit information|
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)|
Only available to students enrolled in H676 Graduate Diploma of Midwifery
Theoretical component 96 hours; clinical practicum 156 hours
Classes are conducted at Burwood (Melbourne) and videoconferenced live to other venues.
Topics to be addressed in this unit include a review of the anatomy and physiology of human reproduction, pre-conceptual health, conception, embryology, fetal and placental development; anatomy and physiology of pregnancy, female pelvis, signs and symptoms of pregnancy and the intrapartum phase and mechanism of labour. Emphasis is placed upon midwifery health assessments incorporating physical, emotional and mental health of the woman and that of the fetus and soon after birth health assessment of the new mother and her infant. The midwife’s responsibilities as a primary health care provider including a referral and collaboration role with other health care professionals are presented, encompassing health promotion and education. Woman-centred is promoted to support individualised care incorporating socio-cultural diversity, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and women from other cultural groups; and supporting the needs of the community related to maternity services.
Assessment task 1: Two online examinations (1000 words) 20%
Assessment task 2: Assignment (5000 words) 50%
Assessment task 3: Examination (2 hours, 2000 words) 30%
Assessment task 4: Clinical assessment: (156 hours) Pass/Fail
Satisfactory completion of the Victorian Standardised Clinical Assessment Tool for Midwifery Students (competency based learning), incorporating the National Competency Standards for the Midwife. They include: Abdominal Examination of a Pregnant Woman; Care of the Woman Progressing in Labour; Initial Assessment of the Pregnant Woman; Ongoing Pregnancy Care; Parenting Education for the Woman and her Family and Performing and Interpreting a Cardiotocograph Tracing on a Pregnant Woman. These are pass/fail assessments. Students are required to maintain a Midwifery Portfolio including reflective practice entries and commence Continuity of Care experiences. Students are required to successfully complete practice requirements to support their application to Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) for registration as a 'midwife', Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA).
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