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Trimester 1, Trimester 2
|Unit chair:||D Phillips|
|Contact hours:||Theoretical component 36 hours; clinical practicum 120 hours|
Lectures are conducted on-campus at Burwood and videoconferenced to other venues.
Online teaching methods and independent learning activities require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.
This unit examines the physiology of the puerperium and the healthy newborn infant immediately following birth; incorporates midwifery care of the women after birth including family planning, sexuality and relationships. It also covers newborn infant behaviour, nutritional needs and breastfeeding; neonatal screening tests, immunisation; and community resources available for the woman and her infant. Emphasis is placed upon woman-centred care, the midwife's responsibilities as a primary health provider including a referral role to other health professionals; health promotion and education.
Written assignment 50% (1500 words), examination (2 hours) 50%
Satisfactory completion of the Victorian Standardised Clinical Assessment Tool for Midwifery Students (competency based learning), incorporating the Australian Midwifery Council's National Competency Standards for the Midwife. They include: Administering Injections to the Newborn Infant; Breastfeeding Challenges for the Mother and Baby, Facilitating Breastfeeding for the Mother and Baby, Mother and Baby Wellbeing Assessment following Birth; Care of the Woman who has had a Caesarean Section and Blood Screening of the Newborn Baby. These are pass/fail assessments. Students are required to maintain a Midwifery Portfolio including reflective practice entries. Commencement and continuation of Continuity of Care experiences (minimum of 10 hours each). 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).
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.