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|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)|
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
|Contact hours:||Theoretical component 36 hours; clinical practicum 120 hours|
Classes are conducted at Burwood (Melbourne) and videoconferenced to other venues.
Cloud (online) teaching methods and independent learning activities require access to 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 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.
Assessment task 1: Written assignment (1500 words) 50%
Assessment task 2: 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).
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