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|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)|
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
|Contact hours:||Theoretical component 36 hours; clinical practicum 24 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 reviews definitions of the midwife, drawing on historical, philosophical, art, scientific and cultural elements. Midwifery practice is examined according to professional organisations, e.g. the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (“ANMAC”), Australian College of Midwives (ACM), and Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) through the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (“NMBA”). The scope of midwifery practice, competencies, professional responsibilities of a midwife (e.g. primary care, referral role and education, models of care, and maternity services available to childbearing women) are presented. Women's health issues across the lifespan are explored.
Assessment task 1: Assignment 1 (2500 words) 60%
Assessment task 2: Assignment 2 (1500 words) 40%
The interim competency of the Victorian Standardised Clinical Assessment Tool for Midwifery Students is to be completed. This is a pass/fail assessment.
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 AHPRA for registration as a ‘midwife’, NMBA.
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