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Unit details

HNM703 - Contexts of Midwifery Practice

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Diane Phillips

Prerequisite:

HNM701, HNM702

Contact hours: Theoretical component 36 hours; clinical practicum 24 hours

Note:

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.

Content

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

Assessment task 1: Assignment (1500 words) 40%
Assessment task 2: Assignment (3000 words) 60%
Assessment task 3: Clinical assessment (24 hours) Pass/Fail

Clinical assessment

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.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$769$615$2487$3076

* 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.

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