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Unit of Study MIDW1005 - Well Woman - Pregnancy, Labour and Birth, Postnatal (2024)

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      Please note this unit has assessments scheduled in Week 7 which will require attendance on-campus. Details will be provided closer to the time.

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Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

discuss evidence-informed midwifery care for the well woman and her fetus/baby across the childbearing continuum

discuss the midwife’s role in facilitating informed choice during pregnancy, labour and birth, and the postnatal period

identify the midwife’s role in decision-making, consultation, and referral guidelines in facilitating safety and quality in health care

explore and discuss the importance of continuity of care and woman-centred care when working with the woman and her fetus/baby across the childbearing continuum

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Prescribed Texts
  • Chapman, V., & Charles, C. , 2018, The Midwife’s Labour and Birth Handbook, 4th edn, John Wiley & Sons Inc. ISBN: 1119235111.
  • De-Vitry Smith, S., & Bayes, S., 2018, Skills for midwifery practice Australian & New Zealand edition, Elsevier, Chatswood, NSW. ISBN: 9780729542777.
  • Pairman, S., Tracy, S. K., Dahlen, H., & Dixon, L., 2019, Midwifery: preparation for practice, 4th edn, Churchill Livingstone, Elsevier, NSW, Australia. ISBN: 9780729542678.
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