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Coffs Harbour
Gold Coast

Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Faculty/College

Faculty of Health

Unit aim

Deepens students' knowledge and builds upon their understanding of the social determinants of health from a midwifery perspective.  Explores the different ways in which pregnancy and childbirth change peoples’ lives. This knowledge will be provide the basis for the midwife to become an educator to support the woman and/or her partner as decision-makers in optimising the health of the woman and her baby. Ethical theories, dilemmas and legal principles are introduced.

Unit content

  • Optimising woman and baby well-being across the childbearing continuum
  • Midwife as educator – pregnancy
  • Providing and supporting midwifery continuity of care
  • Reflection on and in practice
  • Introduction to ethics and legal principles in practice
     

Learning outcomes

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:
1 discuss the midwife’s role as educator to support women in decision making that optimises the health and wellbeing of the woman and her baby during pregnancy
2 apply ethical theories to discussions on common dilemmas in practice
3 apply legal principles to discuss the woman’s right in health care practice
4 reflect on clinical learning and assess developing skills in midwifery practice, including evidence-based practice, clinical reasoning and decision-making
5 demonstrate evidence of midwifery competency, including continuity of care, based upon the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia's Midwife Standards for Practice and Codes

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

  1. discuss the midwife’s role as educator to support women in decision making that optimises the health and wellbeing of the woman and her baby during pregnancy
  2. apply ethical theories to discussions on common dilemmas in practice
  3. apply legal principles to discuss the woman’s right in health care practice
  4. reflect on clinical learning and assess developing skills in midwifery practice, including evidence-based practice, clinical reasoning and decision-making
  5. demonstrate evidence of midwifery competency, including continuity of care, based upon the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia's Midwife Standards for Practice and Codes

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.