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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

Enable students to commence, sustain and reflect upon further continuity experiences. Introduces basic principles of emotional and mental wellbeing within the childbearing continuum. Provides students with an understanding of the midwife’s role in relation to the regulatory framework of practice.

Unit content

  • Introduction to assessing emotional and mental wellbeing
  • National regulatory framework of midwifery practice in Australia
  • Providing and supporting continuity of care
  • Reflection on and 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 critically analyse principles of emotional and mental wellbeing within the childbearing continuum
2 explore and reflect on the regulatory framework of midwifery in Australia
3 demonstrate continuity of care in midwifery practice
4 reflect on clinical learning, and assess developing skills in midwifery practice, including evidence-based practice, clinical reasoning and decision making.

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

  1. critically analyse principles of emotional and mental wellbeing within the childbearing continuum
  2. explore and reflect on the regulatory framework of midwifery in Australia
  3. demonstrate continuity of care in midwifery practice
  4. reflect on clinical learning, and assess developing skills in midwifery practice, including evidence-based practice, clinical reasoning and decision making.

Prescribed texts

  • Thomson, G & Schmied, V (eds), 2017, Psychosocial Resilience & Risk in the Perinatal Period: Implications & guidance for professionals, 1st edn, Routledge. ISBN: 9781138101586.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.