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Coffs Harbour
Gold Coast

Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Faculty/College

Faculty of Health

Co-requisites

MWF20003 Optimising Health in Complex Childbearing

Unit aim

Develops students' knowledge and skills to provide care for women and/or babies who require medical or surgical interventions during childbearing. Professional Experience is relevant to caring for women or babies who have complex problems. Students must demonstrate satisfactory progress towards attainment of mandatory practice requirements.

Unit content

  • Medication and IV fluid administration (adult and neonatal)
  • Pain management and anaesthetics
  • Complex assessments and medical interventions
  • Women who may require surgical intervention 
  • Maternity emergencies

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 safely calculate and administer adult and neonate medication and IV fluids
2 apply knowledge and skills to provide care for women and/or baby who requires complex assessments and/or interventions in pregnancy, labour or postpartum; including caesarean birth and maternity emergencies
3 demonstrate evidence of achieving midwifery competency based upon the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia [NMBA] Standards for Practice and Codes includes progress towards the practice requirements of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council [ANMAC]

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

  1. safely calculate and administer adult and neonate medication and IV fluids
  2. apply knowledge and skills to provide care for women and/or baby who requires complex assessments and/or interventions in pregnancy, labour or postpartum; including caesarean birth and maternity emergencies
  3. demonstrate evidence of achieving midwifery competency based upon the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia [NMBA] Standards for Practice and Codes includes progress towards the practice requirements of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council [ANMAC]

Prescribed texts

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