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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Unit aim

Provides the basis for the midwife to facilitate and support the woman as decision-maker in optimising the health of the woman and her baby in the postnatal period. Students will discuss the psychophysiological responses in the postnatal period.

Unit content

  • Midwifery care for the well woman and her baby during the postnatal period
  • The psychophysiological responses for the mother in the postnatal period
  • The psychophysiological responses of the neonatal in the postnatal period
  • Medication and drug calculations

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.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 discuss the midwife’s role as facilitator to support women in decision making that optimises the health and wellbeing of the new family
2 provide evidence-informed care for the well woman and her baby across the postnatal period
3 discuss the psychophysiological responses in the postnatal period
4 demonstrate proficiency in drug calculations.

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

  1. discuss the midwife’s role as facilitator to support women in decision making that optimises the health and wellbeing of the new family
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  2. provide evidence-informed care for the well woman and her baby across the postnatal period
    • GA1:
    • GA6:
  3. discuss the psychophysiological responses in the postnatal period
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  4. demonstrate proficiency in drug calculations.
    • GA4:

Prescribed texts

  • Bayes, S & de-Vitry Smith, S-A, 2018, Skills for Midwifery Practice, Australian and New Zealand edition, 1st edn, Elsevier, Australia. ISBN: 978-0-7295-4277-7.
  • Book set 1 & 2 : Pairman, S, Tracy, S, Dahlen, H & Dixon, L, 2019, Midwifery: Preparation for Practice , 4th edn, Elsevier, Australia. ISBN: 9780729542678 .
  • Pollard, M, 2018, Evidence-Based Care for Breastfeeding Mothers: A resource for midwives and allied healthcare professionals, 2nd edn, Routledge, London. ISBN: 978113860831.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.