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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

Consolidates learning and applies accumulated theoretical knowledge and skills to a selected area of midwifery practice. The unit provides an opportunity to enhance and deepen the student's capacity to undertake the role of the professional midwife within a rural/remote, metropolitan or international setting, taking into consideration the geo-socio-political and regulatory context.

Unit content

  • The midwife's role within the broader socio-political context
  • Evaluation of the effectiveness of an intervention
  • Critical evaluation of own performance

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.

GA1: , GA2: , GA3: , GA4: , GA5: , GA6: , GA7:
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 critically apply the geo-socio-political and regulatory context to an area of midwifery practice
2 critically review and appraise current evidence-informed maternity practices and how this impacts upon quality care provision and the evidence that informs clinical decision-making within midwifery
3 critically explore a qualitative data collection and analysis method
4 assess, plan and implement safe midwifery care of women within their childbearing episode

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

  1. critically apply the geo-socio-political and regulatory context to an area of midwifery practice
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA7:
  2. critically review and appraise current evidence-informed maternity practices and how this impacts upon quality care provision and the evidence that informs clinical decision-making within midwifery
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
  3. critically explore a qualitative data collection and analysis method
    • GA1:
  4. assess, plan and implement safe midwifery care of women within their childbearing episode
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
    • GA6:
    • GA7:

Prescribed texts

  • Jirojwong, S, Johnson, M & Welch, A, 2014, Research Methods in Nursing and Midwifery: pathways to evidence-based practice , 2nd edn, Oxford University Press, Victoria.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.