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MID2299 Midwifery Practice 2

Semester 1, 2016 External
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Nursing and Midwifery
Student contribution band : National Priority - Nursing
ASCED code : 060303 - Midwifery

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Staffing

Examiner: Bridget Roache

Rationale

Midwifery practice is an ordered sequence of clinical experiences enabling progressive development and application of evidence-based knowledge for the advancement of clinical skills necessary to deliver effective care. Students will build midwifery practice principles that focus on the health and wellbeing of childbearing women and their babies. Students will have the opportunity to work with a midwife in a midwifery clinical setting, providing care for women throughout pregnancy labour, birth and the dyad in the postnatal setting.

Synopsis

This course enables students to develop beginning clinical midwifery skills and practices related to practical examination, monitoring of the unborn baby and breastfeeding. The course has a significant focus on the development of skills for the student to monitor maternal wellbeing, progression of pregnancy and antenatal monitoring and breastfeeding skills.

Students will also develop skills in providing child birth education for the woman and her family. Finally, this course will introduce students to the concepts of reflective practice and life-long learning.

Objectives

On completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate professional conduct including using effective communication skills and evidence-based philosophy to maintain collaborative and supportive relationships with women, their families and health professionals in a culturally appropriate manner;
  2. Demonstrate competence in assessing and monitoring optimal foetal growth and maternal wellness in the antenatal setting;
  3. Perform physical antenatal assessments with preservation of the woman?s dignity, confidentiality and in accordance to specific beliefs, customs and culture;
  4. Demonstrate the provision of information to facilitate informed decision-making by woman in relation to choices of models of care;
  5. Demonstrate timely and appropriate antenatal investigations, screening measures and foetal monitoring;
  6. Demonstrate competence in inserting a urinary catheter;
  7. Demonstrate knowledge of feeding cues and assist the woman to initiate breastfeeding.

Topics

Description Weighting(%)
1. Interpersonal communication 5.00
2. Antenatal assessment 20.00
3. Antenatal investigations and screening 20.00
4. Insertion of urinary catheter 5.00
5. Breastfeeding 20.00
6. Industry packages
Neonatal Resuscitation
Maternal Resuscitation
Safe sleeping
20.00
7. Community Placement 10.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://bookshop.usq.edu.au/bookweb/subject.cgi?year=2016&sem=01&subject1=MID2299)

Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://bookshop.usq.edu.au/contact/)

  • Johnson, R & Taylor, W 2011, Skills for Midwifery Practice, 3rd edn, Elsevier, Sydney.
  • MacDonald, S, Magill-Cuerdin, J & Warwick, C 2012, Mayes Midwifery, Baillierre Tindall, New York.
  • Pairman, S, Pincombe, J, Thorogood, C & Tracy, S 2015, Midwifery: Preparation for Practice, 3rd edn, Elsevier, Sydney.
  • National Health and Medical Research Council. (2012). Clinical Practice Guidelines Antenatal Care: Module 1. Commonwealth of Australia.

Reference materials

Reference materials are materials that, if accessed by students, may improve their knowledge and understanding of the material in the course and enrich their learning experience.
  • Queensland Maternity and Neonatal Clinical Guideline 2011, Resuscitation: neonatal, Queensland Government, Brisbane.

Student workload expectations

Activity Hours
Assessments 10.00
Clinical Experience 165.00

Assessment details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Notes
Industry Packages 1 25 26 Jun 2016 (see note 1)
Learning Tool 1 25 26 Jun 2016 (see note 2)
Placement Evaluation 1 25 26 Jun 2016 (see note 3)
Placement Reflection 1 25 26 Jun 2016 (see note 4)

NOTES
  1. DUE DATES 1 week following completion of MPE
  2. DUE DATES 1 week following completion of MPE
  3. DUE DATES 1 week following completion of MPE
  4. DUE DATES 1 week following completion of MPE

Important assessment information

  1. Attendance requirements:
    There are no weekly oncampus attendance requirements, however it is the students? responsibility to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.

  2. Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
    To successfully complete the practice experience, students must demonstrate that they have completed the required hours and achieved the ANF competency standards and clinical assessments. To satisfactorily complete each assessment item students must receive 100% (a mark of 1) for each item.

  3. Penalties for late submission of required work:
    Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)

  4. Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
    To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must satisfactorialy attend the residential school, satisfactorily attend practice experience, submit all items and achieve 100% for the course. .

  5. Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
    As P is the only passing grade available for this course, all students who are qualified for a passing grade will be given a grade of P. Other students will be given either a Failing grade or an Incomplete grade.

  6. Examination information:
    NO EXAM: There is no examination in this course.

  7. Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
    NO EXAM: There will be no deferred or supplementary examinations or assessments.

  8. University Student Policies:
    Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.

Assessment notes

  1. Students must familiarise themselves with the USQ Assessment Procedures (http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL).

  2. Referencing in Assignments must comply with the APA referencing system. This system should be used by students to format details of the information sources they have cited in their work. The APA style to be used is defined by the USQ library?s referencing guide. These policies can be found at //www.usq.edu.au/library/referencing

Evaluation and benchmarking

In meeting the University?s aims to establish quality learning and teaching for all programs, this course monitors and ensures quality assurance and improvements in at least two ways. This course:

  1. conforms to the USQ Policy on Evaluation of Teaching, Courses and Programs to ensure ongoing monitoring and systematic improvement.
  2. forms part of the Bachelor of Midwifery (Graduate Entry) and is benchmarked against the
  • internal USQ accreditation/reaccreditation processes which include (i) stringent standards in the independent accreditation of its academic programs, (ii) close integration between business and academic planning, and (iii) regular and rigorous review.
  • professional accreditation standards of the Australian Nursing & Midwifery Accreditation Council, (ANMAC).
  • comparative activities and performance of Bachelor of Nursing and the Australian Nursing & Midwifery Accreditation Council, (ANMAC).