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MID2102 Foundations for Midwifery Practice

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


This course aims to provide the student with foundational knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of maternal, foetal and placental development in conjunction with the changes to the reproductive system. Content will assist students to recognise and understand subsequent maternal adjustments to pregnancy, preparation for labour and birth, breastfeeding and the immediate postpartum period. Additionally, this course aims to provide the student with knowledge to develop effective and competent care to assess women during the antenatal period, with a significant focus on physiological labour and birth labour and birth and in the postnatal period. There will be a global orientation for more complex issues, with an introduction to variations of birth. The inclusion of content associated with the neonate such as examination of the newborn, infant feeding, documentation and caesarean section provide a foundation prior to and in association with undertaking a midwifery placement.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2016 External