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MID2201 Developing the Midwife Practitioner

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

Requisites

Pre-requisite: MID2101 and MID2102

Synopsis

This course aims to provide students with the knowledge to develop their skills in providing antenatal care, intrapartum care, birth and postnatal care as the primary carer for the woman and her infant. This course complements MID2102 Foundations for Midwifery Practice and builds on uncomplicated midwifery care with the introduction of complicated issues of pregnancy, labour, birth and care of the baby. Students will explore preterm labour, induction of labour, assisted births, caesarean section and Vaginal Birth After Caesarean Section (VBAC) in relation to physiological and psychological contexts. There is a focus on pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical therapies for pain management during labour and potential implications on the infant. This course will combine early parenting skills with infant feeding strategies to enable students to provide best practice in supporting women.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2016 Online