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MID2102 Foundations for Midwifery Practice

Short Description: Foundations for Midwifery Prac
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Nursing and Midwifery
Student contribution band : Band 1
ASCED code : 060303 - Midwifery
Grading basis : Graded


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in the following Program: BMID
Co-requisite: MID2199


This course aims to provide the student with foundational knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of maternal, fetal 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 normal physiological labour and birth care and care during the postnatal period. There will be an introduction to content associated with the neonate such as examination of the newborn, infant feeding, and provide a foundation prior to and in association with undertaking a midwifery placement. This course contains two mandatory residential schools.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2021 External
Date printed 30 November 2021