|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Nursing and Midwifery|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|Grading basis :||Pass/Not Pass|
|Version produced :||22 May 2022|
Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: MID2199
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.
The assessment in this course is competency-based. Students will achieve either a pass or fail for each assessment. Students need to pass all assessment items to successfully complete the course. These competency items form part of the USQ accreditation agreement with the accrediting organisation/s (where relevant).
This clinical practice 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.