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MID2399 Midwifery Practice 3

Units : 1
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: MID2199 and MID2299


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 apply midwifery principles when providing collaborative care for women during induction of labour. Further, students will develop skills to evaluate maternal and infant wellbeing at birth, postnatally and assist with the initiation of breastfeeding. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to work with a midwife in a midwifery clinical setting, providing care for women throughout labour and birth. This course enables the student to blend foundational knowledge with critical thinking and professional reflection.

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 course enables students to provide midwifery care as a primary carer to strengthen midwifery skills when supporting women and their families during labour and birth. In this course students will demonstrate assessment skills, critical thinking, reflection and the ability to prioritise labour and birth care within a woman-centred partnership model of care. Students will further develop clinical skills in providing non-pharmaceutical, physiological and psychological labour support. Students will demonstrate ability to perform and interpret the use of cardiotocograph during labour, midwifery labour assessments skills and care of a women as she progresses through labour.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 External
Semester 2, 2022 External
Date printed 22 May 2022