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MID2499 Midwifery Practice 4

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 or Co-requisite: MID2399


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 apply the concepts of holistic and theoretical analysis to provide professional and competent skills to women as they progress during labour. Students will employ a holistic approach to assessment and management of women in relation to induction of labour and of epidural analgesia. This course will enable the student to develop skills to care for the infant at birth and assess maternal and infant wellbeing following birth. The student will apply knowledge and critical thinking to assist in initiating breastfeeding, sampling of blood from the infant and administration of an injection to the infant.

Course offers

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