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MID3202 Family Health and Mental Wellbeing in Midwifery Practice

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 : Graded
Version produced : 22 May 2022


Pre-requisite: MID3101 and MID3102 and MID3199 and MID3299


This course will enable the student to develop an understanding of the importance of mental health during pregnancy and the impact of mental illness in pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period. Content presented provides students with relevant information surrounding child protection, cultural awareness and safety, legal obligations and cues to identify mental health issues in families and individuals.

This course aims to provide the student with knowledge and skills aligned with family health and mental wellbeing. Mental health disorders will be explored and the impact on attachment, early parenting, the baby and family. The midwives role in assessment and caring for women with a mental illness will be critically analysed. Exploration of maternal infant attachment theories and styles of attachment will occur together with their impact on infant mental health. Pregnancy loss, stillbirth and neonatal death and the impact on the family will also be examined.

Course offers

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