|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: MID3199 and MID3299
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. This course provides the student with skills to plan, implement and evaluate continuity of care under the supervision of a midwife in a midwifery clinical setting. Students will apply midwifery principles when providing collaborative care of women and their babies in a continuity of care model. This course enables the student to blend 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 and their families and babies in a continuity of care model. Students will employ a holistic approach to assessment and management of women. The course employs a holistic approach to assessment and management as students extend their prior learning by applying knowledge to continuity of care. This course will facilitate the development of students' personal and therapeutic communication skills with the aim of producing learners who are able to demonstrate assessment skills, critical thinking, reflection, the ability to prioritise and the safe transfer of theory to the real world of practice and to subsequent courses of study.