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NS2003 - Promoting Healthy Labour, Birth and the Post-natal Period

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This subject focuses on the normal physiological processes associated with pregnancy, labour and birth, establishing breastfeeding and care in the early postnatal period. Students will develop decision-making skills essential to woman-centred collaborative midwifery practice for both women and the newborn.

Learning Outcomes

  • outline factors that influence midwifery care focusing on normal physiological processes across the continuum of care;
  • describe the role of the midwife in advocating for and promoting physiological care across the pregnancy, birth and postnatal continuum;
  • appraise the use of available technology to support the implementation of culturally safe midwifery care including the provision of education and information.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (50%) - Individual
  • Participation > Class participation - (%) - Individual
  • Recruit 2 women for Continuity of Care Experiences; must pass hurdle assessment - (%) - Individual
  • Written > Case study analysis - (50%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Portfolio - (%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Professional placement performance - (%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Passing requirements: complete and submit all assessment items; participate in at least 80% of scheduled on-campus tutorial classes; participate in all clinical skills classes; achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties such as late penalties; achieve a satisfactory grade for the portfolio assessment task and PEP; achieve at least 50% for the examination; recruit 2 women as CCE. Examinations may be scheduled outside regular university examination period.

Prerequisites: NS2771 AND NS2221


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Coord/Lect: Mrs Gillian Harris.
Workload expectations:
  • 10 hours lectures
  • 20 hours tutorials
  • 20 hours specialised - Clinical skills workshops
  • 80 hours professional Experience

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.