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

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
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.
Prerequisites: NS2771 AND NS2221


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coordinator: Mrs Gillian Harris
Lecturers: Mrs Helen Coxhead, Mrs Gillian Harris, Mrs Michelle McElroy.
Workload expectations:
  • 10 hours lectures
  • 20 hours tutorials
  • 20 hours practicals
  • 80 hours professional Experience
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (50%); professional portfolio (pass/fail) (%); pep: amsat tool (pass/fail) (%); recruit 1x continuity of care (%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Examinations may be scheduled outside regular university examination period - refer to NM Year Planner. Students must complete and submit all assessment items.

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.