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NS2221 - Planning and Promoting a Healthy Pregnancy

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

The underpinning philosophy of woman-centered, value based care is foundational to this subject. Students will explore aspects of pregnancy planning, reproduction, conception and fetal development and how these influence the outcome of a healthy newborn baby. In particular, students will focus on the promotion of a healthy outcome of pregnancy and the midwife's advocacy role to support women to make choices about their care.

Learning Outcomes

  • outline the evidence base for continuity of care in support of a woman centred approach to midwifery care;
  • explain the anatomy and physiology across the continuum of care;
  • describe the role of the midwife in screening and assessment in promoting a healthy pregnancy outcome;
  • plan and implement strategies for ethical and culturally safe midwifery care including the provision of education and information using appropriate media technologies;
  • apply the NMBA Midwifery Standards for Practice (2018) in supporting woman centred care.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (50%) - Individual
  • Participation > Class participation - (%) - Individual
  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (30%) - Individual
  • Recruit 2 women for Continuity of Care Experiences; must pass hurdle assessment - (%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Portfolio - (%) - Individual
  • 10% group oral presentation; 10% individual case notes - (20%) - Group & 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 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 at least 50% for the examination; achieve a satisfactory grade for the portfolio assessment task and PEP; recruit two women for CCE. Examinations may be scheduled outside regular university examination period.

Prerequisites: NS1003


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 23-Mar-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.