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NS2221 - Planning and Promoting a Healthy Pregnancy

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
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.
Prerequisites: NS1003


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Mrs Gillian Harris
Lecturers: Mrs Gillian Harris, Mrs Michelle McElroy.
Workload expectations:
  • 10 hours lectures - 1 hour per week
  • 20 hours tutorials - Face-to-face/online tutorials
  • 20 hours practicals - Clinical lab hours
  • 80 hours placement
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); pep: amsat tool (pass/fail) (%); assignments (30%); professional portfolio (sat/unsat) (%); presentation (20%); recruit 2x cces (%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Examinations may be scheduled outside regular university examination period - refer to NM Year Planner. Submit all items of assessment; 100% attendance at Clinical Lab sessions; Professional Portfolio (sat/unsat); Achieve a cumulative score of 50% or more for the subject; Continuity of Care Experiences - students recruit two CCE women.

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