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NS2277 - Midwifery Practice For Normal Labour, Birth and the Postnatal Period

[Not offered in 2023]

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

The underpinning philosophy of woman-centered, value based care is foundational to this subject. Students will explore normal labour, birth and postnatal period and how these influence the outcome of a healthy newborn baby. Students will focus on the midwife's advocacy role to support women to make choices about their care.

Learning Outcomes

  • apply the NMBA Midwifery Standards for Practice (2018) in supporting woman centred care;
  • explain the anatomy and physiology of labour, birth and the postnatal period;
  • describe the role of the midwife in providing evidence based care during the intrapartum and postnatal periods;
  • Identify how continuity of care promotes physiological labour, birth and early parenting;
  • plan and implement strategies for culturally safe midwifery care including the provision of education and information using appropriate media including available technologies.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (40%) - Individual
  • Participation > Class participation - (%) - Individual
  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (30%) - Individual
  • Written > Critical appraisal/review - (30%) - 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 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

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