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NS3228 - Midwifery Practice and Complex Care

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This subject builds student knowledge of physiological and pathophysiological processes to meet the needs of women requiring complex care due to complications of pregnancy or pre-existing conditions. Students will examine the assessment, planning and evaluation of midwifery care that meets the needs of women within a multi-discipline team.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate knowledge of pathophysiological processes that may impact on the pregnancy, birth and postnatal continuum;
  • describe the role of the midwife in promoting woman centred care when complex collaborative care is required;
  • appraise the use of available health technology to support midwifery care in a complex care environment;
  • evaluate evidence based practice in the provision of care for women with complex needs.
Prerequisites: NS2003


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Mrs Helen Coxhead, Dr Marie McAuliffe
Lecturers: Mrs Helen Coxhead, Dr Marie McAuliffe, Mrs Michelle McElroy.
Workload expectations:
  • 20 hours lectures
  • 30 hours tutorials
  • 80 hours - Assignment preparation and self-directed learning
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); essays (30%); assignments (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; Achieve a cumulative score of 50% or more for the subject; Continuity of Care Experiences - students recruit two CCE women.

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.