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NS3228 - Midwifery Practice and Complex Care

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
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. 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.

Subject Assessment

  • Invigilated > End of semester exam - (50%)
  • Non-Invigilated > Essays - (30%)
  • Non-Invigilated > Assignments - (20%)
  • Recruit 2x CCEs - (%)
  • Complete K2 modules (NGP) - (%).

Special Assessment Requirements

Examinations may be scheduled outside regular university examination period - refer to NM year planner. Students must complete and 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.

Prerequisites: NS2003


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Coordinator: Mrs Helen Coxhead, Mrs Michelle McElroy
Lecturers: Mrs Helen Coxhead, Dr Marie McAuliffe, Professor Melanie Birks, Mrs Michelle McElroy.
Workload expectations:
  • 20 hours lectures
  • 30 hours tutorials
  • 80 hours - Assignment preparation and self-directed learning

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.