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NS3229 - Newborn Challenges and Midwifery Care

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

This subject builds on student's theoretical knowledge and clinical skills when caring for the newborn including infants who are experiencing complex care in the special care nursery. Students will gain experience working within a collaborative multidisciplinary healthcare team in the care of newborns and their families who face challenges including grief and loss.

Learning Outcomes

  • explain the principles of support for the newborn requiring complex care;
  • develop strategies for the supportive care of the unwell neonate;
  • appraise evidence based practice to support the provision of family-centred newborn care within the multidisciplinary team;
  • apply NMBA (2018) Midwife standards for practice in the provision of midwifery care.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (50%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (%) - Individual
  • Participation > Class participation - (%) - Individual
  • Written > Case study analysis - (30%) - Individual
  • Written > Concept map - (20%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Portfolio - (%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) - (%) - 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 on-campus tutorials; 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 a satisfactory grade for the portfolio, OSCE, medication calculations quiz, and PEP; achieve at least 50% for the examination. Examinations may be scheduled outside regular university examination period.

Prerequisites: NS3228


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Non-standard start/end 19-Jun-2023 to 17-Nov-2023
Coord/Lect: Mrs Gillian Harris.
Workload expectations:
  • 10 hours lectures
  • 20 hours tutorials
  • 10 hours online activity
  • 10 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.