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NS3991 - Midwifery Clinical Practice 1

Credit points: 6
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This subject will provide students with extended clinical experience to develop their role of the midwife in providing woman centered care in alignment with the NMBA Midwifery Standards of Practice (2018). Students will apply their knowledge and skills to assess and plan evidence-based midwifery care in partnership with the woman. Decision making and reflective practice are emphasised to ensure safe and effective care is provided for both the woman and her baby in both hospital and community setting. Extended and applied midwifery practice will focus on normal with an introduction to the variations from normal.

Learning Outcomes

  • apply principles of woman centered care in the provision of midwifery practice;
  • utilise assessment data to identify, plan and review midwifery care of the woman and her newborn;
  • demonstrate practical application of evidence based midwifery practice;
  • apply the NMBA Midwifery Standards of Practice (2018) in the provision of midwifery care;
  • evaluate own care through reflective practice.

Subject Assessment

  • Participation > Class participation - (%) - Individual
  • Recruit 2 women for Continuity of Care Experiences; must pass hurdle assessment - (%) - Individual
  • Written > Case study analysis - (30%) - Individual
  • Written > ePoster - (30%) - Individual
  • Written > Reflection/reflective task 1 - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Workbook - (%) - 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 tutorial classes and 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 assessment task, K2 modules and PEP; recruit two women for CCE.

Prerequisites: NS3228


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Non-standard start/end 19-Jun-2023 to 17-Nov-2023
Coordinator: Mrs Helen Coxhead, Mrs Michelle McElroy
Lecturers: Mrs Helen Coxhead, Dr Marie McAuliffe, Mrs Michelle McElroy.
Workload expectations:
  • 8 hours tutorials
  • 12 hours specialised - Clinical skills workshops
  • 240 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.