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NS3991 - Midwifery Clinical Practice 1

Credit points: 6
Year: 2019
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.
Prerequisites: NS3228


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coordinator: Mrs Michelle McElroy
Lecturers: Mrs Helen Coxhead, Dr Marie McAuliffe, Miss Natalie Cusens, Mrs Michelle McElroy.
Workload expectations:
  • 20 hours tutorials - Online tutorials
  • 240 hours placement
Assessment: presentations (30%); assignments (40%); online unfolding scenario (30%); professional portfolio (%); recruit 2x cce (%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must complete and submit all items of assessment; Professional Portfolio 100% P/F; 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.