NS5133 - Healthy Labour, Birth and the Puerperium
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Healthcare Sciences
This subject is underpinned by the primary health care principles of woman centred
and value base care. The focus is to provide safe and appropriate care to labouring
and birthing women. Content includes, supporting physiological knowledge and midwifery
skills related to women and their families in normal labour, birth and the puerperium.
The role of the midwife in establishing and supporting breastfeeding will be developed.
Students will explore the physiological adaptation of the well neonate to extra uterine
life. Examination of the well newborn will be introduced.
- apply and demonstrate the physiology and midwifery care of normal labour, birth and
the puerperium to well women and neonates;
- describe the physiology of lactation;
- discuss the physiological adaptations the fetus experiences in labour;
- describe the physiological adaptation to extra uterine life for a healthy, term neonate;
- recruit five (5) and complete five (5) 'Continuity of Care' experiences for women
by the end of the second semester;
- further explore the concept of value based care for midwifery practice in accordance
with NMBA Midwifery Standards for Practice (2018) when caring for well women and their
- discuss the role of the midwife in supporting breastfeeding women including the World
Health Organization's (WHO) 10 steps to successful breastfeeding and the 7 point plan
for supporting breastfeeding in the community.
||NS5131 AND NS5132
Study Period 2
|Census Date 29-Aug-2019
||Mrs Helen Coxhead
||Mrs Helen Coxhead, Dr Marie McAuliffe.
- 130 hours - (Indicative) self directed online learning and assessment
- 13 weeks professional Experience
|Method of Delivery:
||WWW - LearnJCU
||end of semester exam (50%); submission of professional experiences: evidence of attendance at 25 antenatal visits;
attendance at 25 postnatal visits; 15 being with women in labour and birth as the
primary accoucher; 20 complex midwifery care experiences; 5 continuity of care experiences
completed; 5 more continuity of care experiences recruited; 5 clinical competencies;
2 student evaluation forms from clinical placement. [sat/unsat] (%); assignments (50%); four online quizzes as hurdles. students must compete and gain a minimum mark of 70%
on each quiz in order to pass the subject (%); complete cord blood gas module of the k2 fetal monitoring training program [sat/unsat] (%).
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