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NS5134 - Challenges to the Pregnancy, Birth and Postnatal Continuum

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

Incorporating the philosophy of woman-centred care, this subject will focus on perinatal challenges in the pregnancy continuum. A perinatal challenge is an event that impacts on a woman's pregnancy or on a newborn's adaption to extrauterine life which, when corrected, enables the woman or the newborn to return to a normal pathway. The content will explore the physiological and pathophysiological processes that can lead to the development of these challenges and the midwifery skills, knowledge and care that can provide the necessary interventions to resolve the challenge for the woman and newborn.

Learning Outcomes

  • outline the physiological and pathophysiological processes that underpin perinatal challenges that women and newborns can experience in the pregnancy continuum;
  • critically analyse midwifery knowledge, skills and care required for women and newborns experiencing a perinatal challenge in the pregnancy continuum, utilising the latest research and evidence based practice;
  • demonstrate woman-centred reflective skills in the context of women and newborns experiencing a perinatal challenge in the pregnancy continuum.
Prerequisites: NS5131 AND NS5132


External, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coordinator: Dr Karen Yates
Lecturers: Dr Karen Yates, Mrs Helen Coxhead, Mrs Gillian Harris.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); assignments (40%); completion of k2 modules - intrapartum ctg and antenatal ctg + assessment tool for these modules [sat/unsat] (%); wiki activities x 2 (20%).

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