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NS5136 - Pharmacology and Clinical Midwifery Practice

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This subject is underpinned by the core principles of primary health care, woman centred and value based care. Graduates will demonstrate the ability to critically reflect upon knowledge acquired in the clinical environment and facilitate care that is consistent with their skills and knowledge in an appropriate safe manner. Content will explore the midwifery skills which define contemporary midwifery practice. Graduates are expected to foster a supportive, holistic midwifery culture for all childbearing women and families they encounter in the pregnancy and birth continuum.

Learning Outcomes

  • apply a contemporary body of evidence-based knowledge to pharmacotherapeutics and clinical skills that are part of maternity care in Australia;
  • evaluate established and emerging evidence and concepts in maternity care against the NMBA Midwife standards for practice, code of conduct and the ICM code of ethics;
  • integrate culturally appropriate collaborative care in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander childbearing women and their families.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Reflection/reflective task 1 - (50%) - Individual
  • Written > Critical Analysis - (50%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Passing requirements: complete and submit all assessment items; achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties such as late penalties.


Study Period 1, External
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Coord/Lect: Mrs Gillian Harris.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 10 hours online interactive lectures
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

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.