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NS5214 - Professional Midwifery Care

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

Professional Midwifery Care is designed to encapsulate aspects of the art and science of midwifery practice through discussion of the socio-historical, cultural and political issues for midwives, ethico-legal concerns, and contemporary professional issues.

Learning Outcomes

  • plan ongoing professional development into the medium term to meet identified learning needs;
  • critically analyse how their reflective practice will influence their professional development over the course of the degree and their careers;
  • critically discuss the social and political forces that influence how midwifery practice in Australia is shaped;
  • critically discuss relationships between ethical, legal and professional behaviours in midwifery practice;
  • critically analyse the full scope of practice of the midwife as a practitioner, according to national and statutory requirements.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (50%) - Individual
  • Written > Self-reflection task - (50%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Portfolio - (%) - 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; achieve a satisfactory grade for the portfolio assessment task.

Prerequisites: NS5131 AND NS5132

Availabilities

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Workload expectations:

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

  • 60 hours - Online learning activities
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

External, Study Period 11
Census Date 09-Dec-2021
Workload expectations:

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

  • 60 hours - Online learning activities
  • 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.