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NS5134 - Challenges to the Pregnancy, Birth and Postnatal Continuum

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Nursing, Midwifery & Nutrition (pre 2015)

Incorporating primary health care principles and the philosophy of woman centred and value based care (Page, 2000), this subject will focus on the pathophysiological knowledge and midwifery skills midwives require to support women and their families, experiencing challenges in the pregnancy continuum. In this course a perinatal challenge will be described as an event that impacts on a woman's pregnancy, which when corrected enables the woman to return to a normal pregnancy pathway. The content will focus on the pathophysiological processes that may cause a perinatal challenge to the pregnancy, birth, puerperium, or extra uterine adaptation of the neonate and midwifery care for the woman experiencing a perinatal challenge will be discussed. This subject will continue with the application of Berg's (2005) model of 'genuine caring' to further develop the students midwifery philosophy.

Learning Outcomes

  • analyse and critique Berg's (2005) model of 'genuine caring' in relation to caring for women and families experiencing a perinatal challenge in the pregnancy continuum;
  • provide safe and appropriate midwifery care to all women and families experiencing a perinatal challenge in the pregnancy continuum;
  • describe the pathophysiological processes involved in a perinatal challenge in the pregnancy continuum;
  • demonstrate the appropriate midwifery knowledge and midwifery skills midwives require to support women and their families, experiencing a perinatal challenge;
  • apply primary health care principles and the philosophy of woman centred, value based care (Page, 2000) to women and families experiencing a perinatal challenge.
Prerequisites: NS5131 AND NS5132

Availabilities

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Mrs Gillian Harris
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (50%); completion of chapter 2 & 3 of the 'k2 fetal monitoring program'. [sat/unsat] (%).

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.