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NS5136 - Pharmacology and Clinical Midwifery Practice

[Not offered in 2014]

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

This subject is the final clinical subject in the Graduate Diploma of Midwifery. The purpose of this subject is to prepare the students to be a safe, competent practitioner commensurate with industry expectations of an entry level graduate midwife. This subject is underpinned by the core principles of primary health care, woman centred and value based care (Page, 2000). 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 and begin the journey to an autonomous midwife. 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

  • demonstrate the ANMC competencies, behaviours, ethical frameworks and professional responsibilities commensurate with the expectation of a graduate midwife;
  • synthesize familiar, complex and challenging occurrences in the pregnancy continuum;
  • apply a contemporary body of knowledge and technical skill; and to design, implement and evaluate midwifery care that is supportive, holistic and recognises every woman's right to self-determination;
  • apply primary health care principles and social determinants of health to develop and communicate strategies to promote and optimise health, welfare and autonomy of childbearing women and their families;
  • provide culturally appropriate care that is collaborative and in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander childbearing women and their families.
Prerequisites: NS5131 AND NS5132 AND NS5133 AND NS5134

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.