MDWF12002 - Foundations of Midwifery 1

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit introduces you to the normal processes of the pregnancy continuum and examines the role of the midwife in promoting and facilitating these processes according to the Australian College of Midwives 'National Midwifery Guidelines for Consultation and Referral'. You will have the opportunity to develop an understanding of the philosophy of midwifery care emphasising the concepts of ‘with woman’, midwife-woman partnerships and continuity of care. This unit is to be studied in conjunction with the clinical unit Midwifery Practice 1.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Co-req

MDWF12001 Midwifery - Past and Present

MDWF12003 Midwifery Practice 1

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2019

Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Online

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 40%
2. Examination 60%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.7 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 74.29% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Unit Evaluation
Feedback
I really enjoyed the weekly lectures - they weren't too long and provided a good overview of the study guide.
Recommendation
To continue offering weekly lectures in conjunction with the study guides.
Action Taken
Weekly lectures continued to be offered.
Source: Unit Evaluation
Feedback
Great assessment item. It was practical and such a scenario has been quite typical in my practice so it's been great to have been forced to learn about it more through a case study.
Recommendation
To continue to ensure that assessment items relate to real life clinical practice situations that the students may encounter.
Action Taken
All assessment material related to real life clinical practice situations.
Source: Unit Evaluation
Feedback
Due to the nature of the course, I felt that interactive learning would be well suited.
Recommendation
To offer Zoom sessions at a number of times during the week in order to accommodate students working shifts.
Action Taken
Zoom sessions were offered at times that accommodated all students working shifts.
Source: Unit feedback.
Feedback
Interesting learning. Tanya's kindness and enthusiasm. Beautiful teacher.
Recommendation
To continue to ensure all unit materials and interesting and relate to clinical practice.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit feedback.
Feedback
Study guide was easy to learn from. Included great diagrams and was supported by informative lectures.
Recommendation
To continue to offer study guides, lectures and videos to support theoretical learning.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit feedback.
Feedback
Sometimes the lectures are difficult to hear - even when the volume is maximised.
Recommendation
To record lectures using more effective software.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Describe the anatomy and physiology of human reproduction, pregnancy, birth and lactation.
  2. Explain the role of the midwife in promoting and facilitating normal processes of the childbearing continuum using the Australian College of Midwives 'National Midwifery Guidelines for Consultation and Referral'.
  3. Explore and apply current evidence associated with the provision of midwifery care.

NMBA Midwife Standards for Practice

Standard 1: Promotes evidence-based maternal health and wellbeing.

Standard 2: Engages in respectful partnerships and professional relationships.

Standard 3: Demonstrates the capability and accountability for midwifery practice.

Standard 6: Provides safe and quality midwifery practice.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Examination
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
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Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Communication
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
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Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
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1 - Written Assessment
2 - Examination