This clinical placement unit is the first of four that provides you with midwifery clinical experience. The focus of this unit is on the role of the midwife in promoting and facilitating normal processes of the childbearing continuum utilising the Australian College of Midwives 'National Midwifery Guidelines for Consultation and Referral'. You will be involved in the provision of care of the woman and her family throughout pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. The practical application of different models of care will be explored with an emphasis on best practice. This unit is to be studied in conjunction with Foundations of Midwifery 1.
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MDWF12002 Foundations of Midwifery 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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Compulsory Residential School
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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).
Each 12-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.
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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%).
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Term 1 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.6 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 48.57% response rate.
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.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
NMBA domain and competencies
Domain – Legal and professional practice
o Competency 1 Functions in accordance with legislation and common law affecting midwifery practice.
o Competency 2 Accepts accountability and responsibility for own actions within midwifery practice.
Domain – Midwifery knowledge and practice
o Competency 3 Communicates information to facilitate decision making by the woman.
o Competency 4 Promotes safe and effective midwifery care.
o Competency 5 Assesses, plans, provides and evaluates safe and effective midwifery care.
o Competency 6 Assesses plans, provides and evaluates safe and effective midwifery care for the woman and/or baby with complex needs.
Domain – Midwifery as primary health care
o Competency 7 Advocates to protect the rights of women, families and communities in relation to maternity care.
o Competency 8 Develops effective strategies to implement and support collaborative midwifery practice.
o Competency 9 Actively supports midwifery as a public health strategy.
o Competency 10 Ensures midwifery practice is culturally safe.
Domain – Reflective and ethical practice
o Competency 11 Bases midwifery practice on ethical decision making.
o Competency 12 Identifies personal beliefs and develops these in ways that enhance midwifery practice.
o Competency 13 Acts to enhance the professional development of self and others.
o Competency 14 Uses research to inform midwifery practice.
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