MDWF12005 - Foundations of Midwifery 2

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit will build on your knowledge acquired throughout the course and demonstrate higher-level learning to identify complex factors that may present during the childbearing continuum. This unit will provide the theory to understand the complex factors that may impact on the childbearing continuum and the care required utilising the Australian College of Midwives 'National Midwifery Guidelines for Consultation and Referral'. This unit is to be taken in conjunction with the clinical unit Midwifery Practice 2.

Details

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

Co-req

MDWF12006 Midwifery Practice 2

Pre-Req

MDWF12002 Foundations of Midwifery 1

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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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2021

Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Online
Term 2 - 2022 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 2 - 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 43.75% 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 feedback.
Feedback
YouTube clips are beneficial to learning.
Recommendation
To continue to embed YouTube videos in the unit to further inform learning.
Action Taken
The weekly resources continued to include YouTube clips to inform learning.
Source: Unit feedback.
Feedback
Interesting assignments.
Recommendation
To continue to develop interesting assessment tasks that are relevant to clinical practice.
Action Taken
Care was taken to ensure that the assignments were interesting and relevant to practice.
Source: Unit feedback.
Feedback
Lectures could have been more concise, and not just read from the text.
Recommendation
To re-record lectures for the next offering.
Action Taken
Lectures were re-recorded for the term 2 2020 offering.
Source: SUTE Feedback.
Feedback
One of the best aspects was the study guides and the variety of readings provided.
Recommendation
To continue to provide the study guides and the variety of readings provided.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: SUTE Feedback.
Feedback
The assignment topics were interesting and supported my learning. Overall I enjoyed working through the study guides.
Recommendation
To continue to provide interesting and relevant assessment tasks.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: SUTE Feedback.
Feedback
Interactive, weekly modules for learning.
Recommendation
To continue to provide interactive resources in each weekly module.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: SUTE Feedback.
Feedback
I really enjoyed this subject and the easy understanding of the material in this subject.
Recommendation
To continue to ensure that the content is interesting, engaging, and easy to understand.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: SUTE Feedback.
Feedback
I think it would benefit the students to be aware that some of the study guides require more time to cover the contents than others. This would help with time management.
Recommendation
An indication of the estimated time required to complete each weekly study guide will be included at the beginning of each booklet.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: SUTE Feedback.
Feedback
The resources provided I found some were dated back to 2016 and old resources did not map to current unit topics or assignments.
Recommendation
These additional resources that were provided as study aids to assist with preparation for the exam will be removed for the 2021 offering.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Examine the complex factors that may present during the childbirth continuum and their impact on the woman, neonate and family.
  2. Describe the care provided to a woman experiencing complexity within the childbearing continuum.
  3. Identify the role of the Australian College of Midwives 'National Midwifery Guidelines for Consultation and Referral' to guide the management of 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 4: Undertakes comprehensive assessments.

Standard 5: Develops plans for midwifery practice.

Standard 6: Provides safe and quality midwifery practice.

Standard 7: Evaluates outcomes to improve 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
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Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
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1 - Communication
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
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1 - Written Assessment
2 - Examination