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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'.

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-requisite:

MDWF12004 Critical Inquiry and Midwifery Practice


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 2 - 2022

Term 2 - 2022 Profile
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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 50%
2. Oral Examination 50%

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 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.9 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 24.24% 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: 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
Study guides and a variety of readings continued to be provided.
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
Care was taken to ensure that the assignment topics were interesting and relevant to practice.
Source: SUTE Feedback.
Feedback
Interactive, weekly modules for learning.
Recommendation
To continue to provide interactive resources in each weekly module.
Action Taken
Interactive resources were made available in each weekly module.
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
Care was taken to ensure that the content was interesting, engaging, and easy to understand.
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
An indication of the estimated time required to complete each weekly study guide was provided.
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
These exam support resources were either completely removed or updated for the 2021 offering.
Source: SUTE Feedback
Feedback
The best aspect of the unit is having sufficient contact with all of the lecturers. This has provided me with a supportive learning environment and they are always willing to help!
Recommendation
To continue to ensure that students have ease of access to the academic team.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: SUTE Feedback
Feedback
I enjoyed the content. It is useful and has helped me to apply the theory to practice.
Recommendation
To continue to ensure the unit contents are strongly relevant to practice.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: SUTE Feedback
Feedback
The information is always presented in a way to help our learning.
Recommendation
To continue to ensure that the content is always presented in a clear way to aim student learning.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: SUTE Feedback
Feedback
I felt the rubric for assessment 1 didn't align with what was expected as such for e.g. pathophysiology. However, this was explained in the video for the assignment.
Recommendation
To ensure in the future that the rubric aligns with the task expectations.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Interpret the complex factors that may present during the childbearing continuum and their impact on the woman, neonate and family
  2. Analyse the care required for a woman experiencing complexity within the childbearing continuum
  3. Apply the Australian College of Midwives 'National Midwifery Guidelines for Consultation and Referral' to the management of maternity care.

The proposed changes to learning outcomes and the unit will meet the following:

The draft ANMAC Midwifery Education Standards (2020).

Standard 1: Safety of the public.

Standard 3: Program of study.

Standard 5: Student assessment.

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) Midwife Standards for Practice (2018).

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 a plan for midwifery practice.

Standard 6: Provides safe and quality midwifery practice.

Standard 7: Evaluates outcomes to improve midwifery practice.

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) Code of Conduct for Midwives.

Principle 1. Legal compliance.

Principle 2. Woman-centred practice.

Principle 3. Cultural practice and respectful relationships.

Principle 4. Professional Behaviour.

Principle 7. Health and wellbeing.

The International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) International Code of Ethics for Midwives (2014).

1. Midwifery Relationships.

2. Practice of Midwifery.

3. The Professional Responsibilities of Midwives.

4. Advancement of Midwifery Knowledge and Practice.

National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards (2017).

Clinical Governance Standard.

Partnering with Consumers Standard.

Preventing and Controlling Healthcare-Associated Infection Standard.

Medication Safety Standard.

Comprehensive Care Standard.

Communicating for Safety Standard.

Blood management Standard.

Recognising and Responding to Acute Deterioration Standard.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
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1 - Written Assessment
2 - Oral Examination
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
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Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
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1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
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