MDWF12006 - Midwifery Practice 2

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This clinical placement unit is the second of four that provides you with midwifery clinical experience. You will have the opportunity to assess, plan and provide physiological and psychosocial care of the woman experiencing complex factors. This may occur during pregnancy, labour and in the postnatal period and includes the fetus and neonate. This care will be provided in collaboration and consultation with the multidisciplinary team utilising the Australian College of Midwives 'National Midwifery Guidelines for Consultation and Referral'. This unit is to be undertaken in conjunction with Foundations of Midwifery 2.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Co-req

MDWF12005 Foundations of Midwifery 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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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2020

Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 2 - 2021 Profile

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 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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Portfolio 40%
2. Written Assessment 60%
3. Professional Practice Placement 0%

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

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Previous Feedback

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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
The practical aspect. I love the placement opportunities, being on the floor twice a week so that we get to put into practice what we are learning.
Recommendation
Students continue to undertake a minimum of two days clinical placement per week, and follow continuity care women throughout the duration of the course.
Action Taken
Continue to provide assistance to students whilst on clinical placement.
Source: Unit Evaluation.
Feedback
I am thoroughly enjoying the fact that this post graduate course offers the practical learning opportunities every week to coincide with our online learning. We read, we do and then it is easier to learn. Thank you
Recommendation
To continue to ensure that the theoretical component of the unit links to clinical practice experiences.
Action Taken
Continue to ensure that the theoretical component of the course closely links to the practical elements.
Source: Unit Evaluation.
Feedback
Very occasionally assessments for our COC journaling etc are not clear.
Recommendation
Ensure clear instructions for continuity of care requirements are available to all students at the beginning of each term.
Action Taken
Ensure clarity of instructions regarding the continuity of care journal assessment requirements.
Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
I enjoyed all parts of the unit and the education resources that were supplied. I enjoyed placement as well as I learn things hands-on. The resources you have made available and your encouraging feedback. Thank you
Recommendation
Continue to provide relevant and useful resources and education material during the residential school and also within the Moodle unit webpage.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
Placement Facilitator- Personally, I would prefer more support from one in particularly in an environment that requires support to help navigate through the difficulties of the birth suite environment.
Recommendation
Increase communication with students during the term to discuss clinical placement so as to ascertain problems, find solutions or provide support and debriefing in a timely manner.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Assess, plan and provide physiological care to the fetus, woman and/or neonate experiencing complex factors.
  2. Evaluate, plan and provide psychosocial care for the woman experiencing complex factors during the childbearing continuum.
  3. Reflect on clinical learning and midwifery practice related to the care of women, fetus and neonate experiencing complex factors during the childbearing continuum.
  4. Demonstrate midwifery competence based upon the Nursing and Midwifery Board Australia (NMBA) requirements.

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 4
1 - Portfolio
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Professional Practice Placement
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Portfolio
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Professional Practice Placement