MDWF13003 - Midwifery Practice 3

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This clinical placement unit is the third of four that provides you with midwifery clinical experience. You will be able to apply your knowledge of the physiological needs of the mother and baby in their adaption to the post-natal period. An emphasis will be placed on the psychosocial adaption of the mother and significant other in bonding with their newborn infant. You will follow the principles of primary health care in providing education, specifically in relation to breast feeding and family planning. This unit is to be studied in conjunction with Postnatal Health and Wellbeing.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Co-req

MDWF13002 Postnatal Health and Wellbeing

Pre-Req

MDWF12005 Foundations of Midwifery 2

MDWF12006 Midwifery Practice 2

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 3 - 2019

Term 3 - 2019 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 3 - 2020 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 3 - 2021 Profile
Mixed Mode

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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 3 - 2019 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.8 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 27.27% 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. Student feedback.
Feedback
Great support from the unit coordinator. Once again I feel it's the lecturer taking the 360 lessons that make the modules. I put five stars for the explanation of the assessment piece as I felt the tutor went to a lot of trouble to ensure there was great information on how to produce a powerpoint presentation that was uploaded to youtube. I found the explanation for the script and powerpoint and youtube address to be easy to follow. As this subject is directly linked to my practical student days, it is a great subject as I get to put into practice what I am reading and hearing about with my other subjects.
Recommendation
Continue to provide helpful support and timely communication to students. Continue to provide relevant teaching material.
Action Taken
Deeper engagement with the students was undertaken by the unit coordinator via assignment specific Zoom sessions, instructional emails advising on the correct structure and submission of other assessments. The unit coordinator also undertook phone calls to individual students to ensure their progress on clinical placement during term 3.
Source: Unit evaluation. Student feedback.
Feedback
Although it is an enjoyable unit I feel that the assessment for each unit is too full on. with work and clinical and other commitments, it is very stressful. I would prefer an additional assessment as opposed to one assessment that carried a weight of 60% of the unit.
Recommendation
The unit coordinator follows the prescribed assessment format provided in the accredited curriculum document. Student feedback from both 2017 and 2018 has stated that for the Midwifery Practice subjects the students would like to see the removal of the written assessment and have only the clinical hours, skills and competency assessment tool and the Continuity of Care experience reflective journal as assessment items. The unit coordinator has raised this with the Head of Course for consideration in the next curriculum review/accreditation. The unit coordinator will restructure assignments and reconsider due dates for term 3, 2019 to attempt to alleviate the distress of several due dates across term 3 in the future.
Action Taken
The unit coordinator provided the students with various specific resources and references for use in the written assessment this term. The unit coordinator also undertook specific Zoom sessions to guide students on the requirements for the assignments and provide an opportunity for face to face Q & A. The unit coordinator also provided students with an exemplar for the completion of term 3 clinical placement documents for hours and skills completed.
Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
great educators
Recommendation
Continue to provide supportive teaching.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
No facilitator contact - did not feel as supported as previous terms in clinical placement. Did not have contact details (email) of new facilitator.
Recommendation
A clinical facilitator resigned their position during term 3 and was replaced with a casual facilitator. This was an immediate resignation leaving limited time to recruit a replacement. The midwifery team covered the clinical facilitation of the affected students who had the contact details of the midwifery team at all times. Clinical facilitation within the Bachelor of Midwifery program has now been arranged.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
A link and clear identification of draft uploading for the journals would be very useful in the reflections page of the the 13003 page (unless I'm just blind)
Recommendation
The unit coordinator sent email instructions to all students in regard to the uploading of the reflective journals. This was also discussed at the Zoom sessions. Further instructions will be sent to all students in the future to assist with this.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
I enjoyed the unit and also the assignment. I wish the only assignment wasn't worth 60% but am also grateful that it is
Recommendation
Continue to provide relevant and interesting assessments and support the students to successfully complete assessment tasks.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Apply midwifery knowledge to ensure a safe transition for the mother and baby following birth.
  2. Assess and monitor the physiological and psychosocial needs of the mother and baby in the postnatal period.
  3. Assist with the transition of the mother and her significant other to becoming parents.
  4. Reflect on clinical learning and midwifery practice in relation to the adaption of the mother, significant other and baby in the postnatal period.
  5. 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 5
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 5
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