MDWF13006 - Midwifery Practice 4

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This clinical placement unit is the final of four that provides you with midwifery clinical experience. In this capstone unit you will be required to integrate and apply knowledge, concepts and skills learnt throughout the course. The learning experiences will provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate your ability to practice at the level of a competent beginning midwife. Midwifery Practice 4 is to be undertaken with Transition to Autonomous Practice.

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

MDWF13005 Transition to Autonomous Practice

Pre-Req

MDWF13002 Postnatal Health and Wellbeing

MDWF13003 Midwifery Practice 3

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 1 - 2020 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 1 - 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 1 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.8 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 47.83% 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
Feedback
The reflective portfolios are so difficult to submit via the Graduate Entry port. It is over-complicated and stressful.
Recommendation
The midwifery team to review the processes of submitting reflective portfolios to ensure steps are clearly outlined and easy to follow.
Action Taken
Online lectures with instructions provided to students. Weekly Zoom sessions to talk with the unit coordinator were provided.
Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
This unit was well planned and assessments well spaced to allow for planning and balancing of other commitments.
Recommendation
To continue to work cohesively as a team supporting the students to have a manageable assessment workload and clinical placement schedule
Action Taken
Continue to provide manageable assessments that are well spaced.
Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
The lecturers were the best aspects, I feel they supported our learning regardless of the fact we were online users with extremely limited face to face time.
Recommendation
The midwifery team to continue to work together supporting the students via a variety of weekly learning resources together with being available via email and phone. Timely responses to students queries and concerns assists the students to progress through the unit.
Action Taken
Continue to work collaboratively and in a team with all memebers of the midwifery team.
Source: SUTE
Feedback
I especially enjoyed reading through the assignment in regard to the coroners case as I felt it aided in my professional practice in recognising and learning what not to do and the consequences of not abiding to the policies and procedures
Recommendation
Continue to provide interesting and clinically relevant assessments.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: SUTE
Feedback
Continuity of care. This was a great experience which I could learn many things throughout the care of the women. Also the assessment task "coroner's report" helped me to review and consolidate the learning contents of the entire midwifery course.
Recommendation
Continue to provide Continuity of Care experiences to midwifery students.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: SUTE
Feedback
This unit really challenges and probes our critical thinking skills in linking all we have learnt over the degree to how we would challenge adversity in our careers. I really appreciate that it teaches us those skills, rather than just teaching us "what policy says". As always the content has been challenging but not impossible, and the convenors/lecturers easily approachable and willing to engage in my learning. Also, the new module platform is so much better!!
Recommendation
Continue to provide quality learning and teaching material that aligns to clinical practice to enhance the development of midwifery practice.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: SUTE
Feedback
2 days a week prac is so valuable! This became so evident when prac was cancelled due to covid as I really missed the consolidation of learning that occurs when you get regular clinical experience.
Recommendation
Continue to provide flexibility in placement opportunity to students and industry providers.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: SUTE
Feedback
none, was a great subject thank you for the ongoing support especially during the Covid panic
Recommendation
Continue to provide fast and flexible support to students during times of crisis and hardship.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate safe and effective midwifery care at the level of a competent beginning midwife.
  2. Reflect on clinical learning and midwifery practice.
  3. 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
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
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
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