NURS13132 - Maternal and Neonatal Nursing

General Information

Unit Synopsis

The unit introduces you to normal processes of human reproduction, pregnancy, birth and post natal. You will examine factors that influence maternal and newborn health and identify key health promotion and health education strategies designed to improve health outcomes. You will also explore legal and ethical issues related to maternal and neonatal nursing.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisites

Students must have completed 96 credit points and NURS12158 Clinical Nursing Practice 3 or NURS13126 Critical Care Nursing

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 1 - 2020

Term 1 - 2020 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 50%
2. Written Assessment 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

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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 qualitative feedback
Feedback
'Thank you for teaching me about "wellness" nursing. It was such a refreshing subject compared to focusing on problems. I look forward to taking what I have learned from this subject when I pursue my Midwifery Career' 'Adele is a wonderful lecturer whose knowledge and passion really shines through. I feel like I have learnt so much from listening to her talks, and really like her no nonsense approach in presenting everything. I also found the assessments useful and they actually make sense; we're learning about everyday topics and I feel it has been things that will eventually influence my own practice.' 'Adele was a wonderful teacher who was very approachable, assisted with any concerns I had and was very supportive. The lectures were presented well and supported my learning.'
Recommendation
Enhance the 'wellness' perspective of content of the unit to reflect more of a midwifery focus that will give the 'taste' of midwifery for those students considering future midwifery study.
Action Taken
The concept of wellness as an approach to healthcare has been foregrounded throughout the unit content.
Source: Unit Evaluation qualitative feedback
Feedback
'It would be nice to have just one zoom session option a week, to interact with Adele and other students. I feel she has so much experience it would be great to have that chance to engage in a more open discussion (rather than just posting forum questions) as often those sessions can really open up further learning.''More interaction'
Recommendation
Add several Zoom sessions into the 2019 unit offering, including one with specific assessment instructions.
Action Taken
Zoom sessions were offered throughout the term, with between 1 and 6 students attending.
Source: Unit Evaluation qualitative feedback
Feedback
Assessment tasks - instructions 'too broad' or 'vague'
Recommendation
New assessment items will be developed for 2019 unit offering with more detailed task descriptions and rubrics.
Action Taken
New assessment items introduced
Source: Student feedback survey
Feedback
"I have thoroughly enjoyed this unit, and the method of delivery and interaction used by the unit coordinator. I found her passion to be extremely motivating and encouraging, which has further solidified my goals and drive to continue my studies in the field of midwifery. I truly hope that this unit is available to students in the future, because the level of knowledge that myself and my fellow students have gained as been invaluable. Not only as a nursing student, but as a mother myself. What a fantastic unit! Thank you for making this available this term!"
Recommendation
Update resources and content as necessary to reflect current practice, but maintain the approach taken to learning and teaching.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback survey
Feedback
Some links to websites did not work but this seems to be a problem with every unit I have done.
Recommendation
All links were working at the beginning of the term. Thus, for future offerings, the unit coordinator will perform additional checks on the links throughout the term.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback survey
Feedback
"The requirements for each assessment were somewhat not clear." AND "Sometimes assignments were a bit unclear however there was extensive support given by Adele which was much appreciated"
Recommendation
All assessment pieces are reviewed and updated, and subject to peer review as per the SNMSS processes, prior to subsequent offerings of the unit. In this unit, specific attention will be given to ensuring clarity of instructions.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Explore the nursing role in supporting women and their families through pregnancy, birth and postnatal care.
  2. Consider key health promotion and health education strategies for women and their families through pregnancy, birth and the post natal period.
  3. Evaluate the principles of cultural competence and communication to enable effective collaboration with women and their families to facilitate positive outcomes.
  4. Discuss the legal and ethical issues related to maternal and neonatal nursing.

The learning outcomes are linked to the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) Standards for registered nurses and the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) registered nurse standards for practice.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
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 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment