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

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2019

Term 1 - 2019 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 Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 45.76% 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: Student feedback and unit evaluation report.
Feedback
Positive feedback regarding the quality of teaching and learning materials. Student Feedback: 'The modules were clear and were explained well by the lecturer' 'Tanya was incredibly helpful and more than happy to assist at all times. She was quick to respond to queries and supportive to all students. The content was presented in an interesting, user friendly way and Tanya made the effort to explain everything thoroughly' 'Tanya was always willing to answer any questions regarding the assessment in the forums, which I found helpful. She had plenty of resources for our learning and I found this subject utterly enjoyable' 'I found this unit very interesting. The Moodle site was easy to navigate and the weekly work was set out in a way that it was achievable. The assignment tasks were based around topics that are important and the questions allowed me to gain a greater understanding of breastfeeding and immunisations. I found the task sheets very clear and Tanya's guides made the world of difference- even just to gain a basic understanding of what we needed to do and then spark ideas. Tanya was also great with answering forum posts and helping when I was in need. Greatly appreciated and have enjoyed this unit'
Recommendation
To continue with the current format of unit materials including study guides and accompanying lectures.
Action Taken
The format, content and assessments were unchanged although the case studies for the assessments were updated.
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
Nil.
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
Nil.
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
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