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PDC52464 - Emergency Childbirth - An Introduction for Nurses

Course Details

Course Summary

This online micro-credential provides information on imminent birthing for the general nurse, including Enrolled Nurses and Registered Nurses (non-midwife), including managing the woman in labour. The registered nurse may find themselves without a midwife at their facility or within close range as often can be the case in rural and remote areas. This may leave the registered nurse with some responsibility for carrying out routine antenatal care and occasionally the actual birth. This micro-credential introduces key principles and guidance to provide support for a woman in labour, basic antenatal cares, and safe practices within the scope of a non-midwife.

This is a non-creditable micro-credential which is awarded a digital badge and Certificate of Completion which can be shared to your social networks and displayed in your professional portfolio.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements, however, students enrolling in this course should work as a Registered Nurse or Enrolled Nurse.

Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Professional Development)
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Full Fee $240
Application Mode
  • Other
How to Apply
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Study Area
  • Health
Skill Area
  • Health

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Undertaking this micro-credential enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, a non-creditable micro-credential (Digital Badge) and a Certificate of Completion.

Course Structures

Study Mode Definitions

  • Mixed Mode courses are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools and/or workshops.
  • Online courses are delivered using online resources only.
  • On-campus courses are delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching at CQUniversity campuses.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

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Standard Micro-credential Structure

10 hours
  • Online
No units are associated with this course

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe the scope of practice implications for a registered or enrolled nurse (non-midwife) caring for pregnant women
  2. Describe the legal limitations placed on the registered/enrolled nurse
  3. Develop an understanding of safe care for women during pregnancy and labour
  4. Identify resources and information for imminent birth
  5. Describe antenatal care observations for pregnant women
  6. Identify supportive measures for a woman in labour in the absence of direct supervision from a Medical Officer or Midwife
  7. Describe the care for mother and newborn immediately post-delivery
  8. Identify indications for additional and emergency care for mother and newborn
  9. Identify the principles for resuscitation of the newborn
  10.  Outline initiation of the newborn's first feeds.


Online Quiz

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