Version Effective: 2nd of July, 2018
Version Effective: 2nd of July, 2018

PDC54287 - Emergency Childbirth for Pre-Hospital Providers

Course Details

Course Summary

This online Short Course provides guidelines for first responders when attending the woman in labour outside a clinical setting, to be equipped for management of childbirth. The course is designed to outline the appropriate management of the woman and her unborn child until qualified personnel are on the scene.

This course is an overview only and does not lead to any health or medical qualification in the management of the maternity patient.

The fee for this short course will be $75.00.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements, however, students enrolling in this course should work in the healthcare profession.

Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Professional Development)
Student Availability
  • Domestic
  • International
Fees For detailed information on Course Fees, visit Short Course Fees
Application Mode
  • Other
How to Apply For direct access to the course, visit
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

This course provides Professional Development for health professionals.

Undertaking this course 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 3 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours and a CQUniversity 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 Course Structure

3 hours
  • Online
No units are associated with this course

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Identify observations to be documented in the front line management of the woman in labour
  2. Recall appropriate communication techniques to adopt when talking with patients and significant other
  3. Identify equipment to prepare, if the birth is imminent
  4. Identify the appropriate interventions if spontaneous delivery occurs outside the clinical setting
  5. Reflect on the legal considerations when responding to emergency childbirth as a non-qualified person.


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