Midwifery Practice 2
Using midwifery and collaborative models of care students commence workforce clinical experience. They continue caring for well women and babies including 1-2-1 relationships adding up to 10 new women. This course builds on Midwifery Practice 1 and develops students' knowledge and clinical skills in caring for women and babies with complex needs. Students will use knowledge of family planning, peri operative care, infection control, wound management, pathophysiology, pharmacology, pain management, emergency management, basic counselling, critical reflection and best-evidence practice guidelines. Inter-professional learning with medical students is incorporated into some face-to-face sessions.
|Faculty||Faculty of Health and Medicine|
|School||School of Nursing and Midwifery|
Not currently offered
Upon completion of the learning activities for this course, supported by appropriate use of the literature & self directed study the student will be able to:
Antenatal, intrapartum and postpartum care for the woman at risk; bleeding in pregnancy; bleeding during labour; posterior position of the vertex; pregnancy induced hypertension; induction and augmentation of labour; prolonged labour; surgical birth; obstetric emergencies; neonatal assessment and care; neonatal resuscitation; allo immunisation; respiratory distress; jaundice; difficulties with breastfeeding; loss and grief and postnatal depression. At the commencement of each trimester the lecturer will supply a time-table outlining specific issues to be addressed. Students are encouraged to prepare for these sessions by pre-reading texts and research articles related to the issues outlined in the time-table.
Module 1 - Introduction to Midwifery Workforce Module 2 - Maternity Emergencies Module 3 - Complicate Antenatal Care Module 4 - Fetal Monitoring Module 5 - Prolonged Labour Module 6 - Challenges in Breastfeeding Module 7 - Caesarean Care Module 8 - The Compromised Baby
|Assumed Knowledge||All students enrolled in this course must have a current authority to practice as a registered nurse issued by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, and participate in midwiferty clinical practice. For those students requiring clinical experience, there must be evidence of screening and vaccinations against infectious diseases as required for health professionals in NSW health facilities. This course builds on knowledge and skills developed in the courses NURS6160 Midwifery Practice 1 and NURS6580 Midwifery Practice Issues.|
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : IT Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Email Discussion Group
Experience Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
|Course Materials||None listed|
|Timetable||2014 Course Timetables for NURS6170|