Midwifery Practice 3
Using midwifery and collaborative models of care students continue workforce clinical experience and continue their established 1-2-1 relationships. This course builds on Midwifery Practice 1 & 2 and develops knowledge and skills in caring for women and babies who are unwell or have problems during the childbearing year. Students will use knowledge of pathophysiology, pharmacology, haemodynamic management, medical and surgical emergencies in maternity care in combination with critical reflection and best-evidence practice guidelines. Students apply knowledge of inheritance to understand genetic diseases and their transmission. Identification and care for babies with medical conditions are presented.
|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 work collaboratively with others to:
Self development; impact of family and environment on childbearing; women with medical conditions: type 1 diabetes, thrombosis, pulmonary embolus and amniotic fluid embolus, heart disease, asthma and puerperal sepsis. Women who misuse substances. Breech, brow, face and shoulder presentation; episiotomy and perineal repair.
The on-line resources and work, suggested readings, planned face to face sessions, theoretical assessments and ongoing clinical midwifery component for this course are designed to facilitate midwifery work with all women, especially those with complex needs. Students will also facilitate the acquisition of midwifery knowledge and skills to care for premature, small and ill babies in the immediate and short term. At the commencement of the course students will be provided with a timetable outlining specific issues to be addressed. Students are encouraged to prepare for on-line work by pre-reading literature related to the issues outlined in the timetable.
Module 1 - Premature Labour Module 2 - Multiple Pregnancy Module 3 - Abnormal Presentation at Term Module 4 - Women with Medical Conditions Module 5 - The Compromised Neonate Module 6 - The Pelvic Floor Module 7 - Substance Abuse
|Assumed Knowledge||All students enrolled in this course must have a current authority to practice as a registered nurse and participate in midwifery clinical practice. This course builds on knowledge and skills developed in the courses Midwifery Practice 1 and 2 and Midwifery Practice Issues. 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.|
|Modes of Delivery||Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Email Discussion Group
Experience Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
|Course Materials||None listed|
|Timetable||2014 Course Timetables for NURS6180|