MID442 Midwifery Studies 2 (8)

This subject builds upon the knowledge from MID441 and explores midwifery care when the woman's experience is/has become complex during her pregnancy, labour/birth and the postnatal period and includes complex care for the neonate and, neonatal death. Like all subjects in the course, MID442 incorporates the principles of woman-centred care which includes the involvement of those identified by the woman as being significant to her.


Prior to attending the MID442 residential school, all students must have experienced a minimum of 50 hours in the antenatal, birthing, postnatal and unwell newborn areas to enable them to build on experience and knowledge gained. Students also need to have been with a minimum of 7 labouring and birthing women. The role of the midwife is significant in situations where the woman's pregnancy, labour and postpartum period are complex. The midwife must (in consultation with and referral to other appropriate health professionals, as appropriate) screen for risk factors, have a sound knowledge of pharmacology to apply to their midwifery practice and render immediate stabilising care (sometimes in preparation for transit). The aim of this subject is to develop understanding of maternal complications that may exist or arise during pregnancy, labour and the postnatal period and the role of the midwife in working with a woman whose experience is complex.

Availability

* Offering has a residential school. Please view following information for further details.

Session 1 (30)
Online *
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 2 (60)
Online *
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: MID442. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health

Enrolment Restrictions

Available to students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma of Midwifery only

Prerequisites

MID441

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to identify and assess (including a mental health assessment) mental health issues that may be pre-existing, exacerbated or develop during the antenatal to postnatal period for women and develop strategies, including appropriate referrals, to other health professionals and community agencies.
  • be able to describe the implications for the maternal client who has chronic/comorbidity conditions in pregnancy and the issues related to birth mode, infant feeding, maternal mental health and the quality of attachment bonding between mother and baby.
  • be able to assess, plan, implement and evaluate complex midwifery care within the antenatal, labour, birth and postnatal period including responding to obstetric emergencies and life- threatening situations.
  • be able to assess, plan, implement and evaluate safe and effective midwifery care for the newborn with complex needs and, provide woman-centred midwifery care when the newborn has complex needs or is stillborn or dies soon after birth.

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • MODULE 1: Woman-centred midwifery care of the woman experiencing emergency and complex situations during pregnancy
  • MODULE 2: Woman centred midwifery care of the women experiencing mental health issues during pregnancy, labour or birth
  • MODULE 3: Woman centred midwifery care of the women with a disability or chronic/complex health issues
  • MODULE 4: Woman centred care of the women experiencing complex situations during labour/birth
  • MODULE 5: Woman centred care of the women experiencing complex situations during the postpartum period
  • MODULE 6: Complex care of the neonate

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of MID442 in Session 1 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Title
Value %
1
Mid+safe (intelli-learn) modules - complex care
2
Health information pamphlet
40
3
Critical case analysis
60

Residential School

This subject contains a 4 day Compulsory Residential School.

The aim of the MID442 Residential School is to provide  simulation learning experiences  for students, introducing them to safe, midwifery practice when the womans experience is/has become complex during her pregnancy, labour/birth and the postpartum period. The Graduate Diploma of Midwifery is a graduate entry to practice program where students, as Registered Nurses, are employed to practise as midwifery students as they study. Compulsory attendance and assessment of practice at the MID442 Residential School will ensure that the midwifery student is safe to practice in clinical maternity settings using women-centred principles to support the women whose experience is/has become complex.

Prior to attending the MID442 residential school, all students must have experienced a minimum of 50 hours in the antenatal, birthing, postnatal and unwell newborn areas to enable them to build on experience and knowledge gained. Students also need to have been with a minimum of  seven labouring and birthing women.
 

 

 

Special Resources

Online students attending compulsory residential school at a CSU campus will be responsible for arranging their own travel to and from the Residential school, together with accommodation while in attendance.

 

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: July 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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