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.