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Area/Catalogue
NURS 2026

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
101214

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Unit Value
9

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 1)

Course aim

To develop students’ knowledge and skills in providing woman-centred, evidence-based midwifery care across the childbirth continuum for women with complex needs.

Course content

Midwifery assessment of risk; deviations from normal across the childbirth continuum across all body systems; midwifery management of medical/obstetric complications and emergencies (antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum); episiotomy; general anaesthetic; management of the deteriorating woman; provision of midwifery care in the event of poor maternal and/or neonatal outcomes; evidence-based practice; law and ethics; effective communication; provision of woman-centred care during complications of pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period; application and use of technology across complications of pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period; referral; inter-professional collaboration; teamwork; inquiry based learning; safety and quality; maternal and neonatal death.

Textbook(s)

Pairman, S. Pincombe, J. Thorogood, C. and Tracy, S 2010, Midwifery, Preparation for Practice, 2nd, Churchill Livingstone

Stables, D. Rankin, J. 2010, Physiology in Childbearing, Bailliere Tindall Elsevier

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
NURS 1060 Normal Pregnancy and Childbirth
NURS 1056 Experiential Learning Activity: Midwifery Foundation Practicum 1

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Tutorial 2 x 3 hours x 9 weeks
Seminar 8 hours x 1 day
Workshop 4 hours x 8 days
Workshop (Cardiotocography (online)) 4 hours x 1 day
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, DISTANCE EDUCATION
External (Online Delivery) 10 weeks x -
Seminar 8 hours x 1 day
Workshop 8 hours x 4 days
Workshop (Cardiotocography (online)) 4 hours x 1 day
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
External (Online Delivery) 10 weeks x -
Seminar 8 hours x 1 day
Workshop 8 hours x 4 days
Workshop (Cardiotocography (online)) 4 hours x 1 day

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Assignment 1 2000 words 20% -
Assignment 2 3000 words 30% -
Examination 4000 words equivalent 50% 3 hours
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, DISTANCE EDUCATION
Assignment 1 2000 words 20% -
Assignment 2 3000 words 30% -
Examination 4000 words equivalent 50% 3 hours
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Assignment 1 2000 words 20% -
Assignment 2 3000 words 30% -
Examination 4000 words equivalent 50% 3 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.25
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1A)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Degrees this course is offered in

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