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Area/Catalogue
NURS 1060

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
150301

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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 2)

Course aim

To develop an understanding of childbirth as a normal phenomenon inclusive of facilitating primary healthcare for women during the childbirth continuum in a multicultural society.

Course content

Reproductive anatomy review; physiology of conception; human growth and development; physiology of pregnancy, labour, birth and postpartum; family planning and contraception; nutrition during pregnancy; antenatal health history and assessment skills; antenatal physical examination; antenatal care; the mechanisms of normal birth; midwifery care during labour, birth and postpartum; managing pain; fetal circulatory system; physiology of lactation; breast feeding; newborn assessment; Apgar scale; newborn resuscitation; multiculturalism; mental health; working in teams; referral; midwifery language; communication and documentation skills; evidenced-based care; information literacy; woman-centred care; continuity of care experience; group work; clinical skills and medication administration (e.g. maternal, sub-cut and oral medications; IM injections and neonatal IM injections); evidence-based practice; inquiry based learning.

Textbook(s)

Johnson, R and Taylor, W 2016, Skills for Midwifery Practice, 4th edn, Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Lecture (online) 1 hour x 10 weeks
Tutorial 4 hours x 12 weeks
Workshop 4 hours x 12 days
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, DISTANCE EDUCATION
External (online) - x 12 weeks
Lecture (online) 1 hour x 10 weeks
Workshop 8 hours x 6 days
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
External (online) - x 12 weeks
Lecture (online) 1 hour x 10 weeks
Workshop 8 hours x 6 days

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
Participation Ongoing 10% -
Presentation 1500 words 20% -
Essay 1500 words 20% -
Examination - 50% 3 hours
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, DISTANCE EDUCATION
Participation Ongoing 10% -
Presentation 1500 words 20% -
Essay 1500 words 20% -
Examination - 50% 3 hours
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Participation Ongoing 10% -
Presentation 1500 words 20% -
Essay 1500 words 20% -
Examination - 50% 3 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.25
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1A)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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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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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* 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
School of Nursing and Midwifery

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