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Area/Catalogue
NURS 1059

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
150303

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)

Course aim

To provide students with a foundational understanding of midwifery as primary healthcare and the implications of this practice in order to optimise healthy outcomes for mothers and their babies.

Course content

Midwifery as primary health; social determinants of health; National core maternity indicators; cultural safety; continuity of care; mental health; women’s health; sexual health; reproductive health; contraception; fertility and invitro-fertilisation; nutritional needs of the mother in the perinatal period; nutritional needs of the newborn; health promotion; Baby Friendly Health Initiative; breastfeeding promotion; immunisation; safe sleeping; smoking cessation; domestic violence; teenage pregnancy; self-determination and informed choice; equity; individual and group rights; advocacy; cultural diversity and new parenthood; grief; health education and literacy; antenatal education; antenatal classes; postnatal education; postnatal classes; community support.

Textbook(s)

Pairman, S, Pincombe, J, Thorogood, C and Tracy, S (eds) 2015, Midwifery: preparation for practice, 3rd edn., Churchill Livingstone, Australia

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Tutorial 4 hours x 6 weeks
Field Experience 40 hours x -
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, DISTANCE EDUCATION
External (Online) - x 6 weeks
Field Experience 40 hours x -

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 - 10% -
Annotated bibliography 2000 words 40% -
Examination 2500 words equivalent 50% 2 hours
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, DISTANCE EDUCATION
Participation - 10% -
Annotated bibliography 2000 words 40% -
Examination 2500 words equivalent 50% 2 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
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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