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Area/Catalogue
NURS 2039

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
161921

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)

Course aim

To enable students to demonstrate appropriate midwifery knowledge and skills in a clinical practice environment and to achieve the course objectives in alignment with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) National practice standards for the Midwife through midwifery clinical placements.

Course content

Teamwork and collaboration; midwifery assessment of risk; midwifery care in medical and obstetric complications; breastfeeding challenges, evidence-based practice; communication and advocacy for the woman and her family during care of complications; the impact of technology during complex management of pregnancy and childbirth; cardiotocograph application and interpretation; culturally safe and ethical practice; working with pain; midwifery pharmacology; collaborative and reflective midwifery practice; interprofessional learning; respectful behaviours; TeamSTEPPS; documentation; child safe environment; safety and quality; personal and professional development; portfolio; primary health; woman-centred care; continuity of care; midwifery competencies; professional boundaries.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

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

Corequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
NURS 2026 Complex Care across the Childbirth Continuum

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Workshop (Pre-clinical) 8 hours x 1 day
Clinical 160 hours x -
Workshop (Post-clinical) 8 hours x 1 day
Continuity of Care Experience 80 hours x -
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, DISTANCE EDUCATION
Workshop (Pre-clinical) 8 hours x 1 day
Clinical 160 hours x -
Workshop (Post-clinical) 8 hours x 1 day
Continuity of Care Experience 80 hours x -
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Workshop (Pre-clinical) 8 hours x 1 day
Clinical 160 hours x -
Workshop (Post-clinical) 8 hours x 1 day
Continuity of Care Experience 80 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
Objective Structured Clinical Assessment (OSCA) - Pass/Fail 30 minutes
Drug Calculation Test - Pass/Fail 30 minutes
Portfolio (including clinical assessment) - Pass/Fail -
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, DISTANCE EDUCATION
Objective Structured Clinical Assessment (OSCA) - Pass/Fail 30 minutes
Drug Calculation Test - Pass/Fail 30 minutes
Portfolio (including clinical assessment) - Pass/Fail -
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Objective Structured Clinical Assessment (OSCA) - Pass/Fail 30 minutes
Drug Calculation Test - Pass/Fail 30 minutes
Portfolio (including clinical assessment) - Pass/Fail -

Note: This is a non-graded course and your result will be a pass or fail.

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
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
Non-award tuition fees are set by the Division offering the course. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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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

Degrees this course is offered in

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