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Area/Catalogue
NURS 1062

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
162841

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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

The aim of this course is to develop students' knowledge and understanding of the contemporary role of the Midwife in a national and global context.

Course content

Midwifery professional practice standards, codes and guidelines; professional regulation and association and scope of practice; professional boundaries. History and politics of the midwifery profession; the midwifery philosophy of being ‘with-woman’; woman-centred care and promoting normal birth; models of midwifery care; continuity of care, public health and primary health care in midwifery practice; sexual and reproductive health; nutritional needs of the mother in the perinatal period and the newborn; Baby Friendly Health Initiative; breastfeeding promotion and support; community support; current and future contexts of midwifery at a local, national and international level; diagnostic processes and tools; interpretive and analytical skills; evidence based practice; interprofessional collaboration; communication, leadership and teamwork skills.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Lecture (online) 2 hours x 5 only (alternate weeks)
online activities - x 12 weeks
Workshop 4 hours x 1 day
Field Placement 40 hours x -
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Lecture (online) 2 hours x 5 only (alternate weeks)
online activities - x 12 weeks
Workshop 4 hours x 1 day
Field Placement 40 hours x -
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Lecture (online) 2 hours x 5 only (alternate weeks)
online activities - x 12 weeks
Workshop 4 hours x 1 day
Field Placement 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
Online activities 1500 15% -
Workshop Activity - 10% 1 day
Assignment 2500 35% -
Assignment 3000 40% -
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Online activities 1500 15% -
Workshop Activity - 10% 1 day
Assignment 2500 35% -
Assignment 3000 40% -
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Online activities 1500 15% -
Workshop Activity - 10% 1 day
Assignment 2500 35% -
Assignment 3000 40% -

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
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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