SPECIAL NOTE: In order to commence workplace learning outside of the University of Tasmania (including clinical placements and visits) students are required to demonstrate compliance with the Faculty of Health Science and School of Nursing and Midwifery policies relevant to workplace based learning. These include the Police Check Policy and Procedures, Infectious Disease Policy, Code of Conduct and Student Placement Agreement. Students who do not comply with these policies will not be placed or will be removed from placements and therefore will not be able to complete this unit. Students who have not complied or are unsure of the policies should seek guidance from the School.
This unit introduces you to the role and scope of practice of a midwife by examining primary health care as the framework for midwifery care and support of a pregnant woman and her family during her childbearing experience. You will build on your knowledge of human bioscience and behavioural sciences to develop an understanding of pregnancy. You will begin an exploration of trends within the Australian family that impact on women in the context of childbearing and midwifery practice.
You will examine models of care that integrate choice, continuity, and control for the woman surrounding the birthing experience. As part of the multidisciplinary team, you will develop competence in recognising and implementing culturally appropriate midwifery models of care during pregnancy.
3 case studies
TEACHING PATTERN: Online, face-to-face study days (2)
FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS Note: Class attendance may still be required
Web dependent - H,L,W Some parts of this unit will be taught online
Resource supported teaching & learning - H,L,W Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
Flexible scheduling - H,L,W Some classes will be held outside normal teaching hours; e.g. weekend blocks, summer schools etc
About Flexible Study Options
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.