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MID8075 Midwifery and Critical Care

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery


Pre-requisite: MID8001 and MID8070 and MID8073 and MID8074 and be enrolled in Program: MMID


The student will develop knowledge and skills in the assessment and clinical decision making for the culturally safe care of women who experience deviations from normal childbirth. The course extends students previous learning about the complications of childbearing to prepare them to diagnose and manage obstetric emergencies and maintain continuity of care. The students will extend their neonatal physical assessment skills and make clinical judgments about when and what kind of resuscitation is required for the neonate. They will provide care to the sick newborn that is an inpatient of a special care nursery unit and learn the principles of stabilizing and preparing the seriously ill newborn for transport to a referral hospital. Students will learn to establish and maintain lactation for mothers and neonates in the presence of complications. Attendance at the Residential School is compulsory to develop core emergency skills.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2014 External