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MID2201 Developing the Midwife Practitioner

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Nursing and Midwifery
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules


Pre-requisite: MID2102 and MID2199


This course will enable the student to develop professional judgement, knowledge and understanding in relation to assessment and management of women and their infants during the antenatal, labour and birth period and postpartum period. As the primary carer students will reflect on the care women considering the psychological, physiological and cultural aspects of pregnancy, birth and parenting. Students will apply evidence-based practice and critical analysis skills to investigate obstetric interventions, non-physiological management of birth and pharmacological pain management during labour.

This course aims to provide students with the knowledge to develop their skills in providing antenatal care, intrapartum care, birth and postnatal care as the primary carer for the woman and her infant. This course complements MID2102 Foundations for Midwifery Practice and builds on uncomplicated midwifery care with the care of women requiring additional care during introduction of pregnancy, labour, birth and care of the baby. Students will explore preterm labour, induction of labour, assisted births, caesarean section and Vaginal Birth After Caesarean Section (VBAC) in relation to physiological and psychological contexts. There is a focus on pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical therapies for pain management during labour and potential implications on the infant. This course will combine early parenting skills with infant feeding strategies to enable students to provide best practice in supporting women.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Date printed 10 February 2023