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MID2102 Foundations for Midwifery Practice

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: Students must be enrolled in the following Program: BMID
Co-requisite: MID2199


This course will enable the student to develop foundational knowledge of pre-conceptive health and physiological adaptation to pregnancy. Additionally, this course will enable the student to develop professional judgement, skills and knowledge in assessment and care of antenatal, labouring and postnatal women. Students will develop and expand their understanding of the adjustments that occur for women and babies throughout birthing and the postpartum period and transitions that may occur to individuals and families.

This course aims to provide the student with foundational knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of maternal, fetal and placental development in conjunction with the changes to the reproductive system. Content will assist students to recognise and understand subsequent maternal adjustments to pregnancy, preparation for labour and birth, breastfeeding and the immediate postpartum period. Additionally, this course aims to provide the student with knowledge to develop effective and competent care to assess women during the antenatal period, with a significant focus on normal physiological labour and birth care and care during the postnatal period. There will be an introduction to content associated with the neonate such as examination of the newborn, infant feeding, and provide a foundation prior to and in association with undertaking a midwifery placement. This course contains two mandatory residential schools.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 External
Date printed 10 February 2023