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MID3299 Midwifery Practice 6

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Nursing and Midwifery
Grading basis : Pass/Not Pass
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules


Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: MID3199


Midwifery practice is an ordered sequence of clinical experiences enabling progressive development and application of evidence-based knowledge for the advancement of clinical skills necessary to deliver effective care. This course provides the student with skills to recruit, plan, implement and evaluate continuity of care under the supervision of a midwife in a midwifery clinical setting. This course addresses the woman and newborn baby in relation to challenges during breastfeeding. Students will apply midwifery principles when providing collaborative care of babies who are have common problems associated with breastfeeding or are unwell and requiring treatment. Students will have the opportunity to work with a midwife in a midwifery clinical setting. This course enables the student to blend knowledge with critical thinking and professional reflection.

The assessment in this course is competency-based. Students will achieve either a pass or fail for each assessment. Students need to pass all assessment items to successfully complete the course. These competency items form part of the USQ accreditation agreement with the accrediting organisation/s (where relevant).

This course enables students to apply the concepts of holistic and theoretical analysis to provide professional and competent skills when providing care for women as the lead midwifery carer. Students will employ a holistic approach to assessment and management when examining well babies and babies who are unwell and require oxygen therapy and enteral or tube feeding. This course will enable the student to develop skills to care for the mother and baby when the baby is receiving phototherapy.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 External
Semester 2, 2022 External
Date printed 10 February 2023