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MID3106

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedNot offered in 2010
Coordinator(s)Ms Meredith McIntyre

Synopsis

This practice unit will focus on student's developing knowledge and skills relating to midwives working in partnership with women experiencing breast and other women's reproductive health concerns. Care of women experiencing diagnostic and/or therapeutic procedures within the context of reproductive health, including women's cancers and urinary conditions. Student's learning will focus on the role of the midwife as a provider of primary care for women across the reproductive health lifespan with an emphasis on skill development in women's health assessment, promoting wellness, discharge planning, woman-centred care planning, care delivery and evaluation.

Objectives

On completion of this unit the student should be able:

  1. describe the role of the midwife working in partnership as the provider of primary care for women throughout the reproductive health lifespan;

  1. demonstrate skill in undertaking a women's health assessment in an accurate healthcare setting;

  1. demonstrate skill in promoting wellness, healthy lifestyle messages and routine screening programs to women in their care;

  1. apply knowledge of women's physical and psychological health in the care of a woman experiencing reproductive and breast health concerns;

  1. demonstrate understanding of specific reproductive health concerns for women including cancer and urinary conditions;

  1. develop and implement a plan of woman-centred care for women experiencing diagnostic and/or therapeutic procedures in an acute care setting;

  1. apply knowledge of discharge planning in partnership with women experiencing short in-patient and day procedures related to reproductive and breast health concerns;

  1. apply knowledge of specific reproductive and breast health concerns in evaluating woman-centred care outcomes;

  1. employ reflective practice and implement evidence-informed care;

  1. demonstrate the ability to practice within a multidisciplinary team; and

  1. demonstrate competency according to selected ACMI Competency Standards for Midwives (1998).

Assessment

Cumulative assessments include - Journaling exercises

Summative - Critical reflection on own practice: 20%
Presentation: 30%
Examination (2 hours): 50%
Skills assessments (ongoing, portfolio): Pass/Fail

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Meredith McIntyre

Contact hours

This unit will require student attendance on campus and/or in practice for a maximum of 12 hours per week for 13 weeks. There will be time allocated in practice for students to complete clinical assessments.

Prerequisites

MID1001, MID1101, MID1002, MID1003, MID2006, MID2102