NURS 1004 Bioscience for Midwifery
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 401031
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Description This unit extends knowledge gained in Bioscience I and introduces midwifery students to concepts associated with early human development, labour, birth and postpartum changes. Physiological changes in the newborn at birth are identified together with growth and development to six weeks of age. The unit includes an introduction to principles of pharmacology and pharmacological agents that may be used as a supportive resource during pregnancy and birth. In addition to this, the unit also explores the impact of microorganisms on maternal and newborn health and the body's natural defenses in maintaining health.
School Nursing & Midwifery
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp
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Level Undergraduate Level 1 subject
Pre-requisite(s) BIOS 1010
Restrictions Students must be enrolled in 4684 Bachelor of Midwifery.
- Describe the male and female reproductive systems including the menstrual and ovarian cycles
- Describe fertilisation, development of the embryo and fetal growth and development in relation to gestational age.
- Explicate the development and functions of the placenta
- Describe breast development and lactation
- Identify principles of pharmacology, pharmacokinetics Describe the physiology of pregnancy, labour, birth and the puerperium
- Discuss the physiology and perception of pain and pain control
- Describe changes in neonatal physiology and adaptation to extra-uterine life.
- Discuss the role of microorganisms in health breakdown within the community and in health care facilities and its relevance to professional midwifery practice.
- Describe the role of the immune system, and the body�fs defence mechanisms in maintaining health.
- Explain the principles of pharmacolog
- Anatomy of The uterus, cervix, pelvis and Pelvic floor
- protection of The Pelvic floor during Pregnancy
- physical adaption to Pregnancy
- signs and Symptoms of Pregnancy
- breast development
- routine antenatal Screening and tests including confirmation of Pregnancy
- fetal Anatomy and physiology
- fetal growth and development
- hormonal effects on The Maternal body
- initiation and maintenance of labour
- mechanism of labour
- Progress of labour
- physiology of pain, perception of pain and pain control (non Pharmacological)
- birth process
3. Postnatal woman
- Maternal physiology
- Wound healing
- neonatal physiological changes and adaptation to extra-uterine life
- temperature control in The newborn
- growth and development
- fundamental microbiology
- host-microbe interactions
- The immune system
- infection control
- The bodies defence mechanisms
- The microbiome and epigenetics
6. Introduction to the principles of pharmacology and common drugs used during childbirth
- principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodydamics
- quality use of medicines
- common medication groups
- Legislation related to medication administration and responsibilities of health professionals
- common medications used during normal Pregnancy, labour An birth and in The Postnatal period
- non-Pharmacological and complementary therapies
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|On-line Quiz||30 min||10||N||Individual|
|Case Study||1,200 words||40||N||Individual|
|End-of-session Exam||2 hours||50||N||Individual|
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