NURS 7056 Preparation for Midwifery Practice
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 401352
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Description In this unit, students will consolidate their knowledge and midwifery skills in preparation for their role as a midwife. They will continue to practice in designated clinical areas and follow through their 10 continuity of care experiences. Students will complete the professional portfolio and reflect on how they can identify and plan for personal professional development and leadership as midwives, including the professional development needs of others. Students will be assessed across the midwife standards for practice. In addition, students will have the opportunity to examine leadership development and styles within the midwifery profession. Students are encouraged to consider their role in future midwifery leadership.
School Nursing & Midwifery
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp
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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject
Pre-requisite(s) NURS 7052
Incompatible Subjects NURS 7036 Midwifery Practice 3
Restrictions Students must be enrolled in 4775 Graduate Diploma in Midwifery and be a registered nurse employed in a participating NSW Health Local Health District or private maternity facility in the position of a midwifery student.
- Critically discuss the components and relevance of continuing professional development
- Develop skills for critical self-reflection through individual and group processes
- Critically discuss the potential for career development in the health care system
- Demonstrate a safe standard of Midwifery practice and capacity to critically reflect on the professional requirements for midwifery practice
- Discuss differences between leadership and management in relation to midwifery as a profession
- Discuss and critically reflect on the importance of leadership development and leadership styles for midwifery as a profession
- Midwifery Portfolios
- Self and group critical reflection
- Professional development
- Career options
- Career planning
- Leadership and management
- Leaders as change agents
- Reflection and critical thinking in relation to leadership
- Leading in a changing environment
- Building, motivating and leading collaborative teams
Midwife standards for practice
- Promotes health and wellbeing through evidence-based midwifery practice
- Engages in professional relationships and respectful partnerships
- Demonstrates the capability and accountability for midwifery practice
- Undertakes comprehensive assessments
- Develops a plan for midwifery practice
- Provides safety and quality in midwifery practice
- Evaluates outcomes to improve midwifery practice
Legislative requirements would have been attended to by employing NSW Health Local Health District or private maternity facility.
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.
|Reflections||4 x 400 word reflections||S/U||Y||Individual|
|Professional placement performance||Refer to Learning Guide||S/U||Y||Individual|
|Portfolio||Refer to Learning Guide||S/U||Y||Individual|
- De-Vitry Smith, S. & Bayes, S. (2018). Skills for midwifery practice (Aust & New Zealand ed.). Chatswood, N.S.W.: Elsevier.
- Pairman, S., Tracy, S., Dahlen, H. & Dixon, L. (2019). Midwifery: preparation for practice (4th ed.). Chatswood, N.S.W: Elsevier.
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