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MID1003 - The childbearing journey

6 points, SCA Band 0, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: Ms Trish David


Peninsula Second semester 2007 (Day)
Peninsula Second semester 2007 (Off-campus)


This unit will provide the foundation knowledge required by midwifery students to effectively care for women during preconception through to early parenting. The focus will be on the role of the midwife as a primary carer in relation to: the preparation of women for pregnancy; physiological and psychological adaptation of women during pregnancy and birth, and the first weeks after birth; and care of women and their babies during this continuum.


On completion of this unit the student will be able to: -

  1. Describe in detail the anatomy & physiology of the human reproductive system, including; pre-conception, pregnancy, fetal development, birth, lactation and the baby
  2. Appreciate the boundaries of care in midwifery
  3. Appreciate the concepts of with woman, in partnership, holistic and continuity of care
  4. Employ reflective practice and implement evidence based holistic care for women, babies and their families across the childbearing process
  5. Discuss the legal issues which impact upon midwifery practice
  6. Articulate a philosophy of midwifery
  7. Demonstrate midwifery competency based upon the ACMI Competency Standards.


Written assignment: 30%
Guided study activities: 20%
Examination: 50%

Contact hours

12 hours: