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MID2006 - Practice allegiances

6 points, SCA Band 0, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: Dr Lisa McKenna


Peninsula First semester 2007 (Day)


Midwifery is a highly-skilled profession. This practice unit will provide the scope for students to continue developing midwifery specific skills and identify development on which further learning in practice will develop. It reflects the content of the theoretical unit 'With woman: Re-thinking pain'. This unit is designed for students to apply theoretical understandings in the practice world, and to give practice underpinnings for their theory development.


Following completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Apply theoretical concepts of pain and pain theory when working in partnership with birthing women in health care setting
  2. Demonstrate effective communication, counselling and pastoral expertise when caring for the woman and her family
  3. Undertake a comprehensive assessment of the birthing woman and her baby in terms of the birthing process
  4. Employ a woman centred approach to midwifery care supported by assessment and evidence based practice
  5. Respect the rights, values and cultural beliefs of women and families expressed during the birthing process be creating a culturally appropriate environment for the woman and her partner
  6. Demonstrate expertise in the knowledge and implementation of a variety of non pharmacological and non pharmacological pain
  7. Employ reflective practice when caring for the woman and baby
  8. Acknowledge the Midwives' Scope of Practice and as appropriate consult with other members of the health care team
  9. Work in collaboration with other members of the health care team to provide optimum care of the birthing family
  10. Document the ongoing relationship with the women that the midwifery student is following through in a way that reflects their own involvement and actions and the rationale for these, as well as the woman's actions and attitudes and responses to midwifery care
  11. Demonstrate midwifery competency based upon the selection ACMI Competency Standards


Reflective journal exercises and documentation of follow throughs: 50%
Clinical skills assessments (Hurdle requirement): Pass/Fail
Examination (2 hours): 50%


MID1001, MID1101, MID1002, MID1003