The topic learning objectives and requirements are designed to assist you develop the knowledge, attitudes, and clinical skills necessary to be a competent midwife.

During your placement you may find some objectives/outcomes more difficult to achieve than others - this is a normal part of learning. Your PEP facilitator can work with you to develop strategies to achieve these objectives. Speak to your Facilitator if you have concerns.

The expected learning outcomes for each topic are listed in the Topic details booklet which can be obtained from your Topic Coordinator/Tutor or on FLO.

 

Midwifery PEP Topics

Topic ID Topic Name Coordinator Contact PEP Requirements
MIDW1002 Midwifery 1 Ms Helena Anolak

08 8201 3438

helena.anolak@flinders.edu.au

40 hours Antenatal/Gynaecology /Postnatal Wards
MIDW1004A Contexts of Midwifery Practice  

 

32 hours Midwifery Group Practice

AND

90 hours Continuity of Care Experience

MIDW1007 Maternal and Infant Assessment Skills Mrs Sharon Rance

sharon.rance@flinders.edu.au

40 hours Antenatal/Gynaecology/Postnatal/Domiciliary Midwifery Wards

AND

90 hours Continuity of Care Experience

Having completed the above first year PEP topics you will have had the opportunity to develop:

  • an awareness of the needs that women and their families may have during the childbearing period
  • knowledge of the availability and accessibility of community resources
  • a beginning level skills in midwifery models of care
MIDW2201 Midwifery Skills Mrs Sharon Rance

sharon.rance@flinders.edu.au

BMIDU:

200 hours (Antenatal Clinic, Labour/Birth and Postnatal/Dom shifts)

AND

90 hours Continuity of Care Experience

BMIDRN:

352 hours (Antenatal ward/clinic, Labour/Birth and Postnatal/Dom shifts)

AND

180 hours Continuity of Care Experience

MIDW2204 Complexities of Pregnancy and Birth Ms Kristen Graham

08 8201 3918

kristen.graham@flinders.edu.au

240 hours (High Risk AN, Labour/Birth and Special Care Nursery shifts)

AND

90 hours Continuity of Care Experience

Having completed the above second year PEP topics you will have had the opportunity to:

  • develop the midwifery clinical skills necessary to assess and meet the needs of women and their families during the childbearing period
  • apply learning in relation to normal pregnancy, childbirth and postnatal period including care of the normal neonate
  • participate in the care of complex pregnancy, childbirth and postnatal period and the baby at risk
  • work with midwives and medical practitioners in the provision of maternity and obstetric services
MIDW3302 Midwifery Practice Ms Kristen Graham

08 8201 3918

kristen.graham@flinders.edu.au

320 hours (AN ward/clinic, Labour/Birth, PN/Dom and Special Care Nursery shifts)

AND

120 hours Continuity of Care Experience

MIDW3304 Clinical Knowledge for Midwifery Practice Mrs Norelle Edgecombe

norelle.groeschel@flinders.edu.au

352 hours (High Risk AN, Labour/Birth, PN/Dom and Neonatal Unit shifts)

AND

180 hours Continuity of Care Experience

Students undertaking the clinical topic MIDW3304 Clinical Knowledge for Midwifery Practice are entitled to apply for exemption from professional experience placement if they can provide evidence of the following:

MIDW3306 Midwifery Practicum Ms Helena Anolak

08 8201 3438

helena.anolak@flinders.edu.au

BMIDU:

200 hours (25 varied shifts depending on remaining experiences required)

AND

120 hours Continuity of Care

BMIDRN:

240 hours (30 varied shifts depending on remaining experiences required)

AND

240 Continuity of Care Experience

Having completed the above third year PEP topics you will have had the opportunity to develop:

  • competence by consolidating midwifery clinical skills necessary to assess and meet the needs of women and their families during the childbearing period, including competent management of emergency situations for both mother and baby
  • students are expected to achieve the NMBA Midwifery competency standards by the completion of the program

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