HSMW522 – Pregnancy and Birth A

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Module code
HSMW522
Module title
Pregnancy and Birth A
Prescription
To understand and apply knowledge of the physiology of pregnancy and childbirth to midwifery practice within the model of midwifery partnership.
Programmes
  • HL0901
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
15
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Directed hours
75
Self directed hours
75
Total learning hours
150
Resources required
Assessment Criteria
The portfolio is comprised of multiple components.
Students need to provide evidence against all learning outcomes, and gain an overall mark of 50% to pass this module.

Learning Outcomes
1. Apply evidence-based knowledge to frameworks for assessment in midwifery practice.
2. Apply understanding of anatomy and physiology to pregnancy and childbirth.
3. Discuss the woman/wahine and whanau experience throughout the normal childbirth continuum.
4. Demonstrate developing critical thinking skills across the spectrum of normal midwifery care.
Content
? Frameworks for holistic assessment of the woman/wahine and foetus during the childbirth continuum; includes NZCOM decision points, interpretation of laboratory results and other investigations common in normal pregnancy and childbirth
? Drug calculations and administration
? Anatomy and physiology relating to pregnancy, labour and birth including menstrual cycle, pre-conceptual influences, foetal development, physiology of labour and birth
? Nutrition and physical activity for pregnancy and birth
? Preparation for breastfeeding
? Maori experience of breastfeeding
? Woman/wahine and whanau information and education needs including immunisation
Teaching and Learning Strategy
May include: Project-based Learning; Flipped Classroom; Blended Learning; Work-integrated Learning; Inclusive Practices.
Methods may include workshops and practical classes, tutorials, case-based learning, inquiry-based learning, group activities & discussion, supported online learning, e-portfolio, practice simulation.