HSMW613 – Womens Health Assessment

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Module code
Module title
Womens Health Assessment
To introduce students to women’s health issues and cultural considerations related to early pregnancy, gynaecology and women’s health screening; and develop skills for physical and psychosocial assessment of the well woman/wahine.
  • HL0901
NZQA Level
Level 6
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1. Examine screening programmes for well and pregnant women/wahine, and the relationship between research, health assessment, screening and practice.
2. Apply culturally responsive knowledge to the physical and psychosocial assessment of the well woman/wahine.
3. Identify historical and contemporary factors that affect Maori access to maternity care, and have contributed to inequalities and disparities within Maori health.
4. Examine applications of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in relation to the framework of the midwifery partnership.
? Partnership model
? Social determinants of health and health disparities
? Holistic assessment of the well woman/wahine
? Hauora and Maori models of health
? Cultural responsiveness in midwifery practice
? Considerations and applications of Tikanga Maori within a health screening context
? Named gynaecological and medical conditions
? Contemporary applications of Te Tiriti o Waitangi to women’s health assessment
? Screening and diagnostics: preconception and in early pregnancy
? Early pregnancy conditions
? Substance abuse
? Pregnancy loss
? Contraception and sexual health
? Nutrition, exercise, fertility and pre-conceptual care
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.
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.