HSMW632 – Complications and Conditions in Midwifery Practice B

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Module code
Module title
Complications and Conditions in Midwifery Practice B
To develop professional, collaborative, culturally responsive, and effective midwifery practice in partnership with women/wahine; with a focus on deviation from the normal childbirth experience due to underlying and/or pre-existing medical conditions.
  • 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. Apply knowledge and skills of physiological pregnancy and pathophysiology, to the management of underlying medical conditions experienced by the woman/wahine and/or baby, in midwifery practice.
2. Demonstrate professional, collaborative, culturally responsive and effective midwifery care in partnership with women/wahine and/or baby experiencing complexities.
3. Apply integrated midwifery knowledge and skills in relation to caring for the woman/wahine and/or baby experiencing conditions and complexities.
4. Examine interprofessional care for the woman/wahine and/or baby experiencing complexities due to underlying medical conditions.
Clinical placement (150 hours)
? Working in partnership in complex situations with women/wahine and whanau
? Cultural competence and partnership
? Working in an interprofessional team
? Integrate knowledge of medical, obstetric, neonatal complications and conditions in the childbirth continuum
? Reflective practice
? Prioritising care and time management
? Critical thinking, decision making and care planning
? Professional accountability
? Professional and therapeutic documentation and communication
? Evidence-based practice and midwifery frameworks for practice
? Prescribing and midwifery practice
? Accessing and administering medicines
? Technical skills needed to care for the woman/wahine and/or baby experiencing complexities and/or conditions
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.
Students must meet all the clinical requirements, including evidence of a minimum of 150 hours clinical placement to be eligible 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.