This course aims to introduce students to contemporary midwifery practice which is underpinned on the philosphy of Women Centred Care and the role of a midwife defined from the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM). This course will further develop the students understanding and role of the midwife as a health care professional, providing a critical contribution to the quality of women's experiences of childbearing. Framework for midwifery practice and decision making will further explore ethical, legal and professional issues in various models of midwfiery care in any settings. Development and enhancement of skills in effective communication, collaboration, documentation,reflection and cultural safety will be strengthened to support a safe satisfying experience that meets the indivudal needs of women.
This course is designed to provide students with foundational knowledge in midwifery practice and care rendered to women of child bearing age , family and community in a holistic manner. It will provide students with comprehensive knowledge of pregnancy, labour, birth and pueperium. Full physical assessment of pregnant women including technology used in assessment, diagnosis and intervention at all stages of the reproductive process will be explained.It will also cover the process of labour, birth and the peuperium together with the support to the woman during these normal events.
- Teacher: Latileta Gumatua
This course is designed to provide students with a foundational knowledge of reproductive health, pregnancy, labor ,birth peuperium and the normal newborn. It will also provide students with knowledge and skills of how to identify and refer high risk cases. Students will also be introduced to obstetric Nursing procedures and taught necessary skills for monitoring and care of pregnant and laboring women, normal newborn and post partum care. This course will also include clinical attachment to Maternity units.