MIDW215 - Perinatal Mental Health

10 cp
Prerequisite For Bachelor of Midwifery: MIDW113 Midwifery Care of the Pregnant Woman; MIDW246 Midwifery Care of the Postnatal Woman and Family; MIDW100 Clinical Midwifery Practice 1 For Bachelor of Midwifery (Graduate Entry): MDGE101 Introduction to Midwifery Practice Women
Teaching Organisation 150 hours of focused learning.

This unit provides students with the opportunity to develop an understanding of mental health and mental illness in pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period. The impact of mental health disorders on attachment, early parenting, the baby and family will be explored. The unit is required by students to extend their midwifery knowledge on assessment and care planning, speciafically in relation to childbearing women with mental illness.

The aim of this unit is to extend students' knowledge of contemporary midwifery practice to enable them to support women and families challenged by mental health issues.