MIDW217 - Midwifery Care of the Woman with Complex Needs

10 cp
Prerequisite For BMidw students: BIOL122 Human Biological Science 2; MIDW200 Clinical Midwifery Practice 2; MIDW216 Midwifery Care of the Birthing Woman For BMidw (Graduate Entry) students: MIDW200 Clinical Midwifery Practice 2; MIDW216 Midwifery Care of the Birthing Woman
Teaching Organisation 150 hours of focused learning.

This unit extends students' knowledge of the complications and emergency situations in childbearing and the related midwifery and obstetric management. The unit focuses on the collaborative role of the midwife, referral, use of medical technology and medications, obstetric intervention, and the implications of complications for these women, their families, and care providers. This unit is required by students to assist their ongoing development of midwifery knowledge, specifically in relation to birthing complications and other emergencies in the childbearing continuum.

The aim of this unit is to build on earlier learning about physiological processes of childbirth, and extend students' knowledge of assessment and care planning for women experiencing birthing complications and emergencies in the antenatal, intranatal and postnatal period.