NURS13132 - Maternal and Neonatal Nursing
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

The unit introduces you to normal processes of human reproduction, pregnancy, birth and post natal. You will examine factors that influence maternal and newborn health and identify key health promotion and health education strategies designed to improve health outcomes. You will also explore legal and ethical issues related to maternal and neonatal nursing.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 7
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisites

Students must have completed 96 credit points and NURS12158 Clinical Nursing Practice 3 or NURS13126 Critical Care Nursing

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 1 - 2017
  • Distance

Website

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Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 50%
2. Written Assessment 50%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback Source Recommendation
Positive feedback regarding the quality of teaching and learning materials. Student Feedback: 'The modules were clear and were explained well by the lecturer' 'Tanya was incredibly helpful and more than happy to assist at all times. She was quick to respond to queries and supportive to all students. The content was presented in an interesting, user friendly way and Tanya made the effort to explain everything thoroughly' 'Tanya was always willing to answer any questions regarding the assessment in the forums, which I found helpful. She had plenty of resources for our learning and I found this subject utterly enjoyable' 'I found this unit very interesting. The Moodle site was easy to navigate and the weekly work was set out in a way that it was achievable. The assignment tasks were based around topics that are important and the questions allowed me to gain a greater understanding of breastfeeding and immunisations. I found the task sheets very clear and Tanya's guides made the world of difference- even just to gain a basic understanding of what we needed to do and then spark ideas. Tanya was also great with answering forum posts and helping when I was in need. Greatly appreciated and have enjoyed this unit' Student feedback and unit evaluation report. To continue with the current format of unit materials including study guides and accompanying lectures.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Explore the nursing role in supporting women and their families through pregnancy, birth and postnatal care.
  2. Consider key health promotion and health education strategies for women and their families through pregnancy, birth and the post natal period.
  3. Evaluate the principles of cultural competence and communication to enable effective collaboration with women and their families to facilitate positive outcomes.
  4. Discuss the legal and ethical issues related to maternal and neonatal nursing.

The learning outcomes are linked to the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) Standards for registered nurses and the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) registered nurse standards for practice.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1. Communication
2. Problem Solving
3. Critical Thinking
4. Information Literacy
5. Team Work
6. Information Technology Competence        
7. Cross Cultural Competence
8. Ethical practice

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Written Assessment  
2 - Written Assessment  

Textbook Information

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorAdele Baldwin (a.baldwin@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017

Introduction to Australian maternal and neonatal health services.

Week 2 13-03-2017

Anatomy and physiology of reproduction and pregnancy.

Week 3 20-03-2017

Anatomy and physiology of birth.

Week 4 27-03-2017

The role of the "nurse" (midwife) in the provision of early postnatal care of the mother and baby.

Week 5 03-04-2017

Infant nutrition and the benefits of breastfeeding.

Vacation Week 10-04-2017
Week 6 17-04-2017 Critically analysing the social and cultural context of mothering
Written Assessment- Explorative Essay Due Monday (17 Apr 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 7 24-04-2017

Critically analysing the factors that influence maternal and neonatal health part A.

Week 8 01-05-2017

Critically analysing the factors that influence maternal and neonatal health part B.

Week 9 08-05-2017

Explore the role of the midwife for optimising maternal and neonatal health and wellbeing A.

Week 10 15-05-2017

Explore the role of the midwife for optimising maternal and neonatal health and wellbeing B.

Week 11 22-05-2017

Application of health promotion and education strategy principles applied to maternal and neonatal care.

Written Assessment - Case Study Due Friday (26 May 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 12 29-05-2017

Looking through the maternal and neonatal world for legal and ethical issues.

Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Exam Week 12-06-2017

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment- Explorative Essay
Task Description

Explorative Essay (2500 words) - Baby Friendly Health Initiative.

As a registered nurse, you may be required to provide care for a woman who is breastfeeding and receiving treatment for a medical condition or following a surgical procedure for which she is hospitalised. This essay requires you to discuss the Baby Friendly Health Initiative and outline how you would use this information to provide support for mother and baby.

Your essay should address each of the following:

· Discuss the 'Baby Friendly Health Initiative' paying close attention to the aims of the initiative, and its recommendations.

· Analyse the impact of the Baby Friendly Health Initiative on community awareness and support for breastfeeding mothers and babies the importance of breastfeeding and its support.

Outline how as the registered nurse you can help support women to maintain breastfeeding when admitted to hospital for a medical or surgical procedure.
Assessment Due Date Week 6 Monday (17-Apr-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 9 Monday (08-May-2017)
Weighting 50%
Assessment Criteria

Formatting according to academic conventions:

1. Your essay is to follow academic conventions of structure with an introduction, body and conclusion.

2. Your introduction will outline the key points of your essay.

3. The body of the literature review will cover all the elements of your discussion.

4. Your conclusion will provide an overall summary of your main points with no new information or references.

Further information:

· Review the marking criteria sheet. Consider that your paper’s grade will be derived from criteria outlined in that sheet and thus clear explanations of the expectations for varying grades are provided for both your direction and the assessment of your paper.

· Use a separate page for the reference list.

· The quality of your references is what is important rather than the volume of references (use references that are from contemporary and valid sources such as peer reviewed journals; do not use websites that end in “.com.au” as academic sources; journal articles should be less than seven years old).

Word count includes in-text references, but not reference list.

Page numbers are only required for direct quotes but preferably use no direct quotes or keep these to a bare minimum.

Words in excess of 2,750 words will not be read and thus not contribute to your grade.

The cover sheet should include your name, student number, the unit code, the assessment item number and word count.

Line spacing: at least 1.5; Font size: 12; Font type: Arial.

Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Explore the nursing role in supporting women and their families through pregnancy, birth and postnatal care.

2. Consider key health promotion and health education strategies for women and their families through pregnancy, birth and the post natal period.

3. Evaluate the principles of cultural competence and communication to enable effective collaboration with women and their families to facilitate positive outcomes.

4. Discuss the legal and ethical issues related to maternal and neonatal nursing.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

5. Team Work

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice



2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment - Case Study
Task Description

Case study (2500 words) - Childhood Immunisation

You are a Registered Nurse (RN) working at a child health clinic in a regional area. You meet Daisy, the 20 year old mother of 3 month old Noah during a routine visit. Daisy asks whether it is really necessary to immunise Noah as she has heard lots of conflicting information about the safety of, and need for childhood immunisation. Her concerns have been exacerbated by some of her elderly aunts who are very vocal in their opinions that it is not necessary if you raise the child right. Daisy does not want to upset anyone, but she is becoming increasingly concerned about what is right for Noah.

Obviously there are many issues for consideration in the above case study. This assignment requires you to write, in your own words, what you would say to Daisy using the current literature to support what you say. Your discussion should include the following key points:

· Explain what the aims of childhood immunisation programs are

· Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of childhood immunisation, based on the current scholarly evidence

· Discuss the limitations on childcare and schooling opportunities for the unvaccinated child in the Australian context

· Discuss how you would reassure Daisy and provide ongoing support as well as identifying resources available to her in relation to immunisation programs

Assessment Due Date Week 11 Friday (26-May-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Exam Week Friday (16-Jun-2017)
Weighting 50%
Assessment Criteria

Formatting according to academic conventions:

1. Your case study is to follow academic conventions of structure with an introduction, body and conclusion.

2. Your introduction will outline the key points of your case study.

3. The body of the case study will cover all the elements of your discussion.

4. Your conclusion will provide an overall summary of your main points with no new information or references.

Further information:

· Review the marking criteria sheet. Consider that your paper’s grade will be derived from criteria outlined in that sheet and thus clear explanations of the expectations for varying grades are provided for both your direction and the assessment of your paper.

· Use a separate page for the reference list.

· The quality of your references is what is important rather than the volume of references (use references that are from contemporary and valid sources such as peer reviewed journals; do not use websites that end in “.com.au” as academic sources; journal articles should be less than seven years old).

· Word count includes in-text references, but not reference list.

· Page numbers are only required for direct quotes but preferably use no direct quotes or keep these to a bare minimum.

· Words in excess of 2,750 words will not be read and thus not contribute to your grade.

· The cover sheet should include your name, student number, the unit code, the assessment item number and word count.

· Line spacing: at least 1.5; Font size: 12; Font type: Arial.

Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Explore the nursing role in supporting women and their families through pregnancy, birth and postnatal care.

2. Consider key health promotion and health education strategies for women and their families through pregnancy, birth and the post natal period.

3. Evaluate the principles of cultural competence and communication to enable effective collaboration with women and their families to facilitate positive outcomes.

4. Discuss the legal and ethical issues related to maternal and neonatal nursing.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

5. Team Work

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice




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