MDWF12001 - Midwifery – Past and Present
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

Contemporary midwifery is a product of its historical roots, social and political influences. You will have the opportunity to develop an understanding of these factors and how they have shaped contemporary midwifery practice. In this course, you will explore the role of the midwife and the theories and philosophy underpinning contemporary midwifery practice in national and international settings.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 7
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

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

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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. Group Discussion 20%
2. Written Assessment 40%
3. Written Assessment 40%

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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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Examine the historical roots and social and political influences on contemporary midwifery.
  2. Explain the role of the midwife.
  3. Critique the theories and philosophy underpinning contemporary midwifery practice in national and international settings.

NMBA domain and competencies

Domain – Legal and professional practice
o Competency 1 Functions in accordance with legislation and common law affecting midwifery practice
o Competency 2 Accepts accountability and responsibility for own actions within midwifery practice

Domain – Midwifery knowledge and practice
o Competency 3 Communicates information to facilitate decision making by the woman
o Competency 4 Promotes safe and effective midwifery care
o Competency 5 Assesses, plans, provides and evaluates safe and effective midwifery care

Domain – Midwifery as primary health care
o Competency 7 Advocates to protect the rights of women, families and communities in relation to maternity care
o Competency 8 Develops effective strategies to implement and support collaborative midwifery practice
o Competency 9 Actively supports midwifery as a public health strategy
o Competency 10 Ensures midwifery practice is culturally safe

Domain – Reflective and ethical practice
o Competency 11 Bases midwifery practice on ethical decision making
o Competency 12 Identifies personal beliefs and develops these in ways that enhance midwifery practice

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Group Discussion
2 - Written Assessment  
3 - Written Assessment  

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
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 - Group Discussion          
2 - Written Assessment          
3 - Written Assessment          

Prescribed Textbooks

Midwifery : Preparation for Practice
Author/s: Pairman, Pincombe, Thorogood & Tracy Year: 2014
Edition: 3rd edn Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
City: Sydney State: NSW
Country: Australia
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop

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 CoordinatorBridget Ferguson (b.ferguson@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

Topic 1 – Midwifery Philosophy:

1.International definition of the Midwife

2.Primary Health care

3.Woman centered care

Chapter One and Eight In

S. Pairman, J. Pincombe, C. Thorogood, & S. Tracy (Eds.), Midwifery: preparation for practice (3rd ed.) Elsevier Churchill Livingstone, Sydney.

Week 2 13-03-2017

Topic 2 – Historical perspectives:

1. The place of midwifery in history

2. Feminism

Medicalisation of childbirth

Chapter Four In

S. Pairman, J. Pincombe, C. Thorogood, & S. Tracy (Eds.), Midwifery: preparation for practice (3rd ed.) Elsevier Churchill Livingstone, Sydney.

Week 3 20-03-2017

Topic 3 – Contemporary perspectives:

1. The role and responsibilities of the midwife

2 .Professional, legal and ethical frameworks

Chapter 12 in

S. Pairman, J. Pincombe, C. Thorogood, & S. Tracy (Eds.), Midwifery: preparation for practice (3rd ed.) Elsevier Churchill Livingstone, Sydney.

Assessment One: Online Discussion entry

Week 4 27-03-2017

Topic 4 - Contemporary perspectives: Evidence informed practice

Chapter 6 in

S. Pairman, J. Pincombe, C. Thorogood, & S. Tracy (Eds.), Midwifery: preparation for practice (3rd ed.) Elsevier Churchill Livingstone, Sydney.

Week 5 03-04-2017

Topic 5 - Contemporary perspectives: Reflective Practice

Chapter 15 in

S. Pairman, J. Pincombe, C. Thorogood, & S. Tracy (Eds.), Midwifery: preparation for practice (3rd ed.) Elsevier Churchill Livingstone, Sydney.

Assessment One: Online Discussion entry

Assessment Two: Written Essay

Written Assessment Due Friday (07 Apr 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Vacation Week 10-04-2017

Week 6 17-04-2017

Topic 6 - Contemporary perspectives: Women’s experiences

Chapter 16 in

S. Pairman, J. Pincombe, C. Thorogood, & S. Tracy (Eds.), Midwifery: preparation for practice (3rd ed.) Elsevier Churchill Livingstone, Sydney.

Week 7 24-04-2017

Topic 7- Midwifery philosophy: Midwife-woman partnership

Chapter 17 in

S. Pairman, J. Pincombe, C. Thorogood, & S. Tracy (Eds.), Midwifery: preparation for practice (3rd ed.) Elsevier Churchill Livingstone, Sydney.

Assessment One: Online discussion entry

Week 8 01-05-2017

Topic 8 - Midwifery philosophy: Working in collaboration

Chapter 18 in

S. Pairman, J. Pincombe, C. Thorogood, & S. Tracy (Eds.), Midwifery: preparation for practice (3rd ed.) Elsevier Churchill Livingstone, Sydney.

Week 9 08-05-2017

Topic 9 - Midwifery in a global context

Chapter 18 and 4 in

S. Pairman, J. Pincombe, C. Thorogood, & S. Tracy (Eds.), Midwifery: preparation for practice (3rd ed.) Elsevier Churchill Livingstone, Sydney.

Week 10 15-05-2017

Topic 10 - Midwifery in an Australian Context

Chapter 4 in

S. Pairman, J. Pincombe, C. Thorogood, & S. Tracy (Eds.), Midwifery: preparation for practice (3rd ed.) Elsevier Churchill Livingstone, Sydney.

Assessment One: Online Discussion entry

Group Discussion Due Friday (19 May 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 11 22-05-2017

Topic 11 - Midwifery in an Australian Context

Chapter 12 in

S. Pairman, J. Pincombe, C. Thorogood, & S. Tracy (Eds.), Midwifery: preparation for practice (3rd ed.) Elsevier Churchill Livingstone, Sydney.

Assessment Three: Written Essay

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

Topic 12 - Summary: student discussion and preparation for final assessment.

Revision of the above chapters

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

1 Group Discussion

Assessment Title Group Discussion
Task Description

You are required to participate in an online group discussion via Moodle that will be directed by the Unit Coordinator. The online activities will require you to participate in a group discussion on 4 (four) set weeks over the semester that is based on topics in your study guide. Marks will be awarded for your online participation in the group discussion. Do not give your opinion but write a discussion, using professional dialogue that is supported by evidence. Each online submission is due by the Friday of that week at 11:45pm AEST.

The Online Discussion will occur on weeks 3, 5, 7, 10

Length of Post/Discussion: 150-250 words

Weighting: 20%

Week 3 Topic: Consider the historical and traditional hierarchy between doctors and midwives. How can this relationship dynamic impact upon outcomes for women and babies?

Week 5 Topic: Consider and reflect on a time in your career where you have witnessed a breach in the principles of bioethics. Using Gibbs Reflective Cycle (p5. Week 5 study guide) write a reflection about your experience to demonstrate your learning. Discuss the role of the midwife as an advocate for the rights of women and babies.

REF: Gibbs, G. (1988). Learning by Doing: A Guide to Teaching and Learning Methods. Oxford Further Education Unit, Oxford.

Week 7 Topic: Review your discussion in the week three topic. Discuss the importance of collaborative practice and give recommendations for establishing and maintaining a professional collaborative relationship with other health professionals.

Week 10 Topic: Compared with women from European backgrounds, Indigenous women do not have the same levels of participation in decision making, planning, development and delivery of health and maternity services. How can midwives work in partnership with Indigenous women to remedy these inequalities?

Contribution to the online group discussion is to add to the questions being posed in the study guide and to contribute to the discussion generated by your colleagues. Simply stating 'yes I agree with previous statements' will not be considered to be contributing to the discussion. If you are citing from other work in your post you will be required to reference this using APA 6th edition style.

Assessment Due Date: Week 3, 5, 7, 10 on the Friday of each week by 11:45 PM AEST

Assessment Due Date Week 10 Friday (19-May-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Each online discussion entry is due by the Friday of teh corresponding week however the total assesment is due week 10, on Friday the 19th of May 2017 at 2345hrs AEST
Return Date to Students Approximately three weeks after submission
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria
HD D C P F %
COMPREHENSION OF TOPIC Comprehensively addresses all aspects of the questions raised by the lecturer in the weekly online lecture material/course resources. Thorough comprehension of relevance of content clearly evident. Extensively addresses the majority of the aspects for the questions raised by the lecturer in the weekly online lecture material/course resources and effectively comprehends relevance of content. Broadly addresses most aspects of the questions raised by the lecturer in the weekly online lecture material/course resources. Generally demonstrates comprehension of how content is relevant. Content basically addresses aspects of the questions raised by the lecturer in the weekly online lecture material/course resources. Demonstrates limited comprehension of how content is relevant. Content does not address all aspects of the questions raised by the lecturer in the weekly online lecture material/course resources Inadequate comprehension of required content. 30
CRITICAL THINKING Clear, coherent and convincing critical thought. Comprehensively inclusive of concepts and evidence. Clear, coherent critical thought that is well developed and logically builds each point on the last. Effectively inclusive of both concepts and evidence. Clear, critical and logically developed thought presented. Generally inclusive of concepts and evidence. Critical thought discernible. Generally demonstrates logical flow although some reliance on descriptive discussion. Discussion is poorly developed or absent. No or minimal evidence of critical thought. 40
Online posting Postings are made in a timely manner providing other students with the opportunity to respond. Postings consistently respond directly to course content material and demonstrate a critical and thoughtful approach to the content. Critical and mindful connections are made to other student’s discussion. Other students are given the opportunity to respond as postings are made in a timely manner. Postings largely respond directly to course content material and demonstrate a critical and thoughtful approach. Mindful connections are made to other student’s discussion in the majority of postings. Other students are given the opportunity to respond as postings are made in a timely manner. Postings in the majority of the time respond directly to course content material and demonstrate a thoughtful approach. Connections are made to other student’s discussion in some of postings. Other students are given the opportunity to respond as postings are made in a timely manner. Postings in the majority of the time respond directly to course content material. However could demonstrate a more thoughtful approach. Connections are made to other student’s discussion in the majority of postings. Other students are not given the opportunity to respond as postings are not made in a timely manner. Postings in the majority of the time do not respond directly to course content material. Connections are not made to other student’s discussion in the majority of postings 30

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Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

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

1. Examine the historical roots and social and political influences on contemporary midwifery.

2. Explain the role of the midwife.

3. Critique the theories and philosophy underpinning contemporary midwifery practice in national and international settings.

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

1. Communication

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy



2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment
Task Description

Instructions to students:

You are required to write an essay that demonstrates your understanding of the concepts learnt throughout this course. You are expected to use an academic approach to answer all components of this assessment. Using this approach, you will need to demonstrate that you have researched the relevant issues present. You are required to read widely and analyse the information that you gather, ensuring that it is applicable, evidence-based and up-to-date.


Assessment: Essay

Consider and contrast historical and contemporary approaches to care of the pregnant, birthing and postnatal woman. Critically analyse the three components of maternity care that were lost at the turn of the 19th century marking the beginning of the move of childbirth from the home into institutions. The three components according to Davis and Hunter (2015) included:

· A move away from a familiar environment,

· The loss of a close personal and trusting relationship with a midwife who provided continuous care throughout labour and childbirth,

· A strong belief in the normal physiology of childbirth.

Your written essay needs to include a discussion that:

· Explores the three components of women's care (as above) that was lost in the move from birthing in the home to birthing in the hospital system.

· Analyze how contemporary midwifery, via continuity models of care, seeks to reinstate these components. Consider in your discussion barriers to contemporary midwifery practice.

Assessment Due Date Week 5 Friday (07-Apr-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Approximately three weeks after submission
Weighting 40%
Assessment Criteria

MDWF 12001 Midwifery Past & Present - Assessment Criteria Sheet – Assessment Two – Written Assessment

Student Name:

HD D C P F
Structure (15%)
Clear and succinct introduction that introduces the topic and outlines the direction of the paper. (5%) Clear and appropriate introduction that introduces the topic and outlines the direction of the paper. Appropriate introduction that introduces the topic and outlines the direction of the paper. Introduction is apparent and the topic is introduced but there is no clear direction to the paper. No recognisable introduction. The topic is not introduced and no clear direction of the paper.
Clear and succinct conclusion that outlines the main points and brings argument to a logical close. (5%) Clear and appropriate conclusion that outlines the main points and brings the argument to a close. Conclusion outlines most of the main points and brings some sense of closure. Conclusion apparent and outlines most of the main points and endeavours to bring the argument to a close-there may be some incongruity. No recognisable conclusion-little reference to the main points and no clear conclusion to the paper.
Excellent presentation of assignment, double spaced with 12 point font. Consistently accurate with spelling, grammar and paragraph structure. (5%) Well-presented assignment, double spaced with 12 point font. 1 or 2 errors spelling, grammar and paragraph structure. Well-presented assignment, double spaced with 12 point font. 3 or 4 consistent errors with spelling, grammar and paragraph structure. Well-presented assignment, double spaced with 12 point font. 3 or 4 inconsistent errors with spelling, grammar and paragraph structure. Poorly presented assignment. Double spacing not used. 12 point font not used. Many inaccuracies with spelling, grammar and paragraph structure. (> 5 errors).
Approach & Argument (75%)
Content is clearly relevant to the topic, the approach comprehensively answers the question and the argument proceeds logically and is within the set word limit. (15%) Content is relevant to the topic, the approach clearly answers the question and the argument proceeds logically and is within the set word limit. Content is appropriate and answers the question and the argument for the most part proceeds logically and is within the set word limit. Content answers the question the argument is at times repetitive or lacks cohesion and is within the set word limit with a 10% allowance (under or over the set limit). Content is irrelevant and or does not answer the question and the argument lacks cohesion. The word limit has not been adhered to; the word limit is well over or under the 10% allowance.
An articulate and comprehensive discussion that considers and contrasts the historical and contemporary approaches to maternity care whilst exploring the three lost components of women’s care when birthing was removed from the home into the hospital setting. (30 %) (Learning Outcome 1, 2 & 3) Insightful and well-developed discussion that considers and contrasts the historical and contemporary approaches to maternity care whilst exploring the three lost components of women’s care when birthing was removed from the home into the hospital setting. A logical discussion that demonstrates a competent understanding of the historical and contemporary approaches to maternity care whilst exploring the three lost components of women’s care when birthing was removed from the home into the hospital setting. A disjointed discussion that demonstrates a generalised or limited understanding of the historical and contemporary approaches to maternity care whilst exploring the three lost components of women’s care when birthing was removed from the home into the hospital setting. An inadequate discussion which demonstrates a poor understanding of the historical and contemporary approaches to maternity care whilst exploring the three lost components of women’s care when birthing was removed from the home into the hospital setting.
Comprehensive discussion on how contemporary midwifery seeks to reinstate the lost components of maternity care with a critical exploration of the challenges faced by midwives today. (30 %) (Learning Outcome 1,2&3) Well-developed discussion on how contemporary midwifery seeks to reinstate the lost components of maternity care with a critical exploration of the challenges faced by midwives today. Broad-based discussion that has some understanding of how contemporary midwifery seeks to reinstate the lost components of maternity care with a critical exploration of the challenges faced by midwives today. Minimal exploration and a disjointed discussion which explores how contemporary midwifery seeks to reinstate the lost components of maternity care with a critical exploration of the challenges faced by midwives today. The analysis and discussion fails to explore how contemporary midwifery seeks to reinstate the lost components of maternity care with a critical exploration of the challenges faced by midwives today.
Referencing (10%): Referencing is consistent throughout with Author-date system Referencing is not consistent with Author-date system
Consistently integrates up-to-date references to support and reflect all ideas, factual information and quotations. (5%) Generally integrates up-to-date references to support and reflect ideas, factual information and quotations, with 1 or 2 exceptions. Frequently integrates up-to-date references to support and reflect ideas, factual information and quotations, with 3 or 4 exceptions. Occasionally integrates up-to-date references to support and reflect ideas, factual information and quotations, with 5 or 6 exceptions. Fails to or infrequent attempts (>7 errors) to integrate up-to-date references to support and reflect ideas, factual information and quotations.
Consistently accurate with referencing. A minimum of 10 references used including 7 journal articles and relevant web-sites. (5%) 1 or 2 consistent referencing errors identified. A minimum of 10 references used including 6 journal articles and relevant web-sites. 3 or 4 consistent referencing errors identified. A minimum of 10 references used including 5 journal articles and relevant web-sites. 3 or 4 inconsistent referencing errors identified. A minimum of 10 references used including 4 journal articles and relevant web-sites. Many inaccuracies with referencing (>5). Less than 10 references used. Less than 4 journal articles not sourced. Relevant web-sites not included.

Late Penalty (if applicable) % Final Grade:

Overall percentage: /50%

This assignment is worth 40% of the total assessment for this subject. /100

COMMENTS:

Marker: Date:

Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Upload via the Bachelor of Midwifery Moodle page

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

1. Examine the historical roots and social and political influences on contemporary midwifery.

2. Explain the role of the midwife.

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

1. Communication

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy



3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment
Task Description

Instructions to students:

You must be able to demonstrate your understanding of the concepts learnt throughout this course. You are expected to use an academic approach to answer all components of this assessment. Using this approach, you will need to demonstrate that you have researched the relevant issues present. You are required to read widely and analyse the information that you gather, ensuring that it is applicable, evidence-based and up-to-date.


Case Study: Sarah’s story.

Sarah chose midwifery-led continuity of care for her first baby, Isla. She describes how she met a small group of four midwives who provided care for her. Sarah states she mostly saw one midwife (her primary midwife), and felt confident seeing the same midwife who attended the birth of her daughter. In addition, as Sarah experienced a continuity of care model of midwifery she developed a trusting professional relationship with her midwife. Sarah continues on to describe how her birth was very intimate with the only people being her husband and her primary midwife.

(Catling, C., Cummins, A., & Hogan, R. 2016, p.1)

Assessment:

In reflecting upon Sarah's story, research and discuss the following points:

  • Examine, discuss and link midwifery to the empowerment of pregnant and birthing women and their right to choose their own model of care
  • Explore and discuss how midwifery-led continuity of care models can be advantageous for women in their pregnancy and birth experiences.
  • When working with women in a midwifery continuity of care model, a relationship has a potential for becoming a friendship. Critically analyse and discuss the differences between friendships and professional relationships in relation to midwifery-led continuity of care models. Keeping in mind that Sarah described her birth as intimate.
Assessment Due Date Week 11 Friday (26-May-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Friday 26th of May at 2345hrs (AEST)
Return Date to Students Exam Week Friday (16-Jun-2017)
Approximately three weeks after submission
Weighting 40%
Assessment Criteria

MDWF 12001 Midwifery Past & Present - Assessment Criteria Sheet – Assessment Three– Written Assessment

Student Name:

HD D C P F
Structure (15%)
Clear and succinct introduction that introduces the topic and outlines the direction of the paper. (5%) Clear and appropriate introduction that introduces the topic and outlines the direction of the paper. Appropriate introduction that introduces the topic and outlines the direction of the paper. Introduction is apparent and the topic is introduced but there is no clear direction to the paper. No recognisable introduction-the topic is not introduced and/or there is no direction of the paper.
Clear and succinct conclusion that outlines the main points brings argument to a logical close. (5%) Clear and appropriate conclusion that outlines the main points and brings the argument to a close. Conclusion outlines most of the main points and brings some sense of closure. Conclusion apparent and outlines most of the main points and endeavours to bring the argument to a close-there may be some incongruity. No recognisable conclusion-little reference to the main points and no clear conclusion to the paper.
Excellent presentation of assignment, double spaced with 12 point font. Consistently accurate with spelling, grammar and paragraph structure. (5%) Well-presented assignment, double spaced with 12 point font. 1 or 2 errors spelling, grammar and paragraph structure. Well-presented assignment, double spaced with 12 point font. 3 or 4 consistent errors with spelling, grammar and paragraph structure. Well-presented assignment, double spaced with 12 point font. 3 or 4 inconsistent errors with spelling, grammar and paragraph structure. Poorly presented assignment. Double spacing not used. 12 point font not used. Many inaccuracies with spelling, grammar and paragraph structure. (> 5 errors).
Approach & Argument (75%)
Content is clearly relevant to the topic, the approach comprehensively answers the question and the argument proceeds logically and is within the set word limit. (15%) Content is relevant to the topic, the approach clearly answers the question and the argument proceeds logically and is within the set word limit. Content is appropriate and answers the question and the argument for the most part proceeds logically and is within the set word limit. Content answers the question the argument is at times repetitive or lacks cohesion and is within the set word limit with a 10% allowance (under or over the set limit). Content is irrelevant and or does not answer the question and the argument lacks cohesion. The word limit has not been adhered to; the word limit is well over or under the 10% allowance.
An articulate and comprehensive discussion that examines the link between midwifery and the empowerment of pregnant and birthing women including the right to choose their own model of care. (20%) (Learning Outcome 1,2 & 3) Insightful and well-developed discussion that demonstrates a clear examination and understanding of the link between midwifery and the empowerment of pregnant and birthing women including the right to choose their own model of care. A logical discussion that demonstrates a clear examination and understanding of the link between midwifery the empowerment of pregnant and birthing women including the right to choose their own model of care. A disjointed discussion that demonstrates a generalised or limited understanding of the link between midwifery the empowerment of pregnant and birthing women including the right to choose their own model of care. An inadequate discussion demonstrating a poor understanding of the link between midwifery the empowerment of pregnant and birthing women including the right to choose their own model of care.
Comprehensive exploration which discusses how midwifery-led continuity of care models can be advantageous for women in their pregnancy and birth experiences. (20%) (Learning Outcome 1,2&3) Well-developed discussion that explores how midwifery-led continuity of care models can be advantageous for women in their pregnancy and birth experiences. Broad discussion exploring how midwifery-led continuity of care models can be advantageous for women in their pregnancy and birth experiences. A satisfactory understanding of the topic which explores how midwifery-led continuity of care models can be advantageous for women in their pregnancy and birth experiences. Inadequate analysis and discussion that demonstrates a poor understanding of how midwifery-led continuity of care models can be advantageous for women in their pregnancy and birth experiences.
An articulate and comprehensive discussion that critically analyses the differences between friendship and professional relationships in relation to Sarah’s case study. (20%) (Learning Outcome 1, 2,&3) An insightful and well developed discussion that analyses the differences between friendship and professional relationships in relation to Sarah’s case study. A logical discussion which broadly explores the differences between friendship and professional relationships in relation to Sarah’s case study. A Satisfactory understanding of the topic. Although there is minimal or limited discussion that can be repetitive at times that shows some exploration of the differences between friendship and professional relationships in relation to Sarah’s case study. A poor understanding of the topic. Content does not address the topic being explored that being the differences between friendship and professional relationships in relation to Sarah’s case study.
Referencing (10%)
Consistently integrates up-to-date references to support and reflect all ideas, factual information and quotations. (5%) Generally integrates up-to-date references to support and reflect ideas, factual information and quotations, with 1 or 2 exceptions. Frequently integrates up-to-date references to support and reflect ideas, factual information and quotations, with 3 or 4 exceptions. Occasionally integrates up-to-date references to support and reflect ideas, factual information and quotations, with 5 or 6 exceptions. Fails to or infrequent attempts (>7 errors) to integrate up-to-date references to support and reflect ideas, factual information and quotations.
Consistently accurate with referencing. A minimum of 10 references used including 7 journal articles and relevant web-sites. (5%) 1 or 2 consistent referencing errors identified. A minimum of 10 references used including 6 journal articles and relevant web-sites. 3 or 4 consistent referencing errors identified. A minimum of 10 references used including 5 journal articles and relevant web-sites. 3 or 4 inconsistent referencing errors identified. A minimum of 10 references used including 4 journal articles and relevant web-sites. Many inaccuracies with referencing (>5). Less than 10 references used. Less than 4 journal articles not sourced. Relevant web-sites not included.

This assignment is worth 40% of the total assessment for this subject. /100

Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Upload via the Bachelor of Midwifery Moodle page

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

2. Explain the role of the midwife.

3. Critique the theories and philosophy underpinning contemporary midwifery practice in national and international settings.

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

1. Communication

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy




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