MDWF20011 - Transition to Practice
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

This unit enables students to consolidate the knowledge, skills and values developed over time in accordance with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council (ANMC) National Competency Standards for the Midwife (2006) - (now replaced by The Nursing and Midwifery Board Australia (NMBA) National Competency Standards for the Midwife (2006)). It is aimed at providing a context for students to finalise continuity of care experiences and demonstrate their readiness for registration and their willingness to engage in continuing professional development towards a competent, scholarly, accountable, autonomous, responsible and reflective midwife. There is a compulsory 5-day residential school attached to this unit.

Details

Career Level Postgraduate
Credit Points 8
Student Contribution Band 7
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.16667

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Students must successfully complete the unit MDWF20007 Complex Midwifery Practice that has a clinical component, in order to meet all requirements for this unit.

Residential Schools

This unit has a Compulsory Residential School for distance mode students and the details are:
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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
  • Mixed Mode

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 8-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 16.7 hours of study per week, making a total of 200 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 10%
2. Written Assessment 40%
3. Portfolio 50%
4. Professional Practice Placement Pass/Fail

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.

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Students liked the weekly Echo360 lectures and on-line discussion forum. Moodle. Continue Echo360 lectures.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Function in accordance with professional responsibilities, including accountability and leadership, adhering to legislation governing midwifery.
  2. Consolidate knowledge, skills and values for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating woman-centred care.
  3. Promote the national and international philosophies that recognise midwifery as primary health carer.
  4. Demonstrate commitment to ongoing professional development, midwifery research and evidence informed practice.
  5. Reflect on clinical learning and assess consolidating skills in midwifery practice, including evidence informed practice, clinical reasoning and decision making.
  6. Demonstrate midwifery competence based upon the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council [ANMC] National Competency Standards for the Midwife (2006).

The revised learning outcomes are more explicit and aligned to the ANMC National Competency Standards for the Midwife (2006).

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Portfolio
4 - Professional Practice Placement            

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1. Knowledge
2. Communication
3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4. Research  
5. Self-management
6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7. Leadership

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Portfolio
4 - Professional Practice Placement

Prescribed Textbooks

Midwifery Preparation for Practice
Author/s: Pairman, S., Pincombe, J., Thorogood, C. & Tracey, S. Year: 2015
Edition: 3rd 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 CoordinatorMeredith Lovegrove (m.lovegrove@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 Introduction

Pairman, S., Pincombe, J., Thorogood, C. & Tracey, S. (2015). Midwifery Preparation for Practice. (3rd ed.). Sydney, Australia: Churchill Livingstone.

Chapters 1 and 2

weekly online discussion due

Week 2 13-03-2017

Revisiting: The Midwife as a Primary Carer

Pairman, S., Pincombe, J., Thorogood, C. & Tracey, S. (2015). Midwifery Preparation for Practice. (3rd ed.). Sydney, Australia: Churchill Livingstone.

Chapters 1 and 7

weekly online discussion due

Week 3 20-03-2017

Continuing Professional Development

Pairman, S., Pincombe, J., Thorogood, C. & Tracey, S. (2015). Midwifery Preparation for Practice. (3rd ed.). Sydney, Australia: Churchill Livingstone.

Chapter 15

weekly online discussion due

Week 4 27-03-2017

Evidence Based Practice

Pairman, S., Pincombe, J., Thorogood, C. & Tracey, S. (2015). Midwifery Preparation for Practice. (3rd ed.). Sydney, Australia: Churchill Livingstone.

Chapter 5

weekly online discussion due

Assessment 2 due

Written Assessment Due Friday (31 Mar 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 5 03-04-2017

Transition to Practice

Pairman, S., Pincombe, J., Thorogood, C. & Tracey, S. (2015). Midwifery Preparation for Practice. (3rd ed.). Sydney, Australia: Churchill Livingstone.

Chapter 12

weekly online discussion due

Vacation Week 10-04-2017
Week 6 17-04-2017

Professional Legal Frameworks: Roles and Responsibilities of the Midwife

Pairman, S., Pincombe, J., Thorogood, C. & Tracey, S. (2015). Midwifery Preparation for Practice. (3rd ed.). Sydney, Australia: Churchill Livingstone.

Chapter 13

weekly online discussion due

Week 7 24-04-2017

Professional Legal Frameworks: Roles and Responsibilities of the Midwife (continued)

Pairman, S., Pincombe, J., Thorogood, C. & Tracey, S. (2015). Midwifery Preparation for Practice. (3rd ed.). Sydney, Australia: Churchill Livingstone.

Chapter 13

weekly online discussion due

Week 8 01-05-2017

Ethical Frameworks

Pairman, S., Pincombe, J., Thorogood, C. & Tracey, S. (2015). Midwifery Preparation for Practice. (3rd ed.). Sydney, Australia: Churchill Livingstone.

Chapter 14

weekly online discussion due

Week 9 08-05-2017

Ethical Decision Making

Pairman, S., Pincombe, J., Thorogood, C. & Tracey, S. (2015). Midwifery Preparation for Practice. (3rd ed.). Sydney, Australia: Churchill Livingstone.

Chapter 14

weekly online discussion due

Week 10 15-05-2017

Reflective Practice: The Importance of Reflective Practice

Pairman, S., Pincombe, J., Thorogood, C. & Tracey, S. (2015). Midwifery Preparation for Practice. (3rd ed.). Sydney, Australia: Churchill Livingstone.

Chapter 15

weekly online discussion due

Week 11 22-05-2017

Reflective Practice: Improving Performance through Reflective Practice

Pairman, S., Pincombe, J., Thorogood, C. & Tracey, S. (2015). Midwifery Preparation for Practice. (3rd ed.). Sydney, Australia: Churchill Livingstone.

Chapter 15

weekly online discussion due.. Cumulative due date for Assessment 1 due

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

Summary

weekly online discussion due

Assessment 3 due

Portfolio- Ongoing Reflective Journal Due Friday (02 Jun 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Exam Week 12-06-2017

Assessment 4 Clinical Placement due

Placement Due Friday (16 Jun 17) 11:45 PM AEST

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment- Online Activities
Task Description

You are required to participate in an online group discussion via Moodle that will be directed by the Course Coordinator. The online activities will require you to participate in a group discussIion that is based on set questions posed in your study guide. Marks will be awarded for your online participation in the group discussion.

To contribute to the online group discussion you will need to address the question being posed in the study guide and add to the discussion generated by your colleagues. Simply stating ‘yes I agree with previous statements’ will not be considered to contributing to the discussion.

Word Limit: A paragraph per discussion (100 to 200).

Assessment Due Date Week 11 Friday (26-May-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Participation in online activities as directed by the Course Co-ordinator. Final Complied Overview of Online Activities Due: 25/5/2015 (Week 11)
Return Date to Students Approximately three weeks after due date.
Weighting 10%
Assessment Criteria

The assessment criteria and associated performance standards for Assessment Item 1 are available in a detailed table format in the assignment information document available on the course moodle site. These assessment criteria will be used to evaluate your assignment. It is important you refer to this table when preparing your assignment. Your assignment will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Comprehension of Topic
  • Critical Thinking
  • Online Posting

Plagiarism detection software- Turnitin- will be used to evaluate assignments before marking.

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 discernable. 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

Online discussion in the discussion forum for this Unit

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

1. Function in accordance with professional responsibilities, including accountability and leadership, adhering to legislation governing midwifery.

2. Consolidate knowledge, skills and values for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating woman-centred care.

3. Promote the national and international philosophies that recognise midwifery as primary health carer.

4. Demonstrate commitment to ongoing professional development, midwifery research and evidence informed practice.

5. Reflect on clinical learning and assess consolidating skills in midwifery practice, including evidence informed practice, clinical reasoning and decision making.

6. Demonstrate midwifery competence based upon the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council [ANMC] National Competency Standards for the Midwife (2006).

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

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

4. Research

5. Self-management

6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility

7. Leadership



2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment
Task Description

Format: Essay

‘Each midwife is an autonomous health-care practitioner and may be self- employed, or employed; may work in urban, rural or remote settings; may be employed in primary, secondary, or tertiary maternity services; or work in educational or research institutions’ (Pelvin &Thompson, 2015, p. 369).

Discuss the above statement in relation to the transition to practice from a student midwife to a registered midwife working in a midwifery led continuity model of care. This discussion needs to incorporate the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA): Code of professional conduct for Midwives, Code of ethics for midwives and the Midwifery competency standards. Provide a discussion on your professional accountability to incorporate and embed evidence into your practice and how this may be achieved as a registered midwife providing continuity of care.

Your discussion needs to include an analysis of sustaining your midwifery practice within a multidisciplinary collaborative team.

Reference: Pelvin, B. & Thompson, T. 2015. Sustaining midwifery practice. In S. Pairman, J.Pincombe, C. Thorogood & S. Tracy (Eds.), Midwifery: preparation for practice (3rd ed., pp. 362-382). Elsevier Churchill Livingstone, Sydney.


Word Limit 2,000.

A 10% leeway on either side of the word limit will be accepted.

Assessment Due Date Week 4 Friday (31-Mar-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Approximately three weeks after submission date.
Weighting 40%
Assessment Criteria

The assessment criteria and associated performance standards for Assessment Item 2 are available in a detailed table format in the assignment information document available on the course moodle site. These assessment criteria will be used to evaluate your assignment. It is important you refer to this table when preparing your assignment. Your assignment will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Structure (15%)
  • Approach and Argument (75%)
  • Referencing (10%)

MDWF 20011 Transitions to Midwifery Practice - 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/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. (10%) 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 use of the NMBA documents that support your transition from student midwife to an autonomously practicing registered midwife. (20%) (Learning Outcome 3 & & 4) Insightful and well-developed discussion that demonstrates an understanding of the NMBA documents that support your transition from student midwife to an autonomously practicing registered midwife. A logical discussion that demonstrates a clear understanding of the NMBA documents that support your transition from student midwife to an autonomously practicing registered midwife. A disjointed discussion that demonstrates a generalised or limited understanding of the NMBA documents that support your transition from student midwife to an autonomously practicing registered midwife. An inadequate discussion demonstrating a poor understanding of the NMBA documents that support your transition from student midwife to an autonomously practicing registered midwife.
Comprehensive exploration which discusses the necessity of lifelong learning and the incorporation of this into your midwifery practice (25%) (Learning Outcome 1,2&3) Well-developed discussion that explores the necessity of lifelong learning and the incorporation of this into your midwifery practice Broad discussion exploring the necessity of lifelong learning and the incorporation of this into your midwifery practice A satisfactory understanding of the topic which explores the necessity of lifelong learning and the incorporation of this into your midwifery practice Inadequate analysis and discussion that demonstrates a poor understanding of the necessity of lifelong learning and the incorporation of this into your midwifery practice
An articulate and comprehensive discussion that critically analyses sustaining your midwifery practice in today’s environment of evolving multidisciplinary collaboration and the continuing evolving impact of research upon practice. (20%) (Learning Outcome 2,3&4) An insightful and well developed discussion that analyses sustaining your midwifery practice in today’s environment of evolving multidisciplinary collaboration and the continuing evolving impact of research upon practice. A logical discussion which broadly explores the sustaining your midwifery practice in today’s environment of evolving multidisciplinary collaboration and the continuing evolving impact of research upon practice. A Satisfactory understanding of the topic. Although there is minimal or limited discussion that can be repetitive at times that shows some exploration of sustaining your midwifery practice in today’s environment of evolving multidisciplinary collaboration and the continuing evolving impact of research upon practice. A poor understanding of the topic. Content does not address the topic being explored that being the sustaining of your midwifery practice in today’s environment of evolving multidisciplinary collaboration and the continuing evolving impact of research upon practice.
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

COMMENTS:

Late Penalty (if applicable) % Final Grade:

Overall percentage: /50%


Marker: Date:

Plagiarism detection software- Turnitin- will be used to evaluate assignments prior to marking.

Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Submit as per online process

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

1. Function in accordance with professional responsibilities, including accountability and leadership, adhering to legislation governing midwifery.

2. Consolidate knowledge, skills and values for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating woman-centred care.

3. Promote the national and international philosophies that recognise midwifery as primary health carer.

4. Demonstrate commitment to ongoing professional development, midwifery research and evidence informed practice.

5. Reflect on clinical learning and assess consolidating skills in midwifery practice, including evidence informed practice, clinical reasoning and decision making.

6. Demonstrate midwifery competence based upon the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council [ANMC] National Competency Standards for the Midwife (2006).

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

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

4. Research

5. Self-management

6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility

7. Leadership



3 Portfolio

Assessment Title Portfolio- Ongoing Reflective Journal
Task Description

Continuity of caregiver in a one-to –one relationship is fundamental to midwifery because it enables midwives to work in their full scope of practice in a way other disciplines do not. It is what distinguishes midwifery as a profession, It gives midwives the ability to build partnerships with women as it provides them with time to get to know each other and develop trust’ (Pairman & McAra- Couper, 2015, p. 398) .

Discuss the above statement in relation to your experience in following the progress of ten (10) continuity of care women through the antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal period. Provide a reflection on the ‘continuity of care’ the women received by reflecting and discussing how your midwifery practice has evolved from your first continuity of care experience to your last.

In your discussion provide examples where you have incorporated evidence into your practice within the continuity of care model. Outline in your discussion the elements of professional relationship building between women and midwives and what you have learnt from this experience.

This essay is expected to be a scholarly piece of writing incorporating self–reflection and exploration of your experience. Discussion should be supported by relevant midwifery continuity of care research/literature and referenced appropriately

Reference: Pairman, S.& McAra- Couper, J. 2015. Theoretical frameworks for midwifery practice. In S. Pairman, J.Pincombe, C. Thorogood & S. Tracy (Eds.), Midwifery: preparation for practice (3rd ed., pp. 383-411). Elsevier Churchill Livingstone, Sydney.

Word limit 2,500. A 10% leeway on either side of the word limit will be accepted.

Assessment Due Date Week 12 Friday (02-Jun-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Approximatley three weeks after submission date
Weighting 50%
Assessment Criteria

The assessment criteria and associated performance standards for Assessment Item 3 are available in a detailed table format in the assignment information document available on the course moodle site. These assessment criteria will be used to evaluate your assignment. It is important you refer to this table when preparing your assignment. Your assignment will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Structure (15%)
  • Approach and argument (75%)
  • Referencing (10%)

Plagiarism detection software- Turnitin- will be used to evaluate assignments prior to markingMDWF 20011 Transitions to Midwifery Practice - 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. (10%) 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 detailing the unique and significant relationships midwives develop when providing continuity of care (20%) (Learning Outcome 3 & & 4) Insightful and well-developed discussion that details the unique and significant relationships midwives develop when providing continuity of care A logical discussion that demonstratesthe unique and significant relationships midwives develop when providing continuity of care A disjointed discussion that demonstrates a generalised or limited understanding detailing the unique and significant relationships midwives develop when providing continuity of care An inadequate discussion demonstrating a poor understanding of the unique and significant relationships midwives develop when providing continuity of care
Comprehensive exploration of the full scope of midwifery practice, reflecting upon the care you provided as a student midwife during your continuity of care experiences (25%) (Learning Outcome 1,2&3) Well-developed discussion that explores of the full scope of midwifery practice, reflecting upon the care you provided as a student midwife during your continuity of care experiences Broad discussion exploring of the full scope of midwifery practice reflecting upon the care you provided as a student midwife during your continuity of care experiences A satisfactory understanding of the topic which explores the full scope of midwifery practice reflecting upon the care you provided as a student midwife during your continuity of care experiences Inadequate analysis and discussion that demonstrates a poor understanding of the full scope of midwifery practice reflecting upon the care you provided as a student midwife during your continuity of care experiences
An articulate and comprehensive discussion that critically analyses how the midwife incorporates evidence into practice within the continuity of care model (20%) (Learning Outcome 2,3&4) An insightful and well developed discussion that analyses how the midwife incorporates evidence into practice within the continuity of care model A logical discussion which broadly explores how the midwife incorporates evidence into practice within the continuity of care model A Satisfactory understanding of the topic. Although there is minimal or limited discussion that can be repetitive at times, showing how the midwife incorporates evidence into practice within the continuity of care model A poor understanding of the topic. Content does not define how the midwife incorporates evidence into practice within the continuity of care model
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 50% of the total assessment for this subject. /100

COMMENTS:


Marker: Date:

Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Submission as per online process

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

1. Function in accordance with professional responsibilities, including accountability and leadership, adhering to legislation governing midwifery.

2. Consolidate knowledge, skills and values for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating woman-centred care.

3. Promote the national and international philosophies that recognise midwifery as primary health carer.

4. Demonstrate commitment to ongoing professional development, midwifery research and evidence informed practice.

5. Reflect on clinical learning and assess consolidating skills in midwifery practice, including evidence informed practice, clinical reasoning and decision making.

6. Demonstrate midwifery competence based upon the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council [ANMC] National Competency Standards for the Midwife (2006).

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

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

4. Research

5. Self-management

6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility

7. Leadership



4 Professional Practice Placement

Assessment Title Placement
Task Description

As this is the final clinical course within the Graduate Diploma of Midwifery the following clinical requirements must be met in order to meet the minimum midwifery registration standards

As this is the final clinical course within the following clinical requirements must be met in order to meet the minimum midwifery registration standards

1 Recruit a further four (4) ‘continuity of care experience’ women and add to their reflective journal. Completion of ten (10) continuity of care experiences as required by ANMAC by the end of this term.

2 Competency Performance Assessment

3 Students are to finalise minimal clinical hours 1080 hours and clinical requirements as outlined in the Graduate Diploma of Midwifery Student Clinical Experience Record Book page 7 and 8.

*Failure to meet the above listed requirements by the end of this course may result in the student not being eligible for recommendation by CQU to APHRA for endorsement as a midwife.

Assessment Due Date Exam Week Friday (16-Jun-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students N/A
Weighting Pass/Fail
Assessment Criteria

The clinical facilitator/educator or manager will need to submit documentation outlining the completion by the midwifery student of the required Graduate Diploma of Midwifery minimum clinical hours and the required clinical experiences as listed in the Graduate Diploma of Midwifery Student Clinical experience Record Book.

Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Hard copy

The clinical facilitator/educator or manager will need to submit documentation outlining the completion by the midwifery student of the required Graduate Diploma of Midwifery minimum clinical hours and the required clinical experiences as listed in the Graduate Diploma of Midwifery Student Clinical experience Record Book.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
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1. Function in accordance with professional responsibilities, including accountability and leadership, adhering to legislation governing midwifery.

2. Consolidate knowledge, skills and values for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating woman-centred care.

3. Promote the national and international philosophies that recognise midwifery as primary health carer.

4. Demonstrate commitment to ongoing professional development, midwifery research and evidence informed practice.

5. Reflect on clinical learning and assess consolidating skills in midwifery practice, including evidence informed practice, clinical reasoning and decision making.

6. Demonstrate midwifery competence based upon the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council [ANMC] National Competency Standards for the Midwife (2006)

Graduate Attributes
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1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

4. Research

5. Self-management

6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility

7. Leadership




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