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92369 Midwifery Practice 5: Emergencies in Maternity Care


1hpw (lectures: online and face-to-face), 2hpw (labs: face-to-face), 232hrs (clinical)
Requisite(s): 92365 Midwifery Practice 4: Complex Labour, Birth and the Puerperium AND 92363 Complex Labour, Birth and the Puerperium
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.


This final-year subject consolidates students' knowledge, skills and attitudes in maternity emergency situations in the transition to becoming a midwife. Students apply their knowledge of pathophysiology in maternity and neonatal emergencies in practice using simulated drills. The subject builds students' capacity to work as part of a team and emphasises effective communications, reflection on practice, handover and documentation in urgent and emergency situations. The subject uses an overriding framework of clinical risk management throughout. In this subject, students have an opportunity to undertake a rural elective that includes a clinical placement. Students may also plan to undertake an international experiential placement but this does not include clinical hours.

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