University of Technology Sydney

92369 Midwifery Practice 5: Emergencies in Maternity Care

6cp; 3hpw x 4wks tutorials (via Zoom), 3hpw x 4wks laboratories (1.5hrs face-to-face on campus; 1.5hrs self-directed learning). Forms of attendance in this subject may change to enable social distancing and reduce the risks of spreading COVID-19 in our community. Attendance is planned to be face-to-face unless circumstances change due to university advice. Details of these changes will be communicated via Canvas where required.
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.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.



This final-year subject consolidates the student's 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 student's capacity to work as part of a team and has an emphasis on effective communication, reflection on practice, handover and documentation in urgent and emergency situations. The overriding framework of clinical risk management is used throughout the subject.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

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