School Of Nursing And Midwifery

Maternal and Infant Health CareWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 401237.1

Discipline: NURSING

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must have completed at least 120 credit points in a nursing or health related degree. This unit is not available to students in the Bachelor of Midwifery.

About this Unit
Maternal and Infant Health care introduces students from Nursing, Health Sciences and other disciplines to the key physiological, social and emotional issues around pregnancy, labour and birth and early parenthood. It also examines the Australian maternity care system and model of care. Content covered in the unit will include; foetal development, normal physiological labour and birth, health promoting behaviours and development of parenting confidence. Importance will also be placed on the role of social support, infant feeding practices and communication and newborn care. Models of care and the impact of the media on shaping parenting ideas and practices will be covered.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Access to an internet enabled device is essential in order to be able to: access course materials; to participate in discussion groups; and to access additional resources provided by the lecturer during the session. See http://www.westernsydney.edu.au/currentstudents/current_students/services_and_facilities/uwsonline_student_support for further information.

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