Foundations for Midwifery Practice 2: Postnatal Care - HEA00010C
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- Department: Health Sciences
- Module co-ordinator: Ms. Helen Recchia
- Credit value: 20 credits
- Credit level: C
Academic year of delivery: 2020-21
Module will run
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- To develop the student's knowledge base to enable them to meet the physical and psychosocial needs of childbearing women.
- To enable students to consider the protection and promotion of health for childbearing women and their family.
- To enable students to apply knowledge of anatomy and physiology when exploring normal adaptation to extrauterine life and care of the neonate.
- To introduce students to the principles of safe drug administration.
Module learning outcomes
This module will enable the student to:
- Demonstrate knowledge from the bio-psycho-social sciences that will facilitate the provision of safe and sensitive, woman-centred care and care of the neonate.
- Describe the midwife's role and responsibilities in supporting women during the childbirth continuum.
- Discuss the nature of the relationship between the woman, her family and the midwife and how this can be developed and strengthened.
- Demonstrate a range of skills required to support a women to breastfeed her baby.
- Describe normal adaptation to extrauterine life and immediate care of the newborn.
- Describe a range of sources of knowledge and evidence that may inform midwifery practice and demonstrate ability to search for research evidence to support midwifery practice.
- Demonstrate knowledge of procedures for the safe administration of drugs to clients via a range of routes in accordance with NMC guidance and legal requirements.
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Special assessment rules
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Students are provided with collective exam feedback relating to their cohort, within the timescale specified in the programme handbook.
- Baston, H. and Hall, J. (2009). Midwifery essentials: postnatal care. London: Elsevier.
- Baston, H. and Durward, H. (2001). Examination of the newborn. London: Routledge.
- Bowden, J. and Manning, V. (2006). Health promotion in midwifery: principles and practice. London: Hodder Arnold.
- Brayford, D., Chambers, R., Boath, E. and Rogers, D. (2008). Evidence-based care for midwives: clinical effectiveness made easy. 2nd edn. Oxford: Radcliffe Publishing.
- Cluett, E.R. and Bluff, R. (2006). Principles and practice of research in midwifery. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.
- Frazer, D. and Cooper, M. (Eds.). (2009). Myles textbook for midwives. 15th edn. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier.
- Hale, T.W. (2002). Medications & mothers' milk. 10th edn. Amarillo, Texas, USA: Pharmasoft Publishing.
- Helman, C. (2007). Culture health and illness. 5th edn. London: Hodder Arnold.
- Jordan, J. (2001). Pharmacology for midwives. Basingstoke: Macmillan Publishers.
- Page. L. and McCandlish, R. (2006). The new midwifery: science and sensitivity in practice. Philadelphia: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier.
- Raynor, M. and England, C. (2010). Psychology for midwives: pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium. New York: Open University Press.
- Renfrew, M. et al. (2004). Bestfeeding. USA: Celestial Arts.
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