This unit supports the student's transition from the disciplines of nursing or paramedicine into the midwifery profession by providing the opportunity for students to integrate theoretical and practical knowledge in simulation laboratories and supervised clinical practice. Foundational midwifery practice skills will be developed and extended through scenario-based learning in the health simulation centre followed by a period of supervised clinical midwifery practice. Continuity of Care Experiences (CCE) will commence. This unit is required by students to assist them to develop skills to support women during labour and birth and the immediate period following birth, in collaboration with midwives and the health care team.
The aim of this Introduction to Midwifery Practice unit is to provide the foundations on which clinical assessments are based, and model the way in which students will contextualize their theoretical knowledge through clinical practice.