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Author Phillips, Diane ♦ Duke, Maxine ♦ Nagle, Cate ♦ Macfarlane, Susie ♦ Mcnolty, Glenn ♦ Lane, Peter ♦ Fox, Ian ♦ Patterson, Denise
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Virtual Maternity Clinic ♦ Student Expectation ♦ Early Pregnancy ♦ Deakin Study Online ♦ Videoed Character ♦ Diverse Issue ♦ Undergraduate Student ♦ Pregnant Woman ♦ Whereas Postgraduate Student ♦ Late Pregnancy ♦ Adobe Flash ♦ Midwifery Practice
Abstract The aim for the Virtual Maternity Clinic (VMC) is to engage students in learning about the role of the midwife and care of women during early pregnancy. The VMC, using Deakin Studies Online as a platform, includes LiveSim, videoed characters and Adobe Flash of four pregnant women with diverse issues. From an evaluation distributed to students prior to access of the VMC to identify their expectations, we found that undergraduate students wanted to learn how to interact with women during early pregnancy, whereas postgraduate students wanted strategies to learn about midwifery practice. Further development of the VMC is progressing to include a suite of programs incorporating the care of women during late pregnancy, labour and birth; and the time after birth.
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study