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HNM311 - Midwifery Practice 2

Unit details


2016 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), CBD*, Warrnambool, Waterfront (Geelong)

Credit point(s):2
EFTSL value:


Cohort rule:

Students must be enrolled in D355 Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery to enrol in this unit

Unit chair:

Erin Guiney

Campus contact:

Burwood (Melbourne): Sara Stelfox
Waterfront (Geelong): Margaret Pszczolkowski





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

2 x 3 hour seminars per trimester, 288 hours clinical placement


*CBD refers to Institute of Koorie Education – Community Based Delivery


This is the second of two extended clinical practice units within the Clinical Studies Cluster where student learning focuses on consolidating and extending midwifery knowledge, skills and attributes through extended clinical learning experiences in midwifery practice settings. Students will have the opportunity to observe the midwife’s role and function within a multidisciplinary maternity care team and participate in supervised care of women, newborn infants, and their families during the 288 hour clinical placement.


Assessment task 1: Clinical placements (288 hours)
Assessment task 2: Midwifery Skills - Pass/Fail
Assessment task 3: Continuity of care experiences
Assessment task 4: Other clinical experiences

Department of Human Services policy and Working with Children Act

In accordance with Department of Human Services policy*, all students are required to undertake a National Police Record Check prior to clinical placements in each calendar year of their course. In accordance with the Working with Children Act 2005**, all students are required to undertake a Working with Children Check at commencement of the course. Students who fail to obtain a Police Record Check and a Working with Children Check prior to the commencement of clinical placement will not be able to undertake clinical placement and this will impede progress in the course. Students may also be required to declare their immunisation status to satisfy the requirements of health organisations where they will be undertaking their clinical learning experience. A health organisation may refuse to accept a student for placement if the student’s immunisation status is not satisfactory to the health organisation.

* Department of Human Services 2007, Service agreement information kit for funded organisations 2006–2009, State Government of Victoria, Melbourne, retrieved 1 July 2007.
** Department of Justice 2007, Working with Children Act 2005, Victoria, Australia retrieved April 2012

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