HNM101 - Partnerships in Midwifery Care 1


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes:

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

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

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

Campus contact:

Burwood - Anna O'Connell

Waterfront (Geelong): Nicki Hartney

Warrnambool: Rachel Russell




All of HBS109, HNN120 and HNN112

Incompatible with:


Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

20 Cloud (online) hours, 20  hours of face-to-face contact in seminar, 8 hours of experiential learning in structured simulation activities and 40 hours of clinical placement


This is the initial midwifery unit within the Professional Studies Cluster and introduces students to professional and clinical midwifery issues within a quality and safety of care framework with a focus on pregnancy care. Students are introduced to the principles of continuity of midwifery practice across the continuum of care and the various contexts of midwifery care. Emphasis is placed upon the centrality of woman-centred care, incorporating: physical, emotional and mental health; encompassing socio-cultural diversity and needs of women and families from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds and from other cultural groups. Students will have the opportunity to apply and integrate knowledge and skills learnt in this unit with previous learning during a one (1) week (40 hour) introduction to the clinical midwifery environment and by commencing Continuity of Care experiences.

Hurdle requirement

Clinical Practice requirements - Pass/fail

Unit Fee Information

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