HNM109 - Partnerships in Midwifery 1: Pregnancy Care


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waterfront (Geelong)
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

Students must be enrolled in D355 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, HNN112 and HNN120



Incompatible with:


Study commitment

Students will spend on average 150 hours over the trimester undertaking synchronous and asynchronous teaching and learning activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the semester undertaking synchronous and asynchronous learning and teaching activities for this unit. 

This will included 28 hours synchronous learning activities (2x2 hour seminars in Week 1, 1 x 2hour seminar Weeks 2-9, 1 x 1 hour simulation each week in Weeks 2-9.

A 40 hour midwifery practice experience (MPE) will support the development of knowledge, skills and mindset for this unit.


This is the first unit in the Midwifery Studies Cluster. Aligned with quality and safety principles, opportunities are provided for students to explore and develop essential midwifery knowledge and skills necessary for the provision of woman-centred care.

Students will develop beginning clinical decision-making skills necessary for the provision of woman-centred, quality, and safe pregnancy care. Essential concepts for midwifery practice such as communication, professional, legal, and ethical standards, physiological changes during pregnancy, and health promotion will be addressed in this unit.

During a one (1) week midwifery practice experience (MPE) students will have the opportunity to further develop specific mindsets and apply relevant knowledge and skills learnt in this unit.

Hurdle requirement

  • Assessment 2 - Clinical skills
  • Assessment 4 - Midwifery Practice Experience (MPE)

Unit Fee Information

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