HNM201 - Partnerships in Midwifery Care 3


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 D355 Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery to enrol in this unit

Campus contact:

Burwood (Melbourne): Monique Vermeulen
Waterfront (Geelong): Dolores Dooley
Warrnambool: Rachel Russell





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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

16 Cloud (online) hours, 16 hours of face-to-face contact in tutorials, 6 hours of experiential learning in structured simulation activities and 80 hours of clinical placement


This unit forms part of the Clinical Studies Cluster and continues to build and extend the student’s understanding of professional and clinical midwifery issues within a quality and safety of care framework.

The aim of this unit is to introduce students to various aspects of postnatal care for the woman and her infant, providing the opportunity for students to examine the normal maternal physiological changes that occur in the postnatal phase and the adaptations of the newborn infant. Students will explore strategies inherent to midwifery care that support the health education needs of a woman such as infant feeding options, immunisation, infant safety and the potential emotional changes that may be experienced by the woman in the postnatal period. The legal responsibilities of the midwife in relation to mandatory reporting and child protection will be explored together with cultural dimensions of postnatal care. Students will have opportunity to apply and integrate knowledge and skills learnt in this unit and previous units during a two (2) week (80 hour) clinical placement and by continuing to recruit and maintain Continuity of Care experiences.

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