HNM210 - Partnerships in Midwifery 2: Labour and Birth Care


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waterfront (Geelong)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: This unit is only available to students enrolled in D355

Unit was previously HNM102 Partnerships in Midwifery Care 2.


HNN114 and one of HNM101 or HNM109 and one of HNN122 or HNN124

Corequisite: Nil
Study commitment

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

This will include 21 hours of synchronous learning activities and an 80 hour midwifery practice experience (MPE). Students will spend 14 hours undertaking guided asynchronous learning activities.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2 hour seminar in weeks 1 - 7
1 x 1 hour simulations in weeks 2-6 
2 x 1 hour simulations scheduled in Week 7, which includes allocated time for the simulated clinical hurdle assessment
80 hour Midwifery Practice Experience (MPE)


Department of Health – Safety Screening Requirements - Police Record Check, Working With Children Check and Immunisation Status

In accordance with the Department of Health policy, all students are required to undertake a Police Record Check prior to Midwifery Practice Experience (MPE) in each calendar year of their course.

In accordance with the Worker Screening Act 2020, all students are required to undertake a Working with Children Check at the commencement of their course. Students who fail to obtain a Police Record Check and a Working with Children Check prior to the commencement of Midwifery Practice Experience (MPE) will not be able to undertake Midwifery Practice Experience (MPE) and this will impede progress in the course.

Students are 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.


This unit is one of two units within the Midwifery Studies Cluster: Year 2. In this unit, clinical and professional midwifery concepts with a focus on care of the woman during labour and birth will be examined.

Students will explore the role of the midwife in supporting a woman in labour to optimise the outcome of a physiological birth and transition following birth of woman and newborn, incorporating physical, emotional, and spiritual dimensions of care. Students will further develop their knowledge of anatomy and physiology which underpins the process of labour and birth.

During the two (2) week midwifery practice experience (MPE) students will have the opportunity to further develop mindsets and apply knowledge and skills learned in this unit and previous units.

Hurdle requirement

  • Clinical Skills - Pass/Fail
  • Midwifery Practice Experience (MPE) - Pass/Fail

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