HNM211 - Partnerships in Midwifery 3: Postnatal Care


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: 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 - Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery

Unit was previously HNM201 Partnerships in Midwifery Care 3

Campus contact:

Waterfront (Geelong): Melissa Blake
Burwood: Monique Vermeulen
Warrnambool: Rachel Russell





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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

22 hours of synchronous learning activities
1 x 2 hour seminars each week and 4 x 2 hour simulations over the trimester
80 hour midwifery practice experience (MPE).
Students will spend 14 hours undertaking guided asynchronous learning activities.


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 clinical placements 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 clinical placement will not be able to undertake clinical placement 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. Students will be introduced to various aspects of postnatal care for the woman and 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.

Students will explore strategies inherent to midwifery care that support the health education needs of a woman such as breastfeeding and alternative infant feeding options, immunisation, infant safety, and the potential emotional changes that may be experienced by the woman in the postnatal period

During a 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

  • Assessment task 3 - Clinical skills
  • Assessment task 4 - Midwifery Practice Experience (MPE)

Unit Fee Information

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