HNM313 - Complexities in Midwifery Care


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:

Waterfront - Nicki Hartney

Burwood (Melbourne): Monique Vermeulen

Warrnambool: Rachel Russell


All of HNN215, HNN227 and HNM323



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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

6 Cloud (online) based hours, 16 hours of face-to-face contact in seminars and 6 hours of experiential learning in structured simulation activities. Experiential learning will also include continuity of care experiences.


In this unit, one of three Year 4 units within the Clinical Studies Cluster; the student is introduced to caring for the woman experiencing an emergency event in pregnancy, labour and birth and/or the postnatal period. The aim of this unit is to relate anatomy and pathophysiology to the prevention or early detection and response of the midwife in a maternal emergency. The principles of safe and quality care will be applied to the emergency setting with a focus on the handover of care, communication, teamwork and leadership.

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