HNM330 - Quality and Safety: Midwifery Practice 1

Year:

2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waterfront (Geelong)
Credit point(s): 2
EFTSL value: 0.250
Cohort rule: This unit is only available to students enrolled in D355 - Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery
Previously:

Unit was previously HNM310 Midwifery Practice 1

Prerequisite:

HNM322 or HNM202

Corequisite:

HNM323

Incompatible with:

HNM310

Study commitment

Students will spend 240 hours over the trimester undertaking a midwifery practice experience (MPE), including a particular focus on experiences caring for infants with complex health challenges.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

240 hours over the trimester undertaking a midwifery practice experience (MPE)

Note:

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.

Content

This unit is the third of three units within the Midwifery Studies Cluster: Year 3. This unit is one of two units in the Cluster that only involves clinical learning.  Student learning will focus on developing and consolidating midwifery knowledge, skills, and proficiencies through extended clinical learning experiences in midwifery practice settings.

Students will have the opportunity to observe the midwife’s role and function within a multidisciplinary maternity care team and participate in supervised care of women, newborn infants, including infants with complex care needs, and their families.

During a six (6) week midwifery practice experience (MPE), students will develop mindsets and apply knowledge and skills learned in this unit and previous units.

Hurdle requirement

  • Midwifery Practice Experience (MPE)- Pass/Fail

Unit Fee Information

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