HNM333 - Emergency Midwifery Care


2023 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 - Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery

Unit was previously HNM313 Complexities in Midwifery Care


HNM310 or HNM330


HNM311 or HNM331

Incompatible with:


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.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2 hour seminar per week
1 x 1 hour simulations per week


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 three units in the Midwifery Studies Cluster: Year 4. Students are introduced to caring for the woman or newborn experiencing an emergency event in pregnancy, labour and birth and/or the postnatal period.

This unit provides an opportunity for students to relate anatomy and pathophysiology to the prevention or early detection and response of the midwife to maternal or neonatal emergencies. The principles of safe and quality care will be applied to the emergency setting with a focus on the escalation of care, communication, teamwork, and leadership.

During an 80 hour 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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