HNM701 - The Woman During Pregnancy, Labour and Birth


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s): 2
EFTSL value: 0.250
Cohort rule:

Only available to students enrolled in H676 Graduate Diploma of Midwifery





Incompatible with:


Study commitment

Students will on average spend 300 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

Theoretical component 96 hours; clinical practicum 156 hours.

A two-week intensive program is conducted at the Burwood Melbourne campus in mid-February [HNM701 and HNM702] and nominated ‘study days’ are conducted throughout each of the trimesters over the 18 months of the course.


Classes are conducted at Burwood (Melbourne) and videoconferenced live to other venues.
Cloud (online) teaching methods and independent learning activities require internet access.


Emphasis is placed upon midwifery health assessments incorporating physical, emotional and mental health of the woman and that of the foetus and soon after birth health assessment of the new mother and her infant. The midwife’s responsibilities as a primary health care provider including a referral and collaboration role with other health care professionals are presented, encompassing health promotion and education. Woman-centred is promoted to support individualised care incorporating socio-cultural diversity, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and women from other cultural groups; and supporting the needs of the community related to maternity services.

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