HNM702 - The Woman and Newborn Infant


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

Only available to students enrolled in H676 Graduate Diploma of Midwifery





Incompatible with:


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

Theoretical component 50 hours; clinical practicum 120 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.


This unit examines the physiology of the puerperium and the healthy newborn infant immediately following birth; incorporates midwifery care of the women after birth including family planning, sexuality and relationships. It also covers newborn infant behaviour, nutritional needs and breastfeeding; neonatal screening tests, immunisation; and community resources available for the woman and her infant. Emphasis is placed upon woman-centred care, the midwife's responsibilities as a primary health provider including a referral role to other health professionals; health promotion and education.

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