HNM704 - Clinical Challenges in Maternity Care


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

Only available to students enrolled in H676 Graduate Diploma of Midwifery


HNM701 and HNM702



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.

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.


This unit reviews the pathophysiology related to complex health issues of the woman and her foetus during pregnancy, or following birth; the midwife's referral role to other health professionals. It also encompasses ethical, legal issues, loss and grief and community resources.

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