This professional practice unit complements the theoretical unit 'HMB3101 Complex Midwifery 2'. Utilising experience from 'HMB2202 Midwifery Professional Practice 1', students will be expected to extend their practice repertoire in providing evidence-based midwifery care to women and families under the supervision of a clinical educator/ preceptor. Students will be expected to provide care for the woman and her baby during pregnancy, labour and birth and the postpartum period. Students will recruit a further three (3) women as part of the Continuity of Care program.

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HMB2201 - Complex Midwifery 1

HMB2202 - Midwifery Professional Practice 1

RBM2202 - Pathophysiology & Quality Use of Medicines 2

HMB3101 - Complex Midwifery 2

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate skills to provide women-centred midwifery practice;  
  2. Perform a comprehensive assessment of the woman during pregnancy, labour, birth, and in the post-partum period;  
  3. Perform a comprehensive assessment of the newborn;  
  4. Provide woman-centred education and assistance about infant nutrition choices, including community resources; and  
  5. Provide evidence of recruitment of three (3) women as part of the Continuity of Care program.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Practicum Interim Professional Practice Performance Appraisal Pass/Fail
Practicum Final Professional Practice Performance Appraisal Pass/Fail
Report Continuity of Care Report Pass/Fail
To gain an overall pass in this unit, students must achieve a 'Pass' grading in the Final Professional Practice Performance Appraisal, recruit three (3) women as part of the Continuity of Care program and complete the Continuity of Care Report. Supplementary assessment is not available for the Professional Practice Performance Appraisal.

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