Full Title:Midwifery and Natural Sciences
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:SCIA N8003
 
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Description:Unit 1 of this module will equip students with a fundamental understanding of anatomy and physiology with a special emphasis on systemic pregnancy adaptations. Unit 2 of this module will enable the student to gain knowledge and skills related to pharmacological theory and practice applied to midwifery.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the structure and function of the organ systems
  2. Apply knowledge of the structure and function of organ systems to changes and adaptations that occur during pregnancy, birth and puerperium
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of pharmacology
  4. Apply knowledge of pharmacology to maternal and fetal impacts and effects during pregnancy and childbirth
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Unit 1: Structure and function of cardiovascular and haematological system with special consideration given to pregnancy adaptation
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Unit 1: Structure and function of lymphatic and immune system with special consideration given to pregnancy adaptation
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Unit 1: Structure and function of nervous system including special senses with special consideration given to pregnancy adaptation
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Unit 1: Structure and function of endocrine system with special consideration given to pregnancy adaptation
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Unit 1: Structure and function of respiratory system with special consideration given to pregnancy adaptation
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Unit 1: Structure and function of digestive system with special consideration given to pregnancy adaptation
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Unit 1: Structure and function of renal system with special consideration given to pregnancy adaptation
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Unit 1: Structure and function of female and male reproductive system with special consideration given to female reproductive adaptation to pregnancy [to include menstrual and ovarian cycles]
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Unit 1: Placenta and amniotic fluid development /Assessment of amniotic fluid volume
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Unit 1: Structure and function of skeletal system with special consideration given to pregnancy adaptation
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Unit 1: Structure and function of muscular system with special consideration given to pregnancy adaptation
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Unit 2: Introduction to pharmacology / application of pharmacology to midwifery / Language/Terminology related to pharmacology
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Unit 2: Routes of administration – benefits and challenges
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Unit 2: Pharmoacokinetics, Absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion of drugs
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Unit 2: Pharmacodynamics, mechanism of drug action – cell communication, receptors, agonists and antagonists
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Unit 2: Factors that influence drug response / Site of action, metabolism
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Assessment Breakdown%
End of Module Formal Examination100.00%

Full Time

No Course Work
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Formal Exam Terminal exam 1,2,3,4 100.00 0 0 End-of-Semester 0
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture This module is normally delivered over 7 weeks 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Directed Reading No Description 50.00 Once per semester 3.33
Independent Study No Description 42.00 Once per semester 2.80
Total Weekly Learner Workload 10.13
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Fraser, D. M. and Cooper, M. A. (eds.) 2009, Myles Textbook for Midwives,, 15th Ed., Churchill Livingstone London
  • Jordan, S. 2010, Pharmacology for Midwives: The Evidence Base for Safe Practice, Palgrave MacMillan Hampshire
  • Macdonald, S. and Magill-Cuerden, J. 2011, Mayes' Midwifery: A Textbook for Midwives Midwives, 14th Ed., Balliere-Tindall London
  • Rankin, J. 2012, Myles Midwifery Anatomy & Physiology Workbook, Curchill Livingstone London
  • Stables, D. 2004, Physiology in Childbearing with Anatomy and Related Biosciences, 2nd Ed., Balliere Tindall London
  • Tortora, G. and Derrickson, B. 2012, Principles of Anatomy and Physiology, 13th Ed., John Wiley & Sons New York
  • Tucker-Blackburn, S. 2007, Maternal, Fetal and Neonatal Physiology: A Clinical Perspective., 3rd Ed., Saunders Elsevier Missouri
  • Wylie, L. 2005, Essential Anatomy and Physiology in Maternity Care, 2nd Ed., Churchill Livingstone London
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
  • RELEVANT ARTICLES WILL BE INDICATED THROUGHOUT THE COURSE OF THS MODULE
Other Resources
  • Website: http://www.rcm.org.uk/
  • Website: http://www.getbodysmart.com/ap/site/reso urcelinks/links.html
  • Website: http://nursingpharmacology.info/learning 2.htm

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_NMWIF_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Midwifery 2 Mandatory
nocode24 Bachelor of Science in Health Studies (Midwifery) Exit Award 2 Mandatory
nocode25 Higher Certificate in Science in Health Studies (Midwifery) Exit Award 2 Mandatory