Full Title:Midwifery 2(b)
Module Code:NURS N8132
 
Credits: 10
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2015/16 ( September 2015 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Description:Students completing this module will be in a position to develop the knowledge and skills to assess, plan, implement and evaluate holistic evidenced based midwifery care for women experiencing common deviations from normal pregnancy, labour, birth and puerperium.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Appraise the identification, referral and subsequent evidence based care of women who experience common deviations from normality before, during pregnancy or in the postnatal period
  2. Appraise the identification, referral and subsequent evidence based care of women who experience common deviations from normality during labour, birth and the puerperium
  3. Review and apply relevant literature and research in relation to the provision of midwifery care to women experiencing common deviations from pregnancy, labour, birth and puerperium
  4. Examine the use of technology and interventions for more complicated labours
  5. Distinguish how the midwife can promote key concepts in midwifery care when planning and providing care in collaboration with the health care team
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Anaemia
Physiological anaemia / iron deficiency anaemia /haemaglobinopathies
Renal pathology related to pregnancy
UTI, Reanal Disease, Renal Failure: Definition / incidence / predisposing risk factors in pregnancy / differential diagnosis / signs and symptoms / treatment / risks / midwifery care
Malpositions, malpresentations
Occipitposterior position / Breech / Face / Brow / Shoulder / other malpresentations
Multiple pregnancy
Definitions / incidence / predisposing factors / risks / care and management / role of the midwife
Post-term pregnancy
Definitions / incidence / predisposing factors / risks / care and management / role of the midwife
Caesarian Section
Broader view of rising rates of LSCS / Midwifery care for women experiencing LSCS (elective and emergency) / pre-op care / urinary catheterisation / post-op care
Vaginal Bith after Caesarian (VBAC)
Broader view of VBAC / Midwifery care for women experiencing VBAC
Induction of Labour
Definitions / incidence / predisposing factors / risks / care and management / role of the midwife
Prolonged Labour
Evidence based practice and role of the midwife
Active Management of Labour
Review of evidence based practice in respect of active management of labour and subsequent role of the midwife
Instrumental Birth
Evidence based practice and role of the midwife
Fetal hypoxia
Recognition and care of the compromised fetus / fetus at risk / physiology of suspicious and pathological CTG findings
Role of technology/interventions in the management of labour
Appropriate use of technology in pregnancy and birth
Episiotomy
Theory underpinning episiotmy and practical application / simulation / perineal care
Reproductive
Disorders of menstruation, endometriosis, fibroids, ectopic pregnancy
Cholestasis of pregnancy
n/a
Amniotic fluid
Oligohydramnios and polyhydramnios
Obesity relating to childbearing
n/a
Invasive methods of assessment of fetal wellbeing
Fetal blood sampling, physiology of suspicious and pathological CTG findings. Revise “Cardiotocography” chapter of K2 programme.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%
Special Regulation
As part of the assessment strategy of this module students will be required to complete the first 5 case studies of k2 “Training simulator” programme

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Continuous Assessment Written Assignment - this must be passed independently 4,5 30.00 0 0 n/a 0
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 End-of-Semester Final Examination - this must be passed independently 2,3 70.00 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 On 3 occasions 2hrs will be allocated to clinical skills to facilitate skills on episiotomy, catheterisation and malpositions and malpresentations 13.00 Every Week 13.00
Directed Reading Core texts and evidence based research 12.00 Every Week 12.00
Independent Study Relate theory to practice 10.00 Every Week 10.00
Practical Urinary Catheterisation 4.00 Once per semester 0.27
Total Weekly Learner Workload 35.27
Total Weekly Contact Hours 13.27
This course has no Part Time workload.
Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • See book list for Midwifery 2(a)
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
  • See Midwifery 2(a)
Other Resources
  • n/a: See Midwifery 2(a)

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_NMWIF_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Midwifery 4 Mandatory