SCIENTIFIC METHODOLOGY AND OPERATIONAL RESEARCH IN MIDWIFERY
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course aims to develop knowledge and understanding of the operating
mechanisms are in a health care system and the many variables that influence the
developments. The course will also provide students with the tools to understand
and analyze healthcare organizations, their various components and their
processes and the basic concepts of research methodology.
It will also allow the student to know and understand the essentials of assistance
and management in emergency obstetric care.
Another key issue becomes the ability to apply knowledge and understanding
Basic knowledge of Italian healthcare setting
Knowledge of the basic aspects of research methodology.
Course contents summary
The course aims to provide students with awareness of the cultural and
organizational framework and political context, both at the macro level of the health
system, which at the micro level of health care organization in which to carry out
their professional practice. They will learn the main research methodologies, with
particular reference to the quantitative and qualitative research. Following we will be
provided to the students the bases to interpret and evaluate a scientific paper. In the
second part of the course, students will be guided in the development of appropriate
In addition the course will provide students with the treatment of various pathologies
that may arise in labor and complicate itself with in the delivery room simulations.
- The concept of health system
- The development of health systems
- Theoretical models
- Comparative systems: access to care, the provision of benefits, financing
- The Italian Health System
- Systems that change: major reforms
- Concepts and basic theories of the organization: the organizational environment,
social structure, technology, organizational culture
- The change in healthcare organizations: analysis of recent developments in the
hospital setting and in the territorial
- The process approach: context and definitions
- From the process to the path
- The implementation and monitoring of routes
- SC.INF. OST. GIN.
The research midwife: the objectives and fields of action.
The choice of the research design.
The instruments of quantitative and qualitative research.
Quantitative research: objectives, techniques, sample selection.
Variables and indicators.
Qualitative research: objectives, techniques, sample selection
Stages of research: Reference Literature Review. Selection of the sample. data
collection. Data analysis. Dissemination of results of a search.
critical reading of a scientific article.
practical application of the elements learned in drawing individual or small group of
simple research projects.
Definition Emergency-Triage Urgency- obstetrician. in the emergency
MIDWIFE'S ASSISTANCE :
assistance to breech birth.
Mal occiput and poorly fetal presentations positions.
Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia attack.
Urgencies and emergencies cardiotocographic in labor.
the multiple birth assistance.
Pathologies of the afterbirth. Failure to second. Retention material. Hemorrhage.
Genital puerperal hematoma.
Postpartum hemorrhage treatment.
cardiac-arrest cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
neonatal resuscitation in the delivery room.
Front interactive lectures, group work. Exercises. Simulations in the delivery room of
Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination. Processing and presentation of a research project. The teaching
final score will result from the oral / practical evaluation, as well as the evaluation
classroom attendance and participation.
Simulator Sim Mom