NURSING, MIDWIFERY AND GYNAECOLOGICAL SCIENCES
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The goal of the course is to provide the student with the knowledge and understanding of the essential elements that characterize labor and birth. Moreover the lessons will offer the theory basis to build the essential knowledges for midwives on birth care.
Course contents summary
The course deals with the intrinsic and extrinsic factors of birth, the times of labor and the phenomena that characterize it.
1. Intrinsic factors of birth
2. Extrinsic factor of birth
3. Times of labour
4. Birth phenomena
4.1. Dynamic phenomena
4.2. Mechanical phenomena
4.3. Plastic phenomena
R. Spandrio, A. Regalia, G. Bestetti “Fisiologia della nascita. Dai prodromi al post-partum”.
In addition, each lesson will be supported by educational materials and references.
Frontal lessons supported by slides.
Assessment methods and criteria
The student’s knowledge, topics’ comprehension and her/his skill to apply them on the occupational contexts will be evaluated by questions on the topics related to the course content. Failed answer to one or more questions or proved insufficiency of the basic knowledge on the subject will preclude the successful completion of the exam. In case of completion of the exam, an evaluation that contributes to the final grade of the course will be defined and it will be based on the achievement of the objectives.