Learning outcomes of the course unit
It is important to make students aware of the importance of the midwife’s figure and her formation over the centuries
Course contents summary
General history of obstetrics and obstetric instruction from the Greek -Roman era to the present day with particular attention to the history of the pharmacopeia. History of witch hunts from the Middle Age to the first post war period. The figure of the midwife between medicine and magic. The midwife as first medical figure in the early twentieth century
Forleo. R., Forleo P. “Fondamenti di storia della ostetricia e ginecologia”. Veducci Editore, 2009
Lectures, group work, slides
Assessment methods and criteria
The achievement of the learning objectives evaluated through an oral/written exam, about the contents covered. Questions on the topics relating to the course content, will be used to test the student’s knowledge and understanding in the field, and her/his ability to apply the knowledge and understanding in occupational contexts. Failure to answer to one question, or proven inability to demonstrate at least a basic knowledge om the subject, will prevent the successful completion of the exam. Upon completion of the exam, you will define an evaluation that will contribute to the final grade of the course, based on the objectives achieved (excellent, good, fair, fully sufficient, barely sufficient).