GYNECOLOGY AND OBSTETRICS
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The goal of the course is:
- to provide basic knowledge on the use of ultrasonography; - to train the student at the first approach with the pregnant patient so that he/she acquires the ability to begin informing the patient about the available procedures, understanding the execution times, identifying the patients at risk who may need further investigation;
- to execute initial counseling on prenatal diagnosis techniques.
General Principles of Pregnancy Management
Course contents summary
The midwife represents the first interface with the pregnant woman. The main target for a professional midwife is to acquire the basic skills in ultrasound.The course aims at:- giving the students the basic theoretical knowledge of obstetric ultrasound;-presenting various methods of midwifery surveys provided by the Italian guidelines with particular reference to the patient’s execution time and selection for ultrasound;
Use of ultrasound in obstetrics; Prenatal screening tests for chromosomal abnormalities;
Invasive diagnostic tests; Screening tests for preterm delivery and preeclampsia;
Obstetric first trimester scan;
Costantini W., Calistri D., Ostetrica. Le basi scientifico-culturali. Vol. 1-2-3. Ed. Piccin, 2013.ISUOG 2015 Editeam Editor.Educational material, ultrasound images of specific cases and bibliographic references.
Teaching is based on lectures aimed at:
- explaining the theoretical basis of the ultrasound technique;
- viewing ultrasound images to better understand and apply theoretical knowledge.
Assessment methods and criteria
The assessment of the achievement of the objectives of the course involves an oral evaluation with possible comments on simple ultrasound images.The final score of the course will be from oral evaluation, as well as from classroom attendance and attendance.