This module enables you to underpin midwifery practice with the appropriate science base. This includes a comprehensive knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the human body, and the ability to apply that science to the provision of midwifery care.
Maximum capacity 40 balanced across MSc and BSc programmes subject to placement capacity and commissions. Current commissions from Health education Wessex are 23 between the Bachelors and Masters programmes
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the biological processes that occur to enable development from gamete formation to early childhood, the factors that might affect these process and the implications for midwifery practice
- Demonstrate an understanding of the biological, psychological and sociological process of pregnancy, labour and the puerperium and describe how this impacts upon the provision of care.
- Describe the anatomy and physiology of the human body systems, their interaction to achieve homeostasis and the adaptations that occur throughout the pregnancy –childbirth- puerperium continuum
- Explain the anatomy and physiology of the breast and lactation, and the bio mechanical for breast feeding for the woman and neonate
- Articulate the principles of pharmaceutics and the implications of this to human development, the pregnancy –childbirth- puerperium continuum and medicines management
Biological and Bio chemistry underpins for Midwifery practice
- Molecules, cells and tissue structure and functions
- Microbiology (particular focus on those relevant to infection)
Body systems, their organisation and interdependence for homeostasis, and parameters defining normality /abnormality to midwifery assessments
- Integumentary system
- Musculoskeletal system
- Nervous system
- Special senses
- Endocrine system
- Cardiovascular system
- Immune system
- Respiratory system
- Digestive system
- Urinary system, fluids and electrolytes
The reproductive system
- Female and male reproductive anatomy and physiology
- Genetics and genomics and application to reproduction and maternity care
- Principles of embryology including errors of embryology/development and implications for maternity care and wider public health role of the midwife
- Placental anatomy, physiology and implication of midwifery practice
- Physiology of
o Labour ( all 3 stages)
- Physiology and psychology of pain and implication to midwifery practice
Medicines and pharmacology
- Pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics
- Introduction to drug calculations and metric conversions
- Principles of medicines management
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
Technology enhanced learning activities
Seminar activity, demonstration of anatomical parts
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Resources & Reading list
Access to the local maternity services for theoretical and skills rehearsal.
VanMeter KC and Hubert RJ (2014). Gould’s Pathophysiology for Health Professionals. USA: Elsevier.
Marieb EN (2013). Human Anatomy and Physiology. London: Pearson.
Vipond K (2013). Genetics. A Guide for Students and Practitioners of Nursing and Health Care.. Banbury: Lantern Publishing Company.
Blackburn S (2013). Maternal, fetal and neonatal physiology; A clinical perspective.. Saunders.
Moore K L, Persaud TVN and Torchia MG. (2013). The Developing Human; clinically orientated embryology. Philadelphia: Elsevier /Saunders..
Coad Jand Dunstall M (2011). Anatomy and Physiology for Midwives. Chichester: Churchill Livingston.
Johnson MH (2013). Essential reproduction. Chichester: John Wiley and Sons.
This is how we’ll give you feedback as you are learning. It is not a formal test or exam.Computer assisted assessment
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
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This is how we’ll assess you if you don’t meet the criteria to pass this module.
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Repeat type: Internal & External