This module enables you to apply knowledge and skills developed within year one modules to the provision of safe and effective care for mothers and their fetus/neonate, with complex health challenges during the antenatal, intrapartum and postpartum period. This module will integrate the ethical, psychological and mental capacity concepts outlined within the Developing Safe and Compassionate Care module.
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:
- Analyse the evidence base for the care and management of the woman and fetus/neonate where variations occur during the childbirth continuum.
- Examine the care required for babies with specific health or social needs and know how to effectively refer to other professionals or agencies where appropriate.
- Identify the challenges of initiating and supporting breastfeeding in complex situations and discuss management/care strategies.
- Evaluate the risks of a range of both pre-existing and emergent conditions in women, fetus/neonate, including relevant pathology
- Discuss the care provision required for women with co-morbidities.
This list is not exhaustive but will include:
Epidemiology of pregnancy, birth and postnatal
Pharmacology and related Medicine management
- Infertility and assisted conception
- Polycystic ovaries
- Family spacing
- Unplanned pregnancy/TOP/Miscarriage/ectopic pregnancy
- Bleeding in early pregnancy
Medical and surgical conditions (pathological and co-morbidities)
- Maternal infection – STI, HIV, sepsis, Hep A B C
- Caesarean Section
- Preterm labour - diagnosis and management and post term labour/induction of labour/augmentation of labour
- Mental health
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Endocrine disorders – maternal
- Hydatidiform Mole
- Hyperemesis gravidarum
- Hypertensive disorders – pre eclampsia, Pregnancy induced hypertension, essential Hypertension, HELLP syndrome
- Liver –fatty liver syndrome, cholestasis
- Multiple pregnancy
- Antiphospholipid syndrome
- Maternal/fetal/neonatal blood results
Infant feeding for mothers and infants with associated complications
- Pre-term infant
- Care of sick neonate
- Low birth weight infant
- Neonatal abnormalities
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
Technology Enhanced Learning
|Completion of assessment task||63|
|Preparation for scheduled sessions||30|
|Wider reading or practice||30|
|Total study time||188|
Resources & Reading list
• Access to the local maternity services for theoretical and skills rehearsal • Elsevier Clinical Skills Package (or equivalent) – continued from module 1 • Anatomy TV • Marieb Learning or equivalent resources.
Johnson, R. and Taylor, W (2010). Skills for Midwifery Practice. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.
Chapman V and Charles C (eds (2013). The Midwife’s Labour and Birth Handbook. John Wiley and Sons Limited.
Powell C (2011). Safeguarding children and young people.. Open University Press.
Williamson A and Crozier K (2008). Neonatal Care: A Textbook for Student Midwives and Nurses. Lantern Publishing Ltd..
Johnson R and Taylor.W (2010). Oxford Textbook of Women and Mental Health. Open University Press.
Knight M, Kenyon S, Brocklehurst P, Neilson J, Shakepearce J, Kurinczuk JJ (editors) (2014). Saving Lives, Improving Mother’s care; lessons learned to inform future maternity care from the UK and Ireland Confidential Enquiries into Maternal deaths and morbidity 2009-2012. National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit.
Speroff L and Darney PD (2010). A Clinical Guide for Contraception. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.
Downie G, Mackenzie J and Williams A (2010). Calculating Drug Doses Safely.. Churchill Livingstone..
Robson S and Waugh J (2013). Medical Disorders in Pregnancy. A Manual for Midwives.. John Wiley and Sons.
Stables D and Rankin J (eds) (2010). Physiology in Childbearing. Elsevier.
Mander R (2006). Loss and Bereavement in Childbearing. Routledge.
Boyle M (2005). Wound Healing in Midwifery. Radcliffe Publishing Ltd.
This is how we’ll give you feedback as you are learning. It is not a formal test or exam.Presentation
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
|Evidence based plan of care||50%|
|Evidence based plan of care||50%|
This is how we’ll assess you if you don’t meet the criteria to pass this module.
|Evidence based plan of care||100%|
Repeat type: Internal & External