Core Module Information
Module title: Anatomy and Physiology for Midwifery

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: MID07117
Module leader: Jenny Patterson
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Midwifery

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

During this module you will apply basic scientific principles of anatomy and physiology to maternal and infant health. This will provide you with the information that you require in order to undertake practice and will allow you to build on the knowledge gained in further theory modules
In this module you will learn about five key areas including:

Basic Body structures:
You will examine in detail the cell and genetics, the nervous system, cardio-vascular system, respiratory system, renal system, gastro-intestinal system, reproductive and endocrine systems, microbiology and immunity.

Fertility: You will also examine in relation to female fertility, cell division, the ovarian cycle, menstrual cycle, fertilisation and conception. This module will also include maternal adaptation to her pregnancy, maternal nutrition and the anatomy of the female pelvis and fetal Skull

The Fetus: This module will also include basic embryology, fetal growth and development and fetal circulation.

Infant Feeding: This module will commence with the Baby Friendly Initiative Theme (BFI) that is stranded throughout your programme. This includes the anatomy of the breast and physiology of lactation, genomics, the role of the feedback inhibitor of lactation (FIL) and instinctive mothering behaviour.
You will also study the prevention of Infection- principles of infection control, immunity.
First aid - you will develop an understanding of maternal first aid.

Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills: These skills are enhanced by the content, teaching approaches and learning activities embedded in the module. These opportunities will promote the development of your practical, interpersonal, communication, written and oral, information retrieval, team working and time management which are relevant when planning, recognising and implementing appropriate care within the public health arena.

Research / teaching linkages: Throughout the module you will be encouraged to access library resources and seek an evidence base for midwifery practice. This is achieved by examining the nature of evidence, applying it to practice and the acquisition of new midwifery skills.

Supporting equality and diversity: This module will conform to Edinburgh Napier University guidelines in supporting you in an inclusive and non-discriminatory manner, taking into consideration diverse student groups. These principles underpin the module content and philosophy of midwifery care.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of anatomy, physiology, genetics, and genomics of adolescent girls and women and of the reproductive system of the adolescent boys and men.
LO.2: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of normal changes to anatomy, physiology and epigenetics of the adolescent girl/woman during: pregnancy and Labour.
LO.3: Develop knowledge and understanding of anatomy, physiology and epigenetics of adaptation to life for the neonate.
LO.4: Gain knowledge and understanding of anatomy, physiology and epigenetics of infant feeding

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, BLENDED, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Margaret Moran
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Online Guided independent study 60
Independent Learning Guided independent study 116
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Class Test 100 1-4 14/15 HOURS= 03.00
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
MID07117 Anatomy and Physiology for Midwifery