Module title: Complex Care in Childbearing

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: MID08113
Module leader: Margaret Moran
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Midwifery and Child Health
Prerequisites

None

2017/8, Trimester 3, 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:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
The theoretical content of the module will initially be taught using a combination of lectures and Moodle/VLE materials.
To facilitate the application of theory to evidence based practice group tutorials and team based approaches will be utilised. This includes a series of clinical scenarios where students will be encouraged to work in small groups and apply theory to evidence based practice within a simulated emergency situation (LO 1-5).There will also be opportunity for students to give and receive peer feedback during these sessions.
Finally to enhance the learning experience within this module the students will undertake an Obstetric Emergency Study Day facilitated by lecturers and clinical staff within the clinical environment during week 7 (LO1-5).

Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills
These skills will be enhanced by the content, teaching approaches and learning activities embedded in the module. These opportunities will promote the development of practical, interpersonal, communication (written and oral), information retrieval, team working and time management skills.

Assessment (formative or summative)
Formative Assessment- Formative assessment will include an online objective examination. This allows for immediate feedback which affords the students opportunity to improve their future performance. The obstetric emergency study day will also afford the opportunity to practice within a simulated emergency situation.

Summative Assessment-
1. A scenario based assessment during week 8 (LO 2, 3, 4).
2. Summative assessment will be an invigilated unseen examination during week 14. The examination will consist of multiple choice and short answer questions (LO 1-5).This will assess the student’s knowledge of pathophysiology and midwifery management of complications occurring in the woman and baby during childbearing.

Research / teaching linkages
Throughout this modul

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 34
Online Lecture 20
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 8
Face To Face Centrally Timetabled (Digital) Exam 3
Independent Learning Guided independent study 135
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Centrally Time Tabled Digital Examination 100 1,2,3,4,5 14/15 HOURS= 3, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Antenatal – polyhydramnios, oligohydramnios, bleeding in pregnancy

Intranatal – malpresentation, malpositioning, multiple pregnancy, interpretation of electronic fetal heart rate monitoring, pre- term labour

Postpartum – retained placenta, thromboembolism, amniotic fluid embolism, disseminated intravascular coagulation, haemolysis elevated liver enzymes low platelets syndrome, shock

Obstetric Emergencies – shoulder dystocia, post partum haemorrhage, cord prolapse, adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Sick baby – respiratory depression & neonatal resuscitation, oxygen therapy, neonatal respiratory problems, neonatal neurological problems, developmental care, temperature regulation problems, working with parents,

Applied pharmacology
Problem solving including the use of women’s stories
Breastfeeding problems – mastitis, thrush and breast abscess
Efficient moving and handling
Patient safety – risk management, communication skills – SBAR, SEWS documentation, multidisciplinary team working
Evidence based practice including national guidelines, audit and research

Learning Outcomes for module:

L01. Explore the pathophysiology of complications that occur in both the mother and baby during the childbearing period.
LO2. Utilise a problem solving approach in the management of complications of childbearing.
LO3. Examine the role of the midwife and health professionals within the multidisciplinary team in the care of the woman and baby experiencing complications in childbearing.
LO4. Develop insight into the patient safety agenda in relation to complex midwifery care.
LO5. Perform appropriate medicine calculations in relation to complex care.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
MID08113 Complex Care in Childbearing