Core Module Information
Module title: Complex Care of Women and Newborn Infants Level 10

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

Module code: MID10110
Module leader: Shona Montgomery
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:

The aim of this module is to enable you to critically examine the elements of the anatomy and pathophysiology of midwifery complications affecting both mother/birthing person and newborn infant during the childbearing period. You will develop knowledge and understanding which will enable you to critically analyse and apply evidence-based principles in the provision of care to both mother/birthing person and the newborn infant where complications arise. You will develop communication and transferable skills to enable you to work in partnership with women/people and other health and social care professionals. You will develop your knowledge in the following key areas: medical conditions which impact on maternal & neonatal health; pre-conceptional and antenatal care, developing knowledge and understanding of the causes of infertility and the impact this has on women and birthing person’s health exploring issues around surrogacy and fostering and the importance of history taking; antenatal and newborn screening and referral pathways; effective communication and working within a multi-disciplinary team (MDT) will be explored; intrapartum complications including principles and theories of intrapartum care with additional care needs; postpartum infections and complications; supporting families in the provision of respectful kind and compassionate end of life and bereavement care.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Appraise and discuss the anatomy and pathophysiology of specific medical complications which may affect childbearing women/birthing persons and their newborn infants.

LO2: Analyse the principles of care using a problem-solving approach when supporting women/birthing persons and newborn infants with complex needs.

LO3: Evaluate the role of the midwife in the provision of care for women/birthing persons and newborn infants when complications arise.

LO4: Elaborate on the rationale for referring women/birthing persons and newborn infants to other health or social care professionals.

LO5: Describe and analyse the evidence base in relation to complex midwifery and obstetric care.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, Blended,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Kathryn Hardie
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 3
Independent Learning Seminar 12
Independent Learning Lecture 12
Independent Learning Tutorial 2
Online Guided independent study 171
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Class Test 100 1~2~3~4~5 Exam Period HOURS= 3
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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