Module title: Midwifery Care of Mothers and Babies with Complex Needs

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: MID11113
Module leader: Kathryn Hardie
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Midwifery and Child Health
Prerequisites

N/A

2019/0, Trimester 2, Blended,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Shona Montgomery
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to LO1-5
Student learning activities will be facilitated through a blended approach. This will include on-line, face-to-face and flexible teaching methods. Skills based workshops (LO1-4). Key lectures will build on your existing knowledge. You will engage in experiential learning, group discussions, problem based learning (LO1-3). Feedback from student led activity will allow you to self-assess and improve your own future performance (LO1-5)
Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills
Employability skills are enhanced by the content, opportunities and learning activities embedded in the module, which provide you with skills relevant to recognition, decision making, planning and implementing appropriate care where there are complex needs.
Research / teaching linkages
You will engage and examine specific evidence based research in relation to complex obstetric and midwifery care throughout the module
Supporting equality and diversity
The module conforms to University Guidelines in supporting you in an inclusive and non-discriminatory manner, taking into consideration diverse student groups.
Internationalisation
This module will enable you to access examples of international research, care management delivery and relevant non-UK standards will be included throughout the module.
For the purposes of Edinburgh Napier University Academic Regulations this module is a SCNMSC theory module and will be graded using Level 11 Criteria.


Formative Assessment:
Formative: Online short answer questions will be used to allow you immediate feedback which will be used to inform summative assessment and afford you the opportunity to improve your future performance.

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment will be a 3 hour unseen examination in week 14 of the module. This examination will consist of written essay questions. This will assess your knowledge and comprehension of pathophysiology and management of childbearing complications and care of the babies with complex needs.


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 25
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 125
Online Lecture 35
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 3
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 1 HOURS= 3, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

The aim of this module is to enable you to critically examine the elements of the pathophysiology of midwifery complications affecting both mother and baby during the childbearing period. During this module you will develop knowledge and understanding which will enable you to critically analyse and apply the principles of current research and evidence base in the provision of care to both mother and baby where complications arise. You will develop communication and transferable skills to enable you to work in partnership with women and other health and social care professionals.

In this module you will develop your knowledge in the following 7 key areas:
Medical Conditions which Impact on Maternal & Neonatal Health
You will develop your knowledge of midwifery care in relation to the following:
Examine the pathophysiology of significant medical conditions in childbearing
Pre conceptual and Antenatal Care
Principles and theories of pre conceptual and antenatal care in relation to complex care.
You will also have the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of the causes of infertility and the impact this has on women’s health
The importance of history taking, antenatal and newborn screening and referral pathways.
Effective communication and working within a Multidisciplinary team
Intrapartum Complications
Principles and theories of intrapartum care with women with complex needs.
Postpartum Complications
Postpartum Infections and complications
Neonatal Complications
Principles of caring for sick neonate. Establishing effective infant nutrition and supporting the initiation of lactation( Baby Friendly Initiative)
Midwifery Practice
Effective Communication and problem solving within Multidisciplinary Teams. Utilisation of Situation, Background, Assessment Review (SBAR) approach when assessing maternal well-being in complex care
Understanding the principles of Medicines Management
Fetal monitoring- K2, Electronic Fetal Monitoring

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Critically explore the pathophysiology of specific medical complications which may affect childbearing women and their babies.
LO2: Analyse the principles of care using a problem solving approach when supporting women and babies with complex needs.
LO3: Critically review the role of the midwife in the provision of care for women and babies when complications arise.
LO4: Rationalise decisions made when referring women and babies to other health or social care professionals.
LO5: Evaluate the evidence base in relation to complex obstetric and midwifery care.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
MID11113 Midwifery Care of Mothers and Babies with Complex Needs