Core Module Information
Module title: Management of Obstetric Emergencies and Midwifery Care

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

Module code: MID11124
Module leader: Yvonne Greig
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Midwifery
Prerequisites

N/A

Description of module content:

The aim of this module is to enable you to critically apply the necessary knowledge and skills in the management of complications that occur in both mother and baby during the childbearing period. During this module you will learn to critically evaluate evidence-based care and apply principles of best practice to the care of women with additional needs. You will apply the principles of human factors, environmental factors and the importance of strengths-based approaches when working with colleagues from interdisciplinary and multi-agency teams and women/birthing people and their families. The module content is divided into key areas: antenatal- covering the management of pre-eclampsia, eclampsia, renal system and associated disorders; intrapartum - covering multiple pregnancy, interpretation of electronic fetal heart rate monitoring, meconium stained liquor, disordered uterine action, ruptured uterus, operative delivery and caesarean section and the care of mothers/birthing persons with anaesthetics; postpartum - covering retained placenta, thromboembolism, amniotic fluid embolism, disseminated intravascular coagulation, haemolysis elevated liver enzymes low platelets syndrome, shock. The theory and provision of care of women/birthing persons experiencing obstetric emergencies is also covered, including the management of neonatal resuscitation and preterm birth.



Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1. Critically explore the pathophysiology of complications that occur in both the mother/birthing person and newborn infant during antenatal, intrapartum and postpartum period.
LO2. Critically examine and discuss the impact of the management of obstetric complications in childbirth using a problem-solving approach.
LO3. Critically reflect on the role of the midwife and other health professionals within the multidisciplinary team when supporting women/birthing persons who develop complications in childbirth.
LO4. Critique the patient safety agenda in relation to additional care needs including the principles of medicine administration and the midwife's role
LO5. Critically appraise the evidence around the interventions and treatments used in emergency care.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, ONLINE, Edinburgh Napier University
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Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: ONLINE
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Yvonne Greig
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to LO 1-5
The theoretical content of the module will be facilitated by using a blended approach which includes a combination of online lectures, seminars and material available via Moodle. The online material will complement the theory and underpin the pathophysiology of obstetric complications (LO1). To facilitate the application of theory to evidence-based practice, group seminars and team-based approaches will be utilise.You will apply theory to evidence-based practice in relation to safe and effective care to gain an understanding of the principles and relationships which are important to effective management during an obstetric emergency. (LO1, 2. 3, 5).
There will be opportunity for you to reflect and give and receive peer feedback during these sessions which will allow you to self- assess and consider strengths-based approaches when working with colleagues. These opportunities will provide you with skills relevant to recognition, decision making, interpersonal, communication (written and oral), information retrieval, team working, time management skills and initiating and implementing appropriate care. You will continue to develop your knowledge and comprehension of pharmacology, medicine administration and consider this in the context of universal care and additional needs. (LO4).


Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment will consist of student led seminar presentations of a plan for an emergency simulation – (OSCA Observed Structured Clinical Assessment) which will give you the opportunity to discuss the management of emergency scenarios this will provide feedback which will inform the summative assessment and overall knowledge of the module content.

Summative Assessment:
The summative assessment will be the development of an OSCA related to a simulated obstetric emergency. You will have the choice to present this either as an online viva voce assessment or a written critical commentat This will assess your knowledge and comprehension of the pathophysiology and midwifery management of childbearing women with complications and care of the neonate with complications which may occur during childbearing. You will also complete safe medicate which is an online test that will assess your knowledge and comprehension of medicine administration (LO4). You must achieve a mark of 90% to pass the safe medicate online test.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Lecture 12
Online Tutorial 2
Online Seminar 8
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 6
Independent Learning Guided independent study 172
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Assessment 90 1-5 14/15 HOURS= 00.30, WORDS= 3500
Class Test 10 4 14/15 HOURS= 01.00
Component 1 subtotal: 90
Component 2 subtotal: 10
Module subtotal: 100
2022/3, Trimester 3, ONLINE, Edinburgh Napier University
VIEW FULL DETAILS
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: ONLINE
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Yvonne Greig
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to LO 1-5
The theoretical content of the module will be facilitated by using a blended approach which includes a combination of online lectures, seminars and material available via Moodle. The online material will complement the theory and underpin the pathophysiology of obstetric complications (LO1). To facilitate the application of theory to evidence-based practice, group seminars and team-based approaches will be utilise.You will apply theory to evidence-based practice in relation to safe and effective care to gain an understanding of the principles and relationships which are important to effective management during an obstetric emergency. (LO1, 2. 3, 5).
There will be opportunity for you to reflect and give and receive peer feedback during these sessions which will allow you to self- assess and consider strengths-based approaches when working with colleagues. These opportunities will provide you with skills relevant to recognition, decision making, interpersonal, communication (written and oral), information retrieval, team working, time management skills and initiating and implementing appropriate care. You will continue to develop your knowledge and comprehension of pharmacology, medicine administration and consider this in the context of universal care and additional needs. (LO4).


Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment will consist of student led seminar presentations of a plan for an emergency simulation – (OSCA Observed Structured Clinical Assessment) which will give you the opportunity to discuss the management of emergency scenarios this will provide feedback which will inform the summative assessment and overall knowledge of the module content.

Summative Assessment:
The summative assessment will be the development of an OSCA related to a simulated obstetric emergency. You will have the choice to present this either as an online viva voce assessment or a written critical commentat This will assess your knowledge and comprehension of the pathophysiology and midwifery management of childbearing women with complications and care of the neonate with complications which may occur during childbearing. You will also complete safe medicate which is an online test that will assess your knowledge and comprehension of medicine administration (LO4). You must achieve a mark of 90% to pass the safe medicate online test.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Lecture 12
Online Tutorial 2
Online Seminar 8
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 6
Independent Learning Guided independent study 172
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Assessment 90 1-5 14/15 HOURS= 00.30, WORDS= 3500
Class Test 10 4 14/15 HOURS= 01.00
Component 1 subtotal: 90
Component 2 subtotal: 10
Module subtotal: 100

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