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

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 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:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

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
2023/4, Trimester 2, Blended,
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Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Yvonne Greig
Module Organiser:


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 6
Independent Learning Lecture 12
Independent Learning Tutorial 2
Independent Learning Seminar 8
Online 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 1~2~3~4~5 Exam Period HOURS= 3500
Essay 10 4 Exam Period , WORDS= 1
Component 1 subtotal: 90
Component 2 subtotal: 10
Module subtotal: 100
2023/4, Trimester 3, Blended,
VIEW FULL DETAILS
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Yvonne Greig
Module Organiser:


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Independent Learning Lecture 12
Independent Learning Tutorial 2
Independent Learning Seminar 8
Online Guided independent study 172
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 6
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 1~2~3~4~5 Exam Period HOURS= 3500
Essay 10 4 Exam Period , WORDS= 1
Component 1 subtotal: 90
Component 2 subtotal: 10
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Management of Obstetric Emergencies and Midwifery Care