APPRECIATING COMPLEX MIDWIFERY CARE - 2017/8

Module code: NUR2122

Module provider

School of Health Sciences

Module Leader

BOON JM Mrs (Health Sci.)

Number of Credits

15

ECT Credits

7.5

Framework

FHEQ Level 5

JACs code

B700

Module cap (Maximum number of students)

N/A

Module Availability

Year long

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 114

Seminar Hours: 42

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Examination ONLINE ASSESSMENT 150 MINUTES 100%

Alternative Assessment

None as all are core to meet NMC Standards

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Completion of first year modules or equivalent .

Module overview

Appreciating Complex Midwifery Care explores deviations from the normal where the midwife makes the initial decisions in conjunction with the mother or provides the evidence for the woman to choose. Safe practice relies on accurate assessment, recognising the deviation from normal and referring when necessary but is much more about weighing up options and understanding evidence for best practice than learning protocols. All the topics in this module are important for gaining competence in practice.

Module aims

This module will enable you to begin to examine situations where normal midwifery care becomes complex or abnormal and analyse the evidence for best practice. In particular you will discuss certain medical conditions in pregnancy, e.g. diabetes and their impact on perinatal health, the concept of delay in the initiation and progress of labour and management options for this. The module will also examine perinatal morbidity and mortality from early pregnancy causes through to care in neonatal units. You will improve your ability to present arguments and to verbalise decision making as you discuss complex prenatal issues and scenarios related to neonatal care. You will develop your knowledge of breast feeding to be able to assist women and babies experiencing problems with infant nutrition.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
Demonstrate an ability to assess maternal, fetal and neonatal wellbeing and detect signs of deviation from normal status, development and behaviour in relation to subjects discussed within the module and demonstrate an ability to make decisions about future plans of care based on these assessments
Educate parents about possible fetal and neonatal problems, including prevention, detection, diagnostic tests and options for ongoing care
Begin to discuss the psychological, social and ethical issues related to extreme prematurity and fetal loss
Evaluate the evidence available for best practice in relation to module content and the importance of collaborative working with other care givers
Identify babies who require a managed approach to feeding and describe appropriate care, demonstrating a knowledge of alternative methods of infant feeding which will enhance the likelihood of a later transition to breastfeeding if possible  and produce care plans to support mothers who are separated from their babies or experiencing complications of breastfeeding, to initiate and /or maintain their lactation and to feed their babies optimally (Study will relate to parts of BFI outcomes 5-10 and 13-14)

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content



Indicative content includes:


fetal abnormality


intra-uterine death


abnormal CTG


diabetes in pregnancy


LBW baby


Breastfeeding difficulty


Recognising sick babies and supporting parents


Hypoglycaemaia and jaundice


Labour delay and assisted delivery


Perineal trauma


Nutrition in pregnancy



 

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

Enable successful completion of the learning outcomes

 

The learning and teaching methods include:

•           Practicals

•           workbooks

•           Classroom based lectures and seminars

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate

All the learning outcomes

 

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:



An exam testing knowledge through a case study



 

Formative assessment

Through workbooks

 

Feedback

Through workbook preparation and following the exam

Reading list

Reading list for APPRECIATING COMPLEX MIDWIFERY CARE : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/nur2122

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.