Module code: NUR3207

Module provider

School of Health Sciences

Module Leader

ROBINSON AE Dr (Health Sci.)

Number of Credits


ECT Credits



FHEQ Level 6

JACs code


Module cap (Maximum number of students)


Module Availability

Semester 2

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 120

Lecture Hours: 30

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting

Alternative Assessment


Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of obstetric complications and the methods for assessing critically ill women in maternity care.
Critically analyse research evidence relating to complications in midwifery, to assist in the diagnosis and development of management plans, including the making of appropriate referrals.
Emphasise knowledge and understanding of normal maternal physiology and associated pathophysiology.
Critically analyse national and local policy which underpin the provision of care to high risk women.
Demonstrate an understanding of the midwife's sphere of practice when caring for women experiencing complications.

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

·         Prenatal Screening

·         Identifying Risk during Childbearing

·         Complications associated with Pregnancy

·         The Compromised Fetus

·         Maternity Mortality

·         SBAR: Situation, Background, Assessment, Recommendations

·         Interpreting Ultrasound and Dopplers

·         Identifying the Deteriorating Woman

·         Fluid and Airway Management in an Obstetric Patient

·         Critical Incident Analysis

Methods of Teaching / Learning

Teaching will use a blended approach incorporating interactive lectures, discussions, seminar presentations and problem-based-learning.


Students will be encouraged to be self-directed and inquiring and there will be opportunities for group work.


Research approaches and use of current research studies undertaken in The School of Health Sciences will be drawn on to illustrate concepts.

Assessment Strategy

Reading list

Reading list for HIGH RISK MIDWIFERY : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/nur3207

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.