Midwifery care in the non-clinical setting

Integrated course, 1.00 ECTS


Course content

This course uses statistical evidence to investigate midwifery-led birth in clinical and non-clinical settings. The students learn to apply criteria from pregnancy to the post placenta period that aid in the decision to refer the woman to obstetric medical care. They deal with the organization and legal foundations to prepare and carry out midwifery- led care. They are able to make their own decisions if referral is required.

Learning outcomes

• The students can work independently and on their own responsibility. They know the choices and exclusion criteria for midwifery led obstetrics. They are competent to look after and monitor healthy women in pre-, peri- and postnatal settings. They know their role in midwifery.

• The students can

• diagnose pregnancy, carry out external and internal examination to confirm the diagnosis of pregnancy,give care in normal pregnancy
• implement health promotion and disease prevention strategies
• set up their own midwifery business
• contribute new ideas to advance midwifery
• warrant quality of midwifery health care by implementing new medical evidence acquired in continuing professional development
• represent their own decisions towards the outside
• recognize the scope of midwifery responsibility and assist the physician to provide specialist prenatal, intrapartum and postnatal midwifery care needed in the case of suspected abnormal and dangerous conditions.????
• search for evidence based findings in national and international sources
• work according to legal professional standards and economic and ecological principles
• provide independent and process-oriented guidance, advice and care to women and their babies throughout their pregnancy, labour and the puerperium
• respect cultural and religious beliefs, ways of knowing and values
• document consultation and care and evaluate the results
• recognize psychosocial changes and development and initiate the appropriate measures