Placement 4 (9 weeks)

Work placement, 12.00 ECTS


Course content

Practical experience of previously acquired theoretical knowledge:

antenatal clinic, antenatal diagnosis:
• carrying out antenatal examinations
• diagnostic measures to recognize pathologies
• carrying out and reflection of consultations

delivery suite:
• support and care of the labouring woman
• fundamentals of interpretation of the cardiotocograph and fetal heart frequency patterns
• evaluation of the third stage of labour
• primary assessment and care of the newborn

birth house, home birth placement:
• reflection and case discussion
• planning of parentcraft classes
• carrying out and reflection of single parentcraft classes
• practice in consultation

family planning clinic, midwifery office:
• observation and reflection of consultations
• reflection of care situations

all settings:
• documentation

Learning outcomes

In this placement the students become confident in using their practical skills. The placement will be in a number of clinical settings as well as in midwifery offices, birth houses, health and social care settings.
The accompanying course “ integrative process” enhances the knowledge and the integration of theory and practice and helps the future midwife to work independently.

The students keep a placement log for reflecting, evaluating and documenting the work experience and the learning process. This is supplemented by a written evaluation by the teaching midwife and the local supervisor.

Mode of delivery

The students are integrated in the clinical areas, they practice communication and clinical skills under supervision.