Introduction to obstetrics

Integrated course, 2.00 ECTS


Course content

This is an overview course and covers the care and monitoring duties of the midwife in the delivery suite and is an introduction into the spontaneous delivery. Possibilities to support the laboring woman like breathing support and positions for easy laboring can be tried out and tested. The students look at pain and labour from an emotional point-of-view.

Learning outcomes

1. The students know the physiology of birth of the child in cephalic presentation, can supervise it and assess the progress of labour, take appropriate measures to apply the correct delivery manoevres of child and placenta and implement theory and practice in the subsequent placement.
2. The students can
• diagnose pregnancy by external and internal examination
• assess the regular course of pregnancy, birth and the puerperium as well as the healthy development of the newborn and can take adequate measures.