Liability law and risk management

Integrated course, 1.00 ECTS


Course content

In this course the most important regulations of midwifery practice are presented by using practical examples of obstetric malpractice lawsuits. The students are able to know the legal fundamentals and are able to practice without violating the law (negligence, documentation errors etc.) They are able to cope with changes of the legislation.

Learning outcomes

• The students are familiar with the professional legislation, know their scope of practice and are able to take intervention measures for the well-being of mother and child. They show awareness for the needs of families and children post emergencies who have to cope with the consequences of emergency treatment(handicaps, secondary impairment after preterm delivery, birth defects) and are able to counsel the families.
• The students can
• work according to legal professional standards and economic and ecological principles
• search for evidence based findings in national and international sources
• analyse and evaluate measures, and develop problem solving skills??
• document consultation and care and evaluate the results
• recognize the scope of midwifery responsibility and assist the physician to provide specialist antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care if risks are suspected or occur