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Unit Code: NMS881

Unit Name: Normal Pregnancy, Labour and Birth

Description: This course is designed to provide students with foundational knowledge in midwifery practice and care rendered to women of child bearing age , family and community in a holistic manner. It will provide students with comprehensive knowledge of pregnancy, labour, birth and puerperium. Full physical assessment of pregnant women including technology used in assessment, diagnosis and intervention at all stages of the reproductive process will be explained. It will also cover the process of labour, birth and the puerperium together with the support to the woman during these normal events.

Learning Target Outcomes: On successful completion of this course, the students will be able to : 1. Plan comprehensive antenatal care to maximize the health of the woman during pregnancy. 2. Synthesize Midwifery knowledge in the provision of culturally sensitive woman centered care during labour and birth to maximize the health of women and their newborns. 3. Apply the Midwifery model of care to woman during pregnancy including early detection and treatment or referral of selected complications. 4. Demonstrate proficiency in providing high quality, culturally sensitive care during labour and birth. 5. Demonstrate the ability to provide comprehensive, high quality, culturally sensitive care to the woman and family during the post-partum period.

Prerequisite: Minimum Entry Requirement.

Prerequisite Sentence: N/A

Credit Point: 30

Offered In: Semester 1