Bachelor's degree in Obstetrics (to qualify as an obstetrician)

Childbirth and Postpartum Care - OSTETRICIA

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Name of lecturer
Giovanni Zanconato
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Language of instruction
2° ANNO 1° Semestre CLO dal Oct 1, 2018 al Nov 18, 2018.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

Learning Outcomes
(knowledge and skills acquired)

The course aims at providing the student with the basic and advanced knowledge of labor and delivery. It deals with labor conduction and monitoring. It also explores the different situations of a normal and dystocic birth.



The partogram; comparing different partograms and learning how to fill in informations.
Induction of labor: mechanical methods (sweeping membranes, amniotomy, ripening balloons) and pharmacological (prostaglandins, oxytocin). Augmentation. Monitoring the maternal and fetal wellbeing. Cardiotocograph monitoring.
Dystocia: cervical, mechanical and functional dystocia during the first and second stage of labor. Posterior positions. Operative vaginal delivery: vacuum extraction. Video. The forceps.
The use of fundal pressure.
Shoulder dystocia. Theory and practice of emergency maneuvers.
The third stage of labor. Retained placenta. Inverted uterus.
Post-partum hemorrhage: the four Ts . The early post-partum hemorrhage.
Cesarean section. Video. VBAC and TOL in a woman with a uterine scar. Uterine rupture.
Obstetric fistula.
Pain control during labor.

Manuale di Ginecologia e Ostetricia – A cura di G.Bolis- Edises , Napoli 2011

Assessment methods and criteria

Written evaluation with multiple choice test and oral examination whenever judged appropriate.

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