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

Reproductive pathophysiology - ASSISTENZA OSTETRICO MATERNO-FETALE

Course code
Name of lecturer
Maria Luisa Toffali
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
2° ANNO 2° Semestre dal Mar 2, 2020 al Apr 26, 2020.

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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 knowledege relative to midwifery care during the antenatal period, at delivery and in the post-natal period, under variable risk conditions, mainly directed toward the woman as an in-patient or during a consultation as an out-patient. For the latter, special attention is given to midwifery care during prenatal diagnosis


Surveillance of the feto-maternal well-being: the role of the midwife in assisting the woman during the steps of prenatal diagnosis, which include the nuchal translucency and the combined test, invasive procedures such as villocentesis, amniocentesis, cord sampling.
Assessment of blood test and values in different low and high risk situations such as first trimester nausea and vomiting, gestational diabetes, preeclampsia.
Ultrasound scanning and fetal heart monioring from the midwife perspective, its' indication and interpretation.
Midwifery care in case of miscarriage, fetal death, stillbirth and the role of the midwife in supporting the woman grieving for her baby.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Danti - Di Tommaso - Maffetti - Carfagna Cardiotocografia Guida Pratica Piccin-Nuova Libraria 2010
Miriam Guana et. al La disciplina ostetrica (Edizione 2) Mc Graw Hill 2011
Bolis G Manuale di Ginecologia e Ostetricia (Edizione 2) EdiSES 2017 9788879599269
Costantini W ostetricia e ginecologia (Edizione 2) piccin 2010

Assessment methods and criteria

oral examination

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