Aims/Description: During this module students will develop knowledge of the underlying concepts of the midwife's role in optimising normal physiological processes and providing women-centred care in the preconception and antenatal and the postnatal periods, and throughout normal labour and birth. During this module students will apply basic scientific principles of anatomy and physiology to maternal and infant health This will involve developing knowledge of the physiological processes that underpins labour, birth and the postnatal period. Students will develop knowledge and skills to support women and their families with psychosocial, cultural and spiritual needs during the intrapartum and postnatal period including links to continuity of carer.. This will provide the information required to undertake safe and effective practice and to work in partnership with women, enabling their views, preferences, and decisions to be heard, and helping to strengthen their capabilities.

Restrictions on availability: This module is only available to those students who are registered on the Pre-registration Masters in Midwifery programme.

Staff Contact: JOKHI RACHEL
Teaching Methods: Lectures

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