20 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module offers students an overview of the key anatomical structures and physiological processes constituting normal pregnancy, childbirth and in the postnatal period. It also details the routinely used pharmacological interventions in UK maternity care and introduces students to the basic principles of their effects and, therefore, their strengths and limitations and the evidence base for their use. Through this, students will develop an understanding of the meaning of 'normality' in pregnancy, childbirth and postnatally and what, by implication, is a deviation from normality. The learning structure will mirror the chronology of pregnancy and childbirth, beginning with conception and moving through the antenatal, intrapartum and postpartum phases. 

Staff Contact: JOKHI RACHEL
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK