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Credit Units: 3
Prepared by: Ms. Disha Thakur, Email Id: rangra.disha9@gmail.com,College of Health Sciences, Department of Clinical Sciences

Course description: This course will discuss the anatomical organs of the female reproductive system. The course will also introduce student nurses to the care of the woman during normal pregnancy, labour and puerperium. It also covers the detection of complications for referral, and the management of the newborn including community midwifery practice.

SR NO. Duration CONTENT TEACHING LEARNING METOHD
1 2 hours Female reproductive organs: i.e. external and internal genitalia. 

Accessory organs of reproduction: the breast – structure and function, physiology of lactation. 

The bony pelvis: measurements, ligaments. 

The fetus: skull, development and changes at birth.

Lecture cum

discussion (white

Board, PPT, video)

2 2 hours Embryonic development – Fertilization/development of ovum.

Placenta: development; at term, structure, functions, and abnormalities.

Lecture cum

discussion (white

Board, PPT, video)

3 2 hours Fetal circulation. Circulatory changes at birth.

Normal pregnancy: physiology, clinical features, diagnosis, minor disorders.

Focus Antenatal Care: Benefits, schedule of visits, Nutrition, personal hygiene, health education, Motherhood, fatherhood roles,

Lecture cum

Discussion (white

Board, PPT, video)

4 2 hours Abnormal/high risk pregnancy complications and referrals.

Normal labour: definition; physiology of labour; Signs and stages of labour, Mechanism and management of labour Safe delivery and essential obstetric care (EOC).

Lecture cum

Discussion (white

Board, PPT, video)

5 2 hours Care of the newborn baby: resuscitation, management of the newborn.

Normal puerperium, physiology and management.

Breast feeding/Exclusive breast feeding

Post-natal follow up visit and referral.

Lecture cum

Discussion (white

Board, PPT, video)

6 2 hours Complications – breast abscess, puerperal sepsis.

Abnormal pregnancy – Bleeding in early pregnancy: Abortion, ectopic rupture.

Lecture cum

discussion (white

Board, PPT, video)

7 2 hours Bleeding in late pregnancy: Ante-partum hemorrhage

Pregnancy induced hypertension and pre-eclampsia/eclampsia.

Drugs used in obstetrics e.g. oxytocin, antacids, morphine.

Lecture cum

discussion (white

Board, PPT, video)

8 2 hours Infections and effects on the pregnant woman and the fetus:  Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), Human Immuno-Deficiency Virus (HIV) infection, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, malaria, anemia, diabetes mellitus, sickle cell disease. Lecture cum

Discussion (white

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9 2 hours Obstetric emergencies (EmONC) – antepartum hemorrhage, obstructed labour; post-partum hemorrhage, eclampsia.

Concept of EmONC; Domiciliary/Community midwifery – Family Planning counseling; referral and follow up.

Lecture cum

Discussion (white

Board, PPT, video)

Bibliography:

  1. JACOBA A.A COMPREHENSIVE TEXTBOOK OF MIDWIFERY AND GYNAECOLOGYNURSING. 3RD EDITION. NEW DELHI. JAYPEE. 2012.
  2. FRASER DM, COOPER MA. MYLES TEXTBOOK FOR MIDWIFES. 5TH EDITION.PHILADELPHEA: CHURCHILL LIVING STONES ELSEVIER; 2009
  3. DUTTA DC. TEXTBOOK OF OBSTETRICS. 6TH EDITION.CULCUTTA.: NEW CENTRAL BOOK AGENCY;2004
  4. HUMAN MILK AND LACTATION (UPDATED ON DECEMBER 14,2010, CITED ON 5TH JUNE, 2012) AVAILABLE FROM;http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1835675-overview.
  5. www.blurtit.com/q328911.
  6. www.tripdatabase.com/doc/226448

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