Course: Midwifery I.

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Course title Midwifery I.
Course code KPZ/P2PA1
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Moravcová Markéta, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Physical examination of the pregnant woman. The calculation of the due date. Pelvimetry. Training of external obstetric examination. Practicing internal obstetric examination. The women problems in prenatal care.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book), Skills training
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to acquire basic terminology and practical skills in the field of prenatal care and care in the midwifery practice of a woman during a physiological birth. This is an essential part of midwifery care in a midwifery focused on monitoring the mother and fetus health during pregnancy and physiological childbirth.
The student independently performs basic tasks of prenatal diagnostics and he/ she is able to become an integral part of the diagnostic team in the field of prenatal diagnosis and genetic counselling. Independently carries out the necessary care in the midwifery of a woman in travail in the course of physiological childbirth.

Assessment methods and criteria
Completion of compulsory attendance at the practicum sessions. Completion of a written test or oral examination according to the course guarantor's decision.
Recommended literature
  • ČECH, E. a kol. Porodnictví. 2. vyd. Praha: Grada, 2006.
  • HÁJEK, Z. a kol. Rizikové a patologické těhotenství. 1. vyd. Praha: Grada, 2004.
  • JOHNSON, R. Skills for midwifery practise. 3. st. publ. Edinburgh Churchill Livingstone: Elsevier, 2010.
  • MARSHALL, JE.; RAYNOR, MD. Advancing skills in midwifery practise. 1. st. publ. Edinburgh Churchill Livingstone: Elsevier, 2010.
  • MORAVCOVÁ, M.; PETRŽÍLKOVÁ, H. Základy péče v porodní asistenci I. 1. vyd. Pardubice: Univerzita Pardubice, 2014.
  • NANDA International. Ošetřovatelské diagnózy definice a klasifikace: 2015-2017. Praha: Grada, 2015.
  • ROZTOČIL, A. a kol. Moderní porodnictví. 1. vyd. Praha: Grada, 2008.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Health Studies Midwife (2014) Health service 1 Summer
Faculty of Health Studies Midwife (2013) Health service 1 Summer
Faculty of Health Studies Midwife (2016) Health service 1 Summer