Course: Obstetrics

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Course title Obstetrics
Course code KPZ/P3POR
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
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
  • Košťál Milan, doc. MUDr. CSc.
  • Moravcová Markéta, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Mňuková Veronika, MUDr.
Course content
Physiological birth. Birth forces and birth journey. Birth injury. Pain in childbirth. The methods of obstetric analgesia. The newborn from the obstetrician's point of view. Birth injury to the foetus. Foetal hypoxia. Cardiotocography. Amnioscopy. ST analysis. Intranatal and postnatal examination of acid-base balance and blood gases. Intrapartum pulse oximetry. Physiological puerperium.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing)
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the course of gravidity, labour and delivery, and puerperium, with the possible complications and risk factors.
Students build on their knowledge of anatomy, physiology, embryonology, and genetics. To a large extent, the students use especially their knowledge from the field of internal medicine. Students become familiar with obstetrical issues and they use their theoretical and practical knowledge of the field in the practical courses.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination

Completion of compulsory 80% attendance at the lectures. Successful completion of an oral examination.
Recommended literature
  • ČECH, E. a kol. Porodnictví. 2. vyd. Praha: Grada, 2006.
  • HÁJEK, Z. A KOL. Porodnictví. 3. vyd. Praha: Grada, 2014.
  • Hájek, Z. Rizikové a patologické těhotenství. 1. vyd. Praha: Grada, 2004. ISBN 80-247-0418-8.
  • Chamberlain, G. A practice of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Harcourt: Publishers Limited, 2000.
  • 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 (2016) Health service 2 Winter
Faculty of Health Studies Midwife (2013) Health service 2 Winter
Faculty of Health Studies Midwife (2014) Health service 2 Winter