cod. 1006733

Academic year 2020/21
3° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Scienze infermieristiche ostetrico-ginecologiche (MED/47)
Scienze ostetriche
Type of training activity
40 hours
of face-to-face activities
4 credits
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course unit

Integrated course unit module: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 2

Learning objectives

MODULE 1 - At the end of the course the student must have learned, understood and be able to apply the procedures for the reduction of the risk in the assistance field;
MODULE 2 – The course introduces the main topics concerning medicine based on scientific evidence of efficacy (EBM), research and review of the literature; the use of databases (Cochrane Library and Medline / PubMed); the reading and evaluation of scientific texts; the methodology for drafting clinical trial protocols.
MODULE 3 - At the end of the course it is expected that the student will be able to evaluate, follow and assist a labor / delivery at low obstetric risk in compliance with WHO guidelines, to communicate correctly even in situations of hardship and linguistic and cultural barrier and to evaluate in collaboration with the doctor the obstetric risk at the beginning of labor.


Knowledge of the basic elements of scientific research; Knowledge of the basic elements of childbirth assistance.

Course unit content

The course consists of 3 distinct modules, whose contents are:
MODULE 1- the obstetric risk and its prevention - childbirth in extra-hospital;
MODULE 2 - the main aspects and methods of scientific research in obstetrics;
MODULE 3 - - The birth plan as a tool for empowering the woman / couple
- The physiology of birth: how to keep the birth process normal
- The midwife in relationship with the woman / couple: when it can make the difference.

Full programme

MODULE 1 - obstetric risk and its prevention: organizational policies for risk reduction in health; the response of the care organization; external factors that hinder internal procedures and factors such as lack of knowledge of existing protocols.
Study of the company operational cards that regulate the main situations of potential risk for the hospitalized patient.
Healthcare personnel and new Risk Management strategies
Reference regulatory context in terms of risk, the contribution of the law (Gelli) to the reduction of risk, to the treatment of the basic elements of safe keeping of drugs in the ward, methods of conservation, controls and supervision of the correct use of drugs.
Transfusion security, incident reporting.
childbirth in extra-hospital regime, regional law.
• 2nd year topics review
• Data collection methods: interview, focus group, questionnaire
• Likert scale
• Epidemiology
• Observational and experimental epidemiological study
• Study design, sampling, hypothesis testing
• Glossary
• Statistics review
• Why research in obstetrics
• How to carry out the degree thesis
• Study application for ethics committee
MODULE 3 - 748/5000
- The model of the midwifery in the daily life of the delivery room
- Good communication between colleagues, in the team, with the woman and her family as an element of quality of care
- The scientific evidence on the birth process: updates through the WHO recommendations of 2018
- Birth in a multicultural context: which midwifery skills need to be strengthened
- The birth plan and the choices of women: how to prevent experiences of obstetric violence
- Assistance to low risk labor in obstetric autonomy: new company protocol
- Sentinel events and security in the process of delivery: ministerial recommendations
- Personal growth as a health professional and prevention of burnout


Manual for the training of health workers (Ministry of Health). PHYSIOLOGY OF BIRTH, SPANDRIO, REGALIA, BESTETTI, CAROCCI FABER ED.
- WHO RECOMMENDATIONS INTRAPARTUM CARE FOR A POSITIVE CHILDBIRTH EXPERIENCE, 2018. Handouts published on the Elly platform by the teachers.;

Teaching methods

Lectures, discussion of clinical cases

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam with evaluation in thirtieths. Collegiate evaluation considered the weighted average based on the CFU.

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