cod. 1008264

Academic year 2020/21
2° year of course - Second semester
Tullio GHI
Academic discipline
Ginecologia e ostetricia (MED/40)
Interdisciplinari e cliniche
Type of training activity
20 hours
of face-to-face activities
2 credits
hub: -
course unit

Integrated course unit module: Pathophysiology of pregnancy and puerperium

Learning objectives

This course is aimed at providing the student with the basic knowledge and comprehension of the covered topics and allowing a practical applications of these contents within the future professional work


The exam Ostetricia I has been passed

Course unit content

Induction of labor: methods and clinical indications. Post-term pregnancy: how to monitor the fetal wellbeing. Abnormalities of amniotic fluid in labor: clinical significance and management. Risk assessment in labor.. The 10 groups classification system as a tool to evaluate the appropriateness of Cesarean delivery. Abnormal labor course: fetal malpositions and malpresentations. The instrumental vaginal delivery and the cesarean section: technique, indications and complications. Ultrasound in labor ward The perineal tears: prevention, diagnosis and surgical treatment. The trial of labor after cesarean. Postpartum medical disorders: prevention and treatment of thromboembolism and sepsis

Full programme


Pescetto - De Cecco - Pecorari - Ragni. Ginecologia e ostetricia. Seu Edit. 2009. Opera in due volumi. Slides and material provided by the teacher.

Teaching methods

According to the regulation of the Italian Government and the University of Parma about the COVID-19 pandemics, the present course is realized with frontal lessons via mixed in-presence and at-distance modality. In particular, the teacher takes lessons in the classroom with the help of PC (Powerpoint slides); simultaneous connection of the PC to the Teams platform in streaming modality ensures connection with students not present in the classroom. Each lesson is registered and loaded in the Elly portal of the course, together with the slides. The teacher is available for further explanations in office or by distance via Teams after e-mail appointment, or via chat on Elly platform.

Assessment methods and criteria

The student’s knowledge, topics’ comprehension and her/his skill to apply them on the occupational contexts will be evaluated by questions on the topics related to the course content. Failed answer to one or more questions or proved insufficiency of the basic knowledge on the subject will preclude the successful completion of the exam. In case of completion of the exam, an evaluation that contributes to the final grade of the course will be defined and it will be based on the achievement of the objectives. In case the COVID-related sanitary emergence continues, the examination will proceed on the Teams platform (see the guidelines at the address: http://selma.unipr.it/).

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