cod. 1008250

Academic year 2020/21
1° year of course - Second semester
Lodovica CUGINI
Academic discipline
Scienze infermieristiche ostetrico-ginecologiche (MED/47)
Scienze ostetriche
Type of training activity
20 hours
of face-to-face activities
2 credits
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course unit

Integrated course unit module: Basic Midwifery II

Learning objectives

The goal of the course is to provide the student with specific knowledge about nursing and midwifery care procedures of basic science


Knowledge of basic anatomy and physiological functions

Course unit content

The course consists of two parts. The first part about obstetric–nursing theory and the second part about practical application whit exercises

Full programme

Concept of cleaning, disinfection and sterilization. Skin hygiene. Hands washing: types and procedures. Personal Protective Devices and Individual security (DPI). Disposal of medical waste. Scientific, methodological and social principles of diagnostic procedures to the adult through the collection of a bloody sample. Cardiovascular system and methods of assessment: The heart rate, Arterial blood Pressure, ECG. Respiratory system and methods of assessment: respiratory rate, characteristics of breathing, main symptoms of impaired respiratory function, interventions to promote respiratory function. Blood-gas analysis. Measuring the saturation through Pulse Oximetry. Oxygen Therapy. Infections control: prevention during healthcare procedures. Principal Infections related to ICPA care procedures. Urinary tract and Reproductive system: human regulatory mechanisms, the characteristics of the urine, sterile urine collection and not - sterile, the bladder catheterization in gynecological patients. Collection of biological samples: blood and urine culture. System for thermoregulation control and thermoregulation mode: body temperature, the main thermal alterations. Safe drugs administration: legal, theoretical and practical aspects.


Albinelli P., The nurse between theory and practice, a manual for the clinical laboratory teaching. Athena Ed., 2008
Costantini W., Calistri D., MIDWIFERY. Scientific-cultural bases. Piccin Ed., 2013.
Slides and audiovisual material

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 skills 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 (evaluated in thirtieth).
In case the COVID-related sanitary emergence continues, the examination will proceed on the Teams platform (see the guidelines at the address:

Other information

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