cod. 1008248

Academic year 2023/24
1° year of course - Second semester
- Andrea DALL'ASTA
Academic discipline
Ginecologia e ostetricia (MED/40)
Interdisciplinari e cliniche
Type of training activity
10 hours
of face-to-face activities
1 credits
hub: -
course unit

Integrated course unit module: Basic Midwifery II

Learning objectives

The goal of the course is: - to provide basic knowledge on the use of ultrasonography; - to train the student at the first approach with the pregnant patient so that he/she acquires the ability to begin informing the patient about the available procedures, understanding the execution times, identifying the patients at risk who may need further investigation; - to execute initial counseling on prenatal diagnosis techniques.


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Course unit content

The midwife represents the first interface with the pregnant woman. The main target for a professional midwife is to acquire the basic skills in ultrasound.The course aims at:- giving the students the basic theoretical knowledge of obstetric ultrasound;-presenting various methods of midwifery surveys provided by the Italian guidelines with particular reference to the patient’s execution time and selection for ultrasound;

Full programme

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Costantini W., Calistri D., Ostetrica. Le basi scientifico-culturali. Vol. 1-2-3. Ed. Piccin, 2013.ISUOG 2015 Editeam Editor.Educational material, ultrasound images of specific cases and bibliographic references.

Teaching methods

Teaching is based on lectures aimed at: - explaining the theoretical basis of the ultrasound technique;

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).

Other information

General Principles of Pregnancy Management