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Midwife 2001 - 2004 - Hälsa och ohälsa under förlossning


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Teaching language


Type of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

2 cr

Competency aims

To provide the student with an understanding of how the woman and foetus interact physically during delivery. To enable the student to observe and take care of the woman and foetus during labour.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able, with the help of her supervisor midwife, to plan the care and nursing of a woman undergoing normal delivery .

Course contents

-Theoretical studies of ethical principes in delivery care
-documentation and reporting
-theoretical knowledge of childbirth, pain relief and alternative methods during labour
-theroretical knowledge of post-delivery care and care of the newborn baby
-clinical practice in a delivery unit 7,5 ECTS
-delivery, pain relief during delivery, alternative methods of delivery

Prerequisites and co-requisites

courses in maternal and newborn health,
Midwifery care during pregnancy 2,3
Clinical practice in these contexts

Previous course names

Additional information

Theoretical studies of normal labour 2,25 ECTS
Clinical practice 7,5 ECTS

Recommended or required reading

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Study activities

  • Lectures - 30 hours
  • Excursions and demonstrations - 3 hours
  • Exercise based learning - 6 hours
  • Individual studies - 20 hours
  • - 8 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 67 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 28 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 39 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams
  • Demonstrations and presentations
  • Essays


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Väyrynen Pirjo

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Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until date 2008-05-31

The timetable of the course

-fördjupadyrkespraktik på fölossningsavdelningen 7, 5 ECTS ingår i kurssen, bokförs skild (egna målsättningar, egen- handledarens värdering, arbetslista inlämnas efter kurssen, skriftlig arbete påverkar vitsordet)

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations
  • Date will be announced later - Essays

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