09893 - Obstetrics

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This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Good health and well-being Gender equality

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

At the end of the learning module the student will understand: the process of labor and parturition; the methodology and technology for the diagnosis and management of normal and abnormal labor; the evaluation of fetal well-being; the pathopshyology of puperperium

Course contents

Principles of biostatistics. Maternal, perinatal and infantile mortality in a global context. Pregnancy dating. The different stages of labor: latent phase, first, second and third stage of labor. Post-partum and puerperium. The complications of labor: malpositions, malpresentations, obstructed and prolonged labor, fetal distress, perineal dysfunction. Diagnosis and management of normal and abnormal labor, and fetal well-being evaluation. Operative deliveries. Induction of labor



Lectures published on line.

Spandrio R, Regalia A, Bestetti G: Fisiologia della Nascita. Dai prodromi al post-partum. Carocci Faber, Roma, 2014

Teaching methods

Oral presentations with slides and videos; simulations

Assessment methods

Written exam: multiple choices questions and discussion of one topic

Teaching tools

Slides, videos and other material on the University web-site

Office hours

See the website of Gianluigi Pilu