51139 Maternal Health (2)

Course Description

This course deals with the role of the nurse in practicing midwifery care during the antenatal labour, delivery and postnatal, it also focuses neonate needs and obstetric and gynecological conditions during maternity cycle and of women different stages. Topics include: (Pregnancy induced hypertension (pre-eclampsia), Vaginal examination (v e), Disorders of the amniotic fluid, Premature rapture of membranes (prom), Labour Puerperium, Physiology of the Neonate, Obstetrics Emergencies, Post-Partum Hemorrhage)

Learning Objective

  • At the end of the course the students will be able to:
  • 1. Plan, implement and evaluate nursing for women ,the new born during the stages of maternity cycle and common problems and abnormality in pregnancy, labour, and delivery using nursing process
  • 2. Understand the proper management of labor and delivering of common medical complications that occur during and after pregnancy
  • 3. Fetal monitoring in the labor, physiology of neonate and to manage the common obstetric emergencies



Books for this Course

  • Materna Health (2) notes, Phineas Amiani Ambagwa (2012)
  • Adele Pillitteri, Maternal and child health nursing; 1995, Buffalo
  • Clinical obstetrics and gynecology BRIAN MAGOWAN , PHILIP OWEN
  • DANFORTH’S Obstetrics and Gynecology Tenth Edition - Ronald S. Gibbs

Times Offered

  • September 2015
  • January 2016

Course Prerequisite