Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Management for Critical Care Practitioners HEA3240


This module aims to equip acute care practitioners with theoretical knowledge related to maternity provision, thereby enabling them to enhance their ability to provide evidence-based high quality health care.

It will extend the students' evidence-based knowledge and skills in normal and potentially abnormal midwifery care throughout the childbearing continuum. Due to the content of this module a component of practical skills, using interactive skills based learning strategies, will be included to help practitioners apply theory to practical situations.

Module Code: HEA3240
Level: 6
Credits: 20
Cost: £680 for Sept 2019 to July 2020

Who is this module for?

Acute care practitioners.

What are the key aims of the programme?

To progress the development of acute care practitioners clinical skills related to obstetric and neonatal management.

What will I study?

  • Vaginal breech;
  • Shoulder dystocia;
  • Bleeding during the antenatal period;
  • Bleeding during the postnatal period;
  • Neonatal resuscitation;
  • Maternal resuscitation;
  • Pregnancy induced hypertension (PIH), pre-eclampsia/eclampsia and its associated conditions;
  • Reflection.

How will I be assessed?

A 4,000 word reflective essay.

On successful completion you will:

  • Critically analyse obstetric emergencies and demonstrate the application of theory into practice in order to support active participation in their management;
  • Critically analyse the acute care practitioners role in relationship to development of advanced skills and knowledge appropriate to the management of ‘high risk’ maternity clients;
  • Apply reflective analysis to a significant incident appropriate to the context of the module in order to inform practice.

Study Dates and Venues

Further Information

Module availability varies from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Due to the popularity of some modules it may be that the module is fully booked when your application is received. We will include your details on a waiting list and allocate you a place on the next available intake.

For details of how to apply, please visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/health/cpd/apply.

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This module can be studied on a standalone basis or it is an optional module on the BSc (Hons) Clinical and Professional Practice programme.