Course: Pregnancy and Labour Physiology (5)

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Course title Pregnancy and Labour Physiology (5)
Course code KAZ/FYTPK
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Hřivnová Michaela, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Diagnostics and signs of pregnancy. Changes in body of a pregnant woman. Physiological gravidity. High-risk and pathological pregnancy. The system of care for pregnant women, prenatal counselling, examination methods during pregnancy. Lifestyle during pregnancy Antenatal training, pregnancy classes, birth plan. Parents? preparation for arrival of a baby, baby layettes. Duration of pregnancy, birth date, possibilities of pregnancy termination. Physiological labour ? stage 1. Physiological labour ? stage 2. Physiological labour ? stage 3. Physiological labour ? stage 4. Alternative childbirth (in water, on a birthing stool, ?.), the Leboyer birth method. The issues of pueperium, postpartum depressions, lactation psychosis. Breastfeeding ? significance, milk composition, breastfeeding technique, frequency, contraindications, aids,?

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Methods of Written Work, Demonstration, Projection (static, dynamic), Training in job and motor Skils
  • Attendace - 26 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Course Credit - 20 hours per semester
  • Homework for Teaching - 20 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The course is of theoretically-practical and significantly educational nature. It deals with basic and special care of a pregnant woman, a para, a puerpera and a nursing mother. Emphasis is mainly on physiological pregnancy and childbirth, including alternative ways to care for a pregnant woman, a para, a puerpara and a nursing mother. Teaching uses videos, demonstration of aids and practical procedures.
The student after the course should be able to: explain the principles of operation of all systems of the human organism and governance mechanisms.
Passing somatology disciplines (anatomy and physiology)

Assessment methods and criteria
Mark, Written exam, Seminar Work

PC work, Internet connection. Working in a group on an assigned project, presentation of the project within classes. Active participation in seminars.
Recommended literature
  • Auckettová, A. (1992). Masáže kojenců. Praha: Jan Kanzelsberger.
  • Beránková, B. (2002). Cvičení v těhotenství a šestinedělí. Praha: Triton.
  • Citterbart, K. et al. (2001). Gynekologie. Praha: Galén.
  • Čech, E., Hájek, Z., Maršál, K. a kol. (1999). Porodnictví. Praha: Grada Publishing.
  • DYLEVSKÝ, I. (2000). Somatologie. Olomouc: EPAVA, 2000. 480 s.. Epava, Olomouc.
  • Evans, N. (1997). Těhotenství a porod od A do Z. Praha: Pragma.
  • Fellnerová, U. (1997). Žena 21. století. Praha: Ikar.
  • Goer, H. (2002). Průvodce přemýšlivé ženy na cestě k lepšímu porodu. Praha: One woman press.
  • Hašplová, J. (1999). Masáže dětí a kojenců. Praha: Portál.
  • Kudela, M. a kol. (2004). Základy gynekologie a porodnictví. VUP Olomouc.
  • Leboyer, F. (1995). Porod bez násilí. Praha: Stratos.
  • Mackonochierová, A. (2001). Těhotenství týden po týdnu. Praha: Svojtka CO.
  • Macků, F., Macků, J. (1998). Průvodce těhotenstvím a porodem. Praha: Grada, Avicenum.
  • Makedonová, N. (1991). Gravidjóga - porod bez bolesti. Bratislava: Natajoga.
  • NICOLSON, P. (2001). Poporodní deprese. Praha: Grada Publishing.
  • Prajerová, K. (1994). Cvičení v těhotenství. Praha: NCPZ.
  • TEUSEN, G., GOZE-HÄNEL, I. Prenatální komunikace. Praha: Portál, 2003.
  • Tomáš, S. a kol. (2000). Bezbolestný pôrod. Martin: Osveta.

Study plans that include the course
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