This course further develops the application of knowledge and skills when there are complications during the care for adolescents and women, and during childbirth. This course will further develop midwifery assessment, diagnosis, differential diagnosis, and management of obstetrical complications (including retained placenta and other EmONC skills) as well as midwifery care and management for pregnant adolescents and women with common medical disorders (cardiovascular, pulmonary, renal, infectious, gastro-intestinal, endocrine, metabolic, haematological, thromboembolic, autoimmune, neurological, TB and malaria). Included is the peri-operative continuum. Complex issues related to women‟s social, environmental and psychological health including maternal mental health and ill health are also considered. The dilemmas and challenges of childbirth are explored from a national and international perspective and ethical issues are explored and debated. Advocacy, GBV, IPV, psychologic health and trauma and human rights in midwifery practice.
OSCA’s: Complications: ANC assessment (including GDM, HTN), IP assessment and management (including Foetal distress, assisted delivery, TIUP, and preterm).