Bachelor Degree - School: Medicine and Surgery
o Class: L/SNT1 (D.M. 270 of 2004)
o Course type: Bachelor's Degree
o Duration: 3 years
o Access type: Restricted number of available places
o School: Medicine and Surgery
o Department: Biomedicine and Prevention
o Course code: L92
Description and Teaching Objectives
This Degree trains professionals responsible for obstetric, gynaecological and neonatal care of preventive, curative, palliative and rehabilitative nature from a technical, relational and educational point of view. They shall promote, educate and protect women's, children's and community health; furthermore, they shall assist, educate in therapeutic terms, manage, train, research and act as consultants.
Such education conveys skills in gynaecological, obstetrical and neonatal, educational, organisational, relational and ethical areas, supporting theoretical classes with practical and operational aspects.
Course attendance is mandatory for all activities - both theoretical classes and traineeship.
This Degree qualifies graduates as Obstetricians, allowing them to perform several tasks in healthcare: service and support for women during pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium; supervision of natural births under their own responsibility and newborn care; identification of potential pathological situations requiring medical intervention and performance of special emergency measures; involvement in health and sexual education within families and communities, on their own or in a team; psychological and prophylactic preparation for childbirth; preparation and assistance during gynaecological operations; prevention and detection of female genital tumours; interventions under maternal and neonatal care programmes; self and personnel training.
Graduates can work as employees or freelancers; they can apply for selections within public local healthcare facilities, as well as interviews at healthcare facilities either private, in agreement or credited with NHS. Moreover, professionals can participate in international development projects with developing countries requiring the presence of obstetricians.
Midwifery tasks can be carried out in non-health areas too, such as women's detention centres, first aid, schools etc. to ensure not only assistance but also prevention and support.
Web References and Contacts
Coordinator: Professor Emilio Piccione