Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum Care II

6 Credits
Second Cycle
School of Health and Welfare
Subject field
Sexual, Reproductive and Perinatal Health (SRP)
Group of Subjects
Nursing Science
Disciplinary Domain
Health Science, 75%
Medicine, 25%
This course can be included in the following main field(s) of study
Sexual, Reproductive and Perinatal Health1
Progression indicator within (each) main field of study
Approved, 08 March 2021.
This syllabus is valid from 08 March 2021.

Learning Outcomes

The overall aim of the course is for the student to understand the procedures and processes of complicated pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum care. The student shall be able to conduct examinations and provide treatments related to these processes in simulation-based training based on research and midwifery scope of practice.

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • perform examinations and treatment in pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period in simulation-based training
  • reflect critically on the midwife´s role and responsibilities in relation to pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period, including neonatal care
  • explain and reflect on health concepts regarding complicated pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum period including neonatal care
  • analyze and reflect on management related to pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum care within midwifery scope of practice
  • understand and explain how pharmacological treatments and other interventions can influence pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period.

Course Content

The course comprises reflection, discussion, and problematizing of processes in handling complicated pregnancy, delivery and postpartum care. Further study on circumstances when psycho-social aspects amplify and aggravate parenthood. Deepen knowledge and skills in examination methods, treatment and documentation are practiced. Deepen knowledge of non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic treatment in relation to pregnancy, delivery, and postpartum care.


Examinations are written individual take home exam, seminars with reports and simulation-based training.

Forms of Study

Individual work, group work/in pairs, lectures, mandatory seminars and simulation-based training.


The Swedish grades U - G

Number of credits:

  • Individual take home examination, 3 credits
  • Seminar, 1.5 credits
  • Simulation based training, 1.5 credits


  • A Swedish nursing licence, and a completed Bachelor‘s degree in any major in the health sciences and Thesis 15 credits

Other Information

Part of Postgraduate Programme in Midwifery 90 Credits. The course partially corresponds with SR3010.