Professional Identity and Midwifery Practice (VO)


Course lecturer:

 Simone Prüss , BSc Mag.a Dr. phil.

 Dorothea Rüb

Course numberB3.06690.10.060
Course codeBerufHeb
Semester of degree program Semester 1
Mode of delivery Presencecourse
ECTS credits2,0
Language of instruction German

According to European Union Standards for Nursing and Midwifery (Vgl. FH-Heb-AV StF: BGBl. II Nr. 1/2006 (Version 2016)) health education and preventive medicine are parts of the training programme for obtaining evidence of formal qualifications in midwifery.

Students shall learn about the framework of midwifery tasks and shall get introduced to professional communication with respect of other opinions and various cultural and religious backgrounds.Students shall get introduced to the skills and activities of midwives working in Austria. They shall get a basic knowledge of midwifery history, professional organization, educational training, the legal framework, theories and models of care.

Clinical midwifery work and work of midwives in out-of-hospital settings, definition of a midwife, fields of activity, interdisziplinary integration, theories of empowerment, midwifery work with families, economic and ecological principles, proper dokumentation

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Mander, Rosemary & Fleming, Valerie (eds.) (2011). Becoming a midwife. London: Routledge.
Metz-Becker, Marita (1999). Hebammenkunst gestern und heute. Zur Kultur des Gebärens durch drei Jahrhunderte. Marburg: Jonas.
Mändle, Christine & Opitz-Kreuter, Sonja (2015). Das Hebammenbuch. Lehrbuch der praktischen Geburtshilfe (6. Auflage). Stuttgart: Schattauer.
Naidoo, Jennie (2010). Lehrbuch der Gesundheitsförderung. Neuauflage, Köln: BZgA.
Sayn-Wittgenstein, Friderike (2007). Geburtshilfe neu denken. Bericht zur Situation und Zukunft des Hebammenwesens in Deutschland. Bern: Huber.

Lecture (VO) (compulsory)