Social and Psychosocial Aspects of Parenthood (VO)

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Course lecturer:

 Simone Prüss , BSc
Course numberB3.06690.30.050
Course codeGesAsp
Curriculum2016
Semester of degree program Semester 3
Mode of delivery Presencecourse
SPPW2,5
ECTS credits2,5
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.

The focus of this class is on education and preparing parents for parenthood. They shall be able to respond to questions of social media and be prepared for socio-cultural, economic and lifestyle-related questions as well.

RESG-1, RESG-2, REWB, PSHEB-1

Historical and modern context of pregnancy and giving birth, changes throughout history, growing medicalization and pathologisation of non-life threatening stages, risk orientation, empowerment and self-determination, informed choice, influence of living conditions, social discrimination, violence and sexual violence on pregnancy, childbirth, women's and family's health network

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Lecture (VO) (compulsory): Lecture, studies, group work, discussion