Degree course: 
Corso di First cycle degree in Midwifery
Academic year when starting the degree: 
Academic year in which the course will be held: 
Seat of the course: 
Varese - Università degli Studi dell'Insubria
Standard lectures hours: 

To access to traineeship, students must participate in the Professionalising Laboratories (LP) and the Professionalising and in-depth Activities (APA) with mandatory frequency since these supplementary activities allow the student to acquire specific skills and competences in a protected and simulated situation, preparing it for clinical situations. that will experience on the field.
Furthermore, the student must acquire theoretical and practical knowledge in the characterizing disciplines foreseen by the 2nd year of the course (obstetric assistance at delivery, obstetric-gynecological assistance, fundamentals of surgical assistance, post-natal assistance, neonatal assistance).

Final Examination: 

At the end of each traineeship experience, the student receives a formative assessment by the intern assistant. Specifically, an evaluation is expressed on the achievement of the training objectives through evaluation sheets present in the internship booklet.
An assessment is made on the student's profile regarding behavior and transversal skills (communication and relational skills, collaboration and work organization skills, motivation and self-assessment skills); in addition, an assessment is made on the achievement of general and specific technical-operational skills differentiated on the basis of traineeship. In both cases, for each item indicated in the evaluation form, the trainee assistant must express a judgment in tenths (excellent: 10; distinguished: 9; good: 8; fair: 7; sufficient: 6; insufficient: <6 ) and then the mathematical average is calculated to obtain the final score.

The final professional traineeship exam 2 consists of a certification assessment that ascertains the levels reached by the student in the development of the expected professional skills. This assessment, expressed in thirtieths, is the summary that aggregates both the formative assessments gradually documented during the course year by the interns and the level of performance demonstrated at the internship exam. The exam consists of simulations on clinical cases.

Will be evaluated:
- the accuracy and precision in carrying out the assistance procedures
- clinical reasoning skills
- ability to use appropriate terminology

If the student does not achieve the objectives set for the traineeship and therefore the certification assessment ascertains an insufficient profit, the student is considered "repeating". The student will have to repeat the traineeship until the objectives are achieved and will not be able to attend the lessons of the third year of the course.

Voto Finale

Professional traineeship represents the heart of professional preparation and is intended as a "space of experience" with educational purposes, indispensable for translating the theoretical knowledge acquired into professional behavior.
Professional traineeship is therefore a fundamental cornerstone in the construction of the professional profile of the student in Obstetrics, being aimed at developing:
• professional skills
• diagnostic reasoning
• critical thinking
• identity and belonging to the profession

Students will carry out the professional activity always under the guidance and supervision of an internship assistant

At the end of the second year professional traineeship, students will be able to:
1) describe the criteria for identifying low and medium / high risk pregnancy and childbirth
2) describe the main care paths in force in the various internships
3) provide assistance to the woman in the prodromal phase, in the dilating and expulsive period, during the secondment and in the postpartum
4) evaluate the condition of the newborn and assist him in the first hours after birth and in the first days of life
5) to promote breastfeeding and the mother-child relationship
6) evaluate the physiological changes in the puerperium
7) list the rules for access to an operating room and the preparation of the assistant for surgery
apply care techniques in the operating room with regard to obstetric / gynecological interventions




1.1 Structure and organization of a hospital ward (physiological obstetrics, gynecology, nursery, neonatology) of a delivery room, of an obstetric-gynecological operating room, of a consultancy
1.2 Functions of the instruments, the aids and the material
1.3 Correct methods of reordering, restoring and disposing of the material (infected and non-infected, cutting edge, linen, glass, paper)
1.4 Acceptance and discharge procedures, medical records, nursing-obstetric care records, partogram, forms relating to the services performed
1.5 Registration and correct identification of the samples taken
1.6 Operation of an operating room and hygiene and sterility standards

2.1 Reception of the assisted person in different contexts guaranteeing protection of privacy and a positive atmosphere
2.2 Correct and exhaustive information on each intervention or assistance procedure
2.3 Application of the midwifery management process
2.4 Active listening aimed at understanding the needs of the assisted person
2.5 Identification of assistance interventions in response to needs in collaboration with the traineeship assistant
3.1 Diagnosis of active labor
3.2 Health status in puerperium (assessment of lochia features, uterine contracture, spontaneous urination, perineal sutures, possible signs and symptoms of psychological distress)
3.3 Breastfeeding (breastfeeding evaluation)
3.4 Correct application and interpretation Cardiotocography
3.5 Care paths in obstetrics
3.6 Assessment of obstetric risk in labor
3.7 Assistance of the woman who needs induction
3.8 Midwifery obstetrician in labor
3.9 Partogram compilation
3.10 Postures in labor
3.11 Collaboration assistance in dystocic labor, in operative delivery, in manual secondment
3.12 Preparation of the sterile field for birth assistance
3.13 Childbirth, secondment and suture assistance for lacerations / episiotomies
3.14 Assistance to the newborn and promotion of the mother-child relationship in the postpartum and post-natal period
3.15 Main gynecological surgery
3.16 Care paths related to gynecological pathologies
3.17 Care and hygiene of the newborn
3.18 Feeding the infant
3.19 Detection of anthropometric parameters of the newborn
3.20 Methods of extraction and storage of breast milk
3.21 Newborn handling
3.22 Therapy administration in the newborn
3.23 Feeding evaluation
3.24 Preparation and administration of infant formula
3.25 Capillary sampling, screening tests and acoustic otoemissions
3.26 Surgical washing of hands
3.27 Aseptic dressing and operative field preparation
3.28 Instrumentation for cesarean section operations, revision of the uterine cavity, cerclage
3.29 Collaborate in the instrumentation of gynecological interventions (Laparoscopy, Hysterectomy)
3.30 Surveillance of the patient in the post-operative period
3.31 Obstetric and gynecological history
3.32 Health balance in pregnancy and in the post-natal period
3.33 Pap tests and vaginal swabs
3.34 Promotion and education to a healthy lifestyle in pregnancy and in the other phases of a woman's life cycle
3.35 Accompaniment course at birth

The student takes advantage of the slides and texts recommended by the teachers of the characterizing disciplines foreseen for the 2nd year of the course (obstetric assistance at birth, obstetric-gynecological assistance, fundamentals of surgical assistance, post-natal assistance, neonatal assistance).
Consultation and in-depth study of guidelines and protocols in use at the companies where the student carries out the traineeship is required.


The student is required to attend traineeship activities in the periods and times programmed by the Director of Professional Teaching Activities for a total number of hours equal to 630 hours.
The student is guaranteed:
• 1: 1 coaching of an internship assistant during the course of his / her job
supervision and orientation activities by the Director of Professional Teaching Activities.

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