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AHRO Masterclass on Obesity in Pregnancy

Time limit: 90 days
20 credits

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Full course description

Hours of Instruction                                                                                                                                                                                                                Total hours: 204             

Total credit:  20                                             

                                                                  

1. INTRODUCTION

This course is designed to assist the learners to provide appropriate resources and support to gain knowledge on successful approaches to achieve a healthy weight before conception, maintain a healthy rate of weight gain during pregnancy and attain a healthy Body Mass Index (BMI) postpartum. Also, this course will teach them treatment modalities for obesity include lifestyle changes, medical management and even surgery, all of which have the potential to impact future pregnancies and reproductive health in general. This course has six modules with 20 credits to be completed in the time limit of 3 months.   

2. LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of this session, learners will be able to:

i.   Review the classification, pathophysiology & epidemiological aspects of obesity in  

     pregnancy.

ii.  Prevent the consequences of pre-gestational obesity. 

iii. Manage the maternal and fetal effects of obesity in pregnancy.

iv. Identify the indications for using bariatric surgery to manage obesity in a patient   

     who desires future fertility.

v.  Reflect on how implicit bias impacts the delivery of care to pregnant obese 

     women.

vi. Analyse the weight loss strategies in pre-pregnancy and post-partum periods.

 

 

3. TARGET GROUP

Graduates from Nursing & Midwifery/Medicine/other healthcare professions - post registration.

 

4. COURSE CONTENT:

 

UNIT -1:  Review of Introduction and Pathophysiology and 

                       consequences of gestational obesity

        i.   Definition

        ii.  Epidemiology

        iii. Classification of obesity

        iv. Pathophysiology

        v. Consequences of gestational obesity

UNIT -2:  Review of Complications of gestational obesity using evidence   based practice

i.    Maternal Complications

ii.    Fetal Complications

UNIT -3:  Review of management using evidence-based practice

 

i. Pre-pregnancy management 

ii. Pregnancy Management

iii. Labor and delivery Management

 

iv. Postpartum Management

 

5. DISTRIBUTION OF COURSE IN HOURS:

 

Total course duration - 3 months = 12 weeks

Theory - 3 hours per week for 3 days = 9 hours x 12 weeks = 108 hours

Self-Directed Learning (SDL) - 8 hours per week for 12 weeks = 96 hours

Total = 108 + 96 = 204 hours

 

6. TEACHING LEARNING METHODS: 

Interactive Lectures conducted online, Problem-solving exercise and case-based learning through a VLE platform. Course materials, including lecture notes and power point presentation and other programme materials will be provided electronically.

 

7. EVALUATION:

 

The course will be assessed using the table below:

S.No

ASSESSMENT

  WEIGHTAGE

1.

Formative Assessment

            30%

2. 

Summative Assessment

            60%

3.

Attendance

            10%

TOTAL

 100%

 

8. AWARD:

 

Upon successful completion of the course, learners will be awarded with a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certificate, provided they have passed formative assessment and summative assessments each at 50% with 90% attendance in all the course activities.