Obstetrics and Neonatology

Course Information
TitleΜΑΙΕΥΤΙΚΗ ΚΑΙ ΝΕΟΓΝΟΛΟΓΙΑ / Obstetrics and Neonatology
FacultyHealth Sciences
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorChristos Brozos
Course ID200000640

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Ktīniatrikīs (2020-2021)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course534

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours35
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
• Basic knowledge of obstetrics and neonatology in horses, dogs, cats and farm animals • Theoretical understanding of the reproductive function from the stage of the fertilization until the post-partum period • Theoretical familiarization and approach with the diagnostic procedures, management and treatment of the reproductive pathological disorders • Basic knowledge of the supporting actions about newborn care
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Respect natural environment
Course Content (Syllabus)
Obstetrics and neonatology (35 hours) 1-4 hrs Gestation: maternal recognition of pregnancy, early embryonic mortality, embryo-fetus development, fetal fluids, placenta and uterus. Duration of pregnancy, effects on maternal organism. Medical termination of pregnancy in farm animals and horse, hermaphroditism 5-6 hrs Methods of pregnancy diagnosis (management, clinical, laboratory and imaging methods) 7-8 hrs Dogs and cats: Pregnancy diagnosis, maternal disorders during pregnancy, prevention and termination of unwanted pregnancy, pseudopregnancy 9-10 hrs Farm animals and Horses: Maternal disorders during pregnancy (pseudopregnancy, incomplete convergence of the cervix, presence and evaluation of abnormal discharge, rupture of the uterus, rupture of the prepubic tendon, hysterocele, edema of pregnancy, prolapse of the vagina, parturient paraplegia) 11-13 hrs Parturition: signs of imminent labor, preparation of animals, mechanical aspects of normal calving, stages of parturition, assistance of the parturient animals, factors that affect the process of parturition, vital signs of the fetus. Specificities depending on the species. 14-15 hrs Establishment of breathing, evaluation of newborn anatomy and vitality. Navel care. First aid, artificial respiration, newborn care and nursing. Body temperature regulation, treatment of acidosis and birth injuries, evaluation of immunological competence and provision of passive immunity. Diagnosis and treatment of congenital pathological conditions of newborns (umbilical hernia, anal atresia, etc.). 16 hr Medical induction of parturition 17 hr Sow: specificities, control and actions during the process of the parturition (dystocia, induction of the parturition, termination of the unwanted pregnancy) 18 hr Post-partum supporting actions for the sow and newborn piglets. Post-partum disorders of the sow (Mastitis-Metritis-Agalaxia syndrome, post-partum dysgalaxia, vaginal and cervical prolapse) 19 hr Normal post-partum period: manipulation of the retained fetal membranes, uterine involution, resumption of ovarian cyclicity 20 hr Dystocia: general approach, cause, prevention, dystocia types between the species, estimation and selection of the treatment. 21 hr Maternal dystocia: injury of pelvis, cervix, vagina, vulva, incomplete dilation of the cervix, inadequate expulsive forces, primary and secondary atony of the uterus 22 hr Fetal dystocia: fetomaternal disproportion, (fetal oversize), fault disposition 23 hr Dystocia I: obstetrical equipment and manipulations 24 hr Dystocia II: corrections to fetal disposition 25 hr Fetotomy: indications and implementation 26-27 hrs Cesarean section in horses and farm animals. Indications, preoperative considerations, anesthesia, technique, aftercare, complications 28 hr Predisposing factors, diagnostic criteria and treat of dystocia in dogs and cats. Primary & secondary atony of the uterus. Obstetrical manipulation 29 hr Cesarean section in dogs and cats. Indications, anesthesia, technique, aftercare, complications 30 hr Dogs and cats: treatment and assistance for the bitch/cat after parturition, abnormal maternal behavior/cannibalism, pathological conditions (incomplete involution of the fetal membranes' position of the insertion, post-partum hemorrhage, retention of the fetal membranes) 31 hr Dogs and cats: Postpartum disorders (metritis, uterine prolapse/inversion, mastitis, agalaxia, eclampsia) 32 hr Farm animals and horses: lesions and pathological conditions caused by parturition (injuries of the vagina and cervix, rectovaginal injuries, rupture of the perineum, surgical procedures to repair lacerations of the genital tract, parturient paraplegia due to muscle, nerve and bone injuries) 33 hr Post-partum uterine prolapse/inversion in farm animals and horses. 34-35 hrs Metabolic disorders during pregnancy (hypocalcaemia, pregnancy toxemia)
reproduction, obstetrics, parturition, post parum period, new born care, farm animals, horse, dog, cat
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
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