Introduction

This course is designed to test your knowledge of the anatomy of the pelvis and then increase the depth of your understanding.

It will serve as an introduction to the mechanism of labour which applies anatomy to the clinical situation.

Any midwifery textbook may be used in conjunction with the course to help you. Study at your own pace and at a level you can understand. Initially you will be examining the normal gynaecoid pelvis followed by exploring different pelvis shapes and disscussing with your groups the effect this might have on a woman's labour. Some elements of this course are designed to give you some information, other activities encourage you to be more interactive either on your own or by accessing the discussion board with your group. If you need help on issues relating to the content of this course then you need to access your personal tutor.

If the concerns you have are in relation to the on line learning aspect of the course please contact IT support.

Examples of text books are:

Bennett. V R., Brown. L K, (1999) 13th ed Myles Textbook for Midwives Churchill Livingstone Sweet. B R, (1997) 12th ed Mayes Midwifery

Bailliere Tindall, Silverton. L, (1993) The Art and Science of Midwifery Prentice Hall