2023-2024 / PATH3007-1

Obstetric pathologies


23h Th

Number of credits

 Master in medicine (180 ECTS)4 crédits 


Vincent Bonhomme, Patrick Emonts, Vincent Rigo


Patrick Emonts

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Recall of pregnancy physiology
Planification of pregnancy care
Description and management of preexisting pathologies during pregnancy
Description and management of different foetal pathologies
Description and management of pregnancy related pathologies
Physiology of neonatal change
Neonatal adaptation disorders and resuscitation at birth
Assessment and newborn disorders at maternity
Assessment and management of newborn disorders ambulatoire
Obstetric analgesia:
The course address and critically analyse the different analgesic techniques for delivery


Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Learning pregnancy care
Learning the idendification of maternal preexisting pathologies that could interfere with pregnancy
Learning the identification of pregnancy related pathologies
Learning the reasoning process from symptoms to management during pregnancy
To Understand the neanotalogy specicities and its place in public health
To know perinatal origin of future pathologies
To identify a situation of risk
To appropriately inform parents about newborn care
Obstetrical analgesia:
To describe the different obstetrical anelgesic techniques
To Balance between risks and benefits for each technique
To mention the indication and contreindication of the different obstetrical anlegesic techniques


Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Co and pre-requisites are detailed in the general Master Medical formation (global course program).

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

This module is multidisciplinary and consists of lectures, supplemented by several sessions of practical activities. Clinical formations are included in another course code and complete the diagnosis learning by a patient-centered approach.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face teaching

Recommended or required readings

Slides and course notes are made available to students on MyULg and / or on eCampus web sites.

Any session :

- In-person

written exam ( multiple-choice questionnaire, open-ended questions )

- Remote

written exam ( multiple-choice questionnaire, open-ended questions )

- If evaluation in "hybrid"

preferred in-person

Additional information:

written exam

Work placement(s)

See MSTG1001-1

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

The teacher can answer the unresolved issues at the end of each class session.


Prof. P. Emonts, MD, PhD
ou secrétariat : 04/367.93.38
  Prof Vincent Rigo, Néonatology
Secrétariat : 043216322

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