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Course syllabus for advanced antenatal practice ATSM

The advanced antenatal practice ATSM course syllabus below lists the minimum requirements for a course to be suitable for the theoretical component of this module. The course should last 1 day.

Any times given or descriptions of activities within a course are given for guidance and as an example only. To establish whether a course is suitable, please compare this syllabus and the syllabus of a course on offer and take advice from your ATSM Preceptor. Please also read our general guidance on ATSM courses.

The College can’t offer advice or information relating to the suitability of courses except for courses run by the RCOG or jointly run by the RCOG and specialist societies.

Course syllabus – lecture topics and timings

  • Establishing and running a high-risk antenatal clinic (40 minutes)
  • Care for women with serious psychiatric disease (40 minutes)
  • Fetal infection (40 minutes)
  • Multiple pregnancy (40 minutes)
  • Alloimmunisation (40 minutes)
  • Placenta and placentation, including uterine artery Doppler, placental mophometry and placental site/abnormal placentation (40 minutes)
  • Antepartum assessment of fetal wellbeing; surveillance of fetal wellbeing (50 minutes)
  • Substance abuse (40 minutes)
  • Prediction and prevention of preterm delivery (40 minutes)
  • The problems of prematurity (40 minutes)

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