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M.Sc PROGRAM MODULES

PUT 801: Legal-ethical Issues In Midwifery
PRE-REQUISITES:  
Bachelor of Nursing Science
MODULE DESCRIPTION
The purpose of the course is to familiarize the students with the key concept of professional ethical- legal systems and approaches to midwifery practice. Ethic and midwifery issues in contemporary practice. The course will cover legal system and accountability of the midwife, client rights, litigation and accountability and statutory provisions.  Introduces students to Nigeria legal system; the rights and responsibilities of client and midwife in health system; Undertake selected legal case studies with its implications on midwifery practice.
MODULE AIMS
Participants completing this module at the highest level of achievement should be able to:
1.    Understand the key concept of professional ethical- legal systems and its approaches to midwifery practice.
2.    Demonstrate in her practice  the rights and responsibilities of her professional  ethical-legal rights of her clients and self
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: On successful completion of this module student should be able to:
COGNITIVE: Show good understanding  of the concept of  professional ethical- legal systems and approaches to midwifery practice
2. Evaluate critically accountability of the midwife, client rights, litigation and accountability and statutory provision
PSYCHOMOTOR:
1.    Demonstrate some selected legal case studies with its implications on midwifery practice. 
AFFECTIVE
1. Develop a positive attitude to the use of right ethics of midwifery in the contemporary practice
2. Show self-reliance and accountability when undertaking professional duties.
3. Demonstrate belief in Nigeria legal system; the rights and responsibilities of client and midwife in health system;        
MODULE EXECUTION PLAN:
This module will use a blended approach to learning involving lectures, e-learning, self-study, demonstration and general discussion. There will be 13 lectures covering 21 topics to be delivered both online and, in a classroom, setting. The online aspect of the course shall commence 2 weeks before the classroom lectures. Students are expected to log-in and participate actively in all activities. The classroom lectures shall run for 2 days (Friday and Saturday) between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm. Additional learning experiences shall be in form of group-based tutorial, and individual assignments which shall hold once a week for the entire 2-week duration of the course. Each lecturer shall ensure formative assessment of students learning achievements as well as take feedback on students’ experiences with each teaching contact. Assignments (formative and summative) shall comprise individual works and small group activities. Formative assessment shall be conducted to cover the entire module and a final summative assessment shall be undertaken by students which will cover the entire syllabus of the module.
TEACHING AND LEARNING EXPERIENCES WITH CONTACT HOURS
 
Activity type
A (Applicable)/
N/A (Not applicable)
Contact hours
1
Lectures (L)
Not Applicable
30
2
Tutorials (T)
Applicable
-
3
Seminar presentation (SP)
Not Applicable
-
4
Course paper/assignment (CP/A)
Applicable
10
5
Practical/demonstrations (PR)
Not Applicable
-
6
Self-directed learning
Applicable
40
7
Group activities
Applicable
10
 
CONTENT/ACTIVITY SCHEDULE
 
ACTIVITY
TYPE                        
TOPIC
CONTACT
 HOURS
 INSTRUCTOR
1
Lecture
Concept of professional ethical- legal systems and approaches to midwifery practice
6
Dr. Yinka Onasoga
2
Lecture
Ethic and midwifery issues in contemporary practice.
5
Dr. Yinka Onasoga
3
Lecture
Legal system and accountability of the midwife, client rights, litigation and accountability and statutory provisions.
3
 
       
         4
 Bar. Epong  Abang
DR J. Craig Philips
 
 
 
 
 
 
4
Lecture
Introduction  to  Nigeria legal system; the rights and responsibilities of client and midwife in health system;
5
Bar. Epong  Abang
 
5
Lecture
Undertake selected legal case studies with its implications on midwifery practice.
3
 
 
4
Bar. Epong  Abang
DR J. Craig Philips
 
MODULE ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE
This shall be based on performance of the student in class participation, seminar presentation, and discussion and home assignments. This is essentially for monitoring teaching and learning progress, feedback, and remediation.
SUMMATIVE
This shall be constituted by the final written examination which shall include multiple choice questions, essay-style questions. The combination of these would constitute the final examination score. The date for the final examination shall be as scheduled in the session calendar and according to the examination time table which shall be released as at when due.
RESIT EXAMINATION
A student who fails to obtain a mean score of 50% and./or fail to satisfy the requirement for ‘Pass’ in this module will be entitled to re-assessment in a re-sit examination within three months later. However, during the three months of preparation, the student must be given opportunity for fresh continuous assessment scores. The same criteria for the main examination shall apply to the re-sit examination.
 
 
 
PROFILE OF MODULE INSTRUCTORS
 
Barr. Epong Abang is a retired public health nurse educator with 35 years wealth of experience from several practices and managerial positions in Nigeria and abroad. She has LLM from the University of London, UK, and BL from  Nigeria law school. Her expertise includes fertility emotional management and management of well-being.

 

 
Dr Olayinka Onasoga is a midwifery lecturer at the Department of Nursing, University of Ilorin. She has MSc and PhD in Maternal and Child Health Nursing from the University of the Western Cape, South Africa.
 
 
 
Dr. J. Craig Phillips, an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa. Canada. has distinguished himself as a significant contributor to research aimed at eliminating stigma and consequently enhancing quality of life and wellbeing for individuals living with HIV. His more than 2 decades of work in clinical practice and research in acute care and community settings focus on the eco-social context of health as a human right. Combining training as a nurse, nurse practitioner, nurse educator, researcher, and administrator, with human rights legal training, experience and community-based approaches provides him with a theoretical and practical lens to analyze structural influences on health and healthcare providers. His research expertise in documenting social factors influencing health outcomes among marginalized and vulnerable populations, primarily persons living with HIV, in Canada and abroad has often been recognized. Dr. Phillips will continue his efforts to promote nursing care that is informed by human rights law and the principles of global health to achieve equitable healthcare for all.
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