Subject: Nursing VII - Women's Nursing

Scientific Area:



48 Hours

Number of ECTS:

4,5 ECTS



Overall objectives:

1 - To develop knowledge and skills in the area of sexual and reproductive health, which contribute to respond to the needs of individuals and are significant for a promotion of quality of life.
2 - Understand the process of pregnancy and labor in its biophysiological, social, cultural and affective aspects.
3 - To know the main changes of the newborn to the adaptation to extra uterine life.
4 - Acquire knowledge that allows the development of competences in the provision of nursing care to the puerperal, newborn and family


1 - Sexual and reproductive health
1.1 - Sexuality throughout the life cycle
2 - Prenatal surveillance
2.1 - The intervention of the general care nurse in prenatal surveillance
2.2 - Legislation on maternity and paternity protection
3 - Labor and delivery
3.1 - The intervention of the general care nurse in the childbirth
3.2 - Immediate Nursing Care for the Newborn
4 - Puerperium
4.1 - Physical and emotional changes in the puerperium
4.2 - Intervention of the general care nurse to the puerperium
4.3 - Intervention of the general care nurse to the newborn
4.4 - Breastfeeding


I. Leal, J. Maroco , 2010 , Avaliação em sexualidade e parentalidade , Livpsic
M. Néne, R. Marques,M.A. Batista , 2016 , Enfermagem de saúde materna e obstétrica , Lidel - Edições Técnicas
O. Freitas , 2014 , Efeitos da massagem no recém-nascido , Formasau
C.I.S.M. Martins, M.J. Maceiras , 2012 , Disfunções sexuais da mulher na menopausa ,
G. Leifer , 2012 , Maternity Nursing: An introductory text , St. Luis: Elsevier
L. Levy, H. Bértolo , 2012 , Manual do aleitamento materno ,
J. Rezende , 2011 , Obstetrícia Fundamental , Guanabara Koogan
A.M.P.S. Mendes , 2011 , A intervenção do enfermeiro junto da puérpera na prevenção das perturbações emocionais no primeiro mês pós-parto: RSL. ,
L. Papadoupoulos , 2010 , Sexualization of young people: review ,

Assesssment methods and criteria:

Classification Type: Quantitativa (0-20)

Evaluation Methodology:
The exposition will be complemented with the use of participatory methodologies such as laboratory practices and simulations, followed by self-analysis and reflection, so that the trainee develops his cognitive, instrumental and relational skills to care for the woman and the new-born in the course of the processes transactional that they experience. Hours will be waived for group/seminar work with teacher guidance, allowing students deepen themes by analysing them together. This reinforces teamwork. Incentives to research and study in reliable sources will be reiterated throughout the process. The evaluation will be according to the model B foreseen in RAAA of UMa. It will include 1 written individual frequency (50%) and a group/seminar work that will be presented orally and discussed (50%). In order to evaluate results. Each element for approval requires a minimum grade of 9.5. Both are recoverable on a resource/improvement examination based on student status.