Perineal Trauma – Prevention Education, Evaluation Repair & Scanning Blended Learning Course (PEERS+)

PEERS+ is a blended learning course running in 4 partner Universities (Charles University, Sorbonne University, University of Milan and University of Warsaw) covering the topic of maternal perineal and pelvic floor trauma at the time of childbirth. It is suitable for different levels of students studying aspects related to women’s health. These include students studying medicine, midwifery, nursing and physiotherapy both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Learning outcomes:

  • At the end of this course you will be able to

  • Appraise interventions to reduce perineal trauma

  • Practice evidence based techniques for trauma repair

  • Perform trans-perineal scans on simulators

  • Interpret investigations for pelvic floor disorders

  • Understand potential of pelvic floor exercises

  • Counsel women about best mode of birth.

Course components:

  1. Component 1 - Mandatory: Online course on Moodle covering (22 hours) - students from all 4EU+ universities can apply

  2. Component 2 – Optional: A Self Study Module (SSM) (10 hours) - students from all 4EU+ universities can apply

  3. Component 3 – Optional: Hands-on training PEERS+ workshop (30 hours) - only CU, SU, UniMi and UW students can apply