Full course description
ASM Block 1
Course Description: This course provides a basic academic foundation from which students will build a comprehensive understanding of the basic skills used by a midwife caring for a healthy mother and fetus during the antepartum period. This course covers the use of techniques, instruments, and equipment that monitor the growth and development of the fetus and the well-being of the pregnant mother. Information in this course is framed in the context of OSHA regulations as they relate to the midwifery workplace, and clinical skills most commonly practiced by Certified Professional Midwives.
This course uses current research in midwifery and obstetrics to broaden the student’s understanding of the NARM skills and MEAC essential competencies learned under clinical supervision.
Learning objectives are identified through the linking of MEAC Essential Competencies and the NCM Degree Qualification Profile.
|Read, listen to, watch assigned lesson materials.|
|Submit a written summary of current research.|
|Complete oral and/or written formative didactic assessments with final summative submission.|
|Identify and cite high-quality sources.|
|Use articulated reasoning while participating in an oral presentation, facilitated discussions and skills demonstrations.|
|Submit a portfolio.|
|Analyze a case study.|
|Optional: Participate in a skills demonstration and/or role-playing activity.|
|Optional: Develop a study aid.|
|Complete a final exam.|
Note: The clinical requirement of NARM /Clinical Skills is completed at any time throughout the ASM apprenticeship during actual clinical practice and is NOT a requirement to complete this academic course. Typical clinical manifestations of knowledge learned in this course are identified in the learning objective document above.