Full course description
ASM Block 1
Course Description: This course prepares the student midwife to identify and deal with complications of the antepartum period. These complications include hypertensive disorders, low birth weight, polyhydramnios and oligohydramnios, low-lying placenta or placenta previa, fetal demise, abnormal fetal lie and presentation, size/dates discrepancies, hydatidiform mole, multiple gestation, abortion, Rh or ABO incompatibility, ectopic pregnancy, post-dates pregnancy, and the effect of common diseases on pregnancy.
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
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.