Full course description
ASM Block 1
This course reviews diagnostic tools used in testing and identifying abnormalities and determining normal development and maternal health during the antepartum period. Tests covered include ultrasound, genetic screening, tests for Rh and ABO incompatibility, non-stress and biophysical profile tests, tests for liver function, group B strep test, testing for STIs, testing maternal urine for protein and sugars, and testing for anemia and diabetes.
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.