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Block 1: Antepartum Pharmacology

Started Jan 20, 2022
1 credit

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Full course description

ASM Block 1

Course Description: This course covers both allopathic and non-allopathic medications/drugs, including an in-depth introduction to the theory and practice of both herbalism and homeopathy. It introduces the student to the structure and function of receptor sites and requires a thorough understanding of dosage, absorption, metabolism, drug interactions, side effects, and allergies, as well as the importance of carefully considering the client’s individual factors when deciding to administer medications.

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

Learning objectives are identified through the linking of MEAC Essential Competencies and the NCM Degree Qualification Profile.

Learning Activities 

Antepartum Courses

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.