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Block 1: Antepartum Provision of Care

Started Jan 1, 2021
1 credit

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Full course description

ASM Block 1

Course Description: This course serves as an academic overview of antepartum management by a midwife of a healthy pregnant client and fetus. Topics in this course include the determination of pregnancy, the evaluation of normal physiological and psychological changes in pregnancy, the formulation of a comprehensive care plan including the client and the client's family, and the thorough education of the client about their pregnancy and the factors that may affect it. Common questions, risks, and comfort measures for the antepartum period are covered in detail.

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

Introduction to the Midwives Model of Care.

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.