Full course description
ASM Block 1
Course Description: This course provides an academic framework for obtaining and using specific information about the client and the client's environment to make a clear assessment of the level of risk the client may encounter over the course of their pregnancy, as well as discerning the appropriate time to refer to other professionals. Diagnostic tests and bio-technical screening methods are included as elements to understanding risk status. The course focuses on the areas of history taking that are used for obtaining information that is vital in risk assessment.
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.