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Block 4: Business and Professional Communications is a Course

Block 4: Business and Professional Communications

Starts Jan 1, 2021
3.0 credits

$375 Enroll

Full course description

ASM Block 4/ BSM Block 3

Course Description: Communication is a huge part of what midwives do in their role as educators and as mid-level health care providers. Professionalism, accuracy and efficacy in communication are crucial in the provision of care and professional coordination of care. This course aims to provide students with an understanding of both the need for and steps to achieve effective communication in professional interactions. Learning activities include: practicing business writing skills with help of step-by-step study guide; practicing the SBAR communication technique during transport situations; creating an outline for a business plan; development of clear informational materials on midwifery services; and development of a presentation on a plan for reduction of maternal and infant risk in the student’s community that could be presented to any party.

Learning Objectives

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

Learning Activities 

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.
Conduct an interview and/or develop a survey
Create an infographic, handout, and/or community resource.
Advocate and/or interact through the performance of a final presentation.
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.