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Block 1: Communication & Counseling

Started Jun 8, 2021
1 credit

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Full course description

ASM Block 1/ BSM Block 1

Course Description: This course provides an exploration of the impact that language and attitude can have on the new parents' abilities to integrate information and make decisions and the midwife's responsibility to communicate in a manner that encourages understanding and growth. It includes an overview of therapeutic modalities, the role of cultural background in communication, and the importance of the midwife's communication style and emotional support in order for the parent to absorb new information and take on the role of parenthood.

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
Perform a self-assessment and/or self-reflection on learning.
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.