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Block 3: Community Health

3 credits

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ASM Block 3/ BSM Block 3 

Course DescriptionUsing both a national and international focus, students look at women’s health and maternity care through the lens of a public health care model. By analyzing issues of geography, race, age, access to care, availability of practitioners, health problems associated with poverty, nutrition, and women’s rights, students gain an understanding of the spectrum of issues that affect the health status of birthing people and children as well affect the provision of health care. The intent of this course is to facilitate the student’s understanding of a more complete picture of the quality of the maternal-child health in the student's own community and adapt their services to better serve the local need.

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.
Engage with the community.
Create an infographic, handout, and/or community resource.
Explain trends, relationships, and/or change.
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.