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Block 1: Cultural Considerations

Started Jan 1, 2021
3 credits

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Full course description

ASM Block 1

Course Description: Student will explore unconscious bias and privilege while reflecting on how these affect a midwife’s ability to provide culturally appropriate care.  Students will participate in activities that promote cultural humility while developing skills for working with populations that are culturally different from their own.  An understanding of the basis of health disparities will be fostered and solutions will be explored.  The role of the midwife in addressing social and physical determinants of health will be discussed. 

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.
Analyze a case study.
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.