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Block 2: Fetal Development

Started Jan 1, 2021
1 credit

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Full course description

ASM Block 2/ BSM Block 2

Course DescriptionThis course follows the origin and development of the fetus from zygote to birth, requiring an understanding of the month-by-month development of fetal structure and the growth of fetal capacities. This course explores the structure and function of the placenta, chorionic villi, umbilical cord, and amniotic sac and fluid.

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

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.
Create an infographic, handout, and/or community resource.
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.