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Block 2: Intrapartum Complications

Started May 2, 2021
1 credit

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Full course description

ASM Block 2

Course Description: This course introduces the topics of prevention, identification, and proper response to complications during the intrapartum period. These complications including; preterm labor, preterm rupture of membranes, cord prolapse, abnormal fetal heart tones, dysfunctional labor patterns, cephlo-pelvic disproportion, maternal exhaustion, uterine rupture, placental abruption, malpresentations, shoulder dystocia, and others.

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


Intrapartum Courses

Read, listen to, watch assigned lesson materials.

Submit a written summary of current research.

Complete oral and/or written formative didactic assessments with a final summative submission.

Identify and cite high-quality sources.

Use articulated reasoning while participating in an oral presentation, facilitated discussions and skills demonstrations.

Optional: Participate in a skills demonstration and/or role playing activity.

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.