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Block 2: Intrapartum Pharmacology

Started Jan 1, 2021
0.5 credits

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Full course description

ASM Block 2

Course Description: This course covers both allopathic and non-allopathic medications used during the intrapartum period. Allopathic medicines used in the hospital, (not used by licensed midwives) are reviewed so students gain understanding of the indications for use, effects, and possible side effects of medications used in obstetrics. Students learn which allopathic medications licensed midwives may utilize for normal labor and delivery in the out-of-hospital environment. Homeopathic and herbal medications for use during labor and delivery are also covered.

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.