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Block 2: Midwifery Ethics

Started Sep 1, 2023
2 credits

$250 Enroll

Full course description

ASM Block 2/ BSM Block 2

Course Description: This course explores the theory and practice of informed consent and mutual decision-making. Students answer theoretical and situational dilemmas that practitioners may face when providing care in this way. This course also aims to provide a general understanding of the importance and complexity of ethics in healthcare. Students explore the role of their own ethics and personal opinions in the process of informed consent and how this can affect the care they provide. As these topics are cornerstones of midwifery care, this course aims to set a foundation to guide students in questions that will be a significant part of their midwifery practice.

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 a 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.
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.