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Block 3: Postpartum Risk Screening

Started Jan 1, 2021
1 credit

$125 Enroll

Full course description

ASM Block 3

Course Description: The objective of this course is for students to learn how to evaluate the risk status of a client after giving birth, including continued screening for signs and symptoms of obstetric or medical complications. This course provides an academic framework for obtaining and using specific information about the client and the client's environment to make a clear assessment of the level of risk the client may encounter during the postpartum period, as well as discerning the appropriate time to refer to other professionals. The course focuses on the areas of history taking that are used for obtaining information that is vital in risk assessment.

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


Postpartum 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.