Full course description
ASM Flex (take any time)/ BSM Flex Block 1
Course Description: This course provides midwifery students with the basic statistical skills needed to interpret scientific studies. Students will learn the fundamentals of the scientific method and implementation of research studies, an overview of commonly applied statistical methods used in health research, practice analyzing actual birth-related studies and exposure to basic calculation of descriptive statistics. Students also look at ethical and political issues around how statistics are gathered and calculated, the process involved in the creation of clinical studies and how results from these are applied to maternity care.
Learning objectives are identified through the linking of MEAC Essential Competencies and the NCM Degree Qualification Profile.
|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.
|Explain trends, relationships, and/or change.
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.