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History of Midwifery is a Course

History of Midwifery

3.0 credits

$225 Enroll

Full course description

ASM Flex (take any time)/ BSM Flex Block 1

General Education Course: In order to ensure that all preceptor/student dyads which require general education supervision have supervision provided by NCM from the beginning of the trimester to the end, dyads will be registered by Han Luu. When you click on the registration link for the General Education Course, it will bring you back to this page to remind you (the student) that you must email Han( your name and NCM email address, the General Education (GE) course you are registering for, and your preceptor's name and NCM email who will be teaching the specific course. Thank you for supporting the needs of our accreditor. An example is given below:

Student Name: Jasmine Kai,
Preceptor Name: Cassaundra Jah,
GE Course:History of Midwifery

Course Description: A broad exploration of the history, culture, and politics of midwifery in the United States throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. In this course, students look at the changes that took place in early medicine and dominant American culture that created a severe decline in midwifery care and the subsequent effects on childbearing people. Special attention to political topics such as the rise of obstetrics and decline of midwives, issues of licensing and education, the medicalization of childbirth, the natural childbirth movement, and the rise of homebirth midwifery help students understand the world they are preparing to practice in today.

Learning Objectives

Introduction to the Midwives Model of Care.

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 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.
Conduct an interview and/or develop a survey
Create a timeline.
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.