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Community Health is a Course

Community Health

3.0 credits

$225 Enroll

Full course description

ASM Block 3/ BSM Block 3 

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:  Community Health

Course DescriptionUsing both a national and international focus, students look at women’s health and maternity care through the lens of a public health care model. By analyzing issues of geography, race, age, access to care, availability of practitioners, health problems associated with poverty, nutrition, and women’s rights, students gain an understanding of the spectrum of issues that affect the health status of birthing people and children as well affect the provision of health care. The intent of this course is to facilitate the student’s understanding of a more complete picture of the quality of the maternal-child health in the student's own community and adapt their services to better serve the local need.

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 final summative submission.
Identify and cite high-quality sources.
Use articulated reasoning while participating in an oral presentation, facilitated discussions and skills demonstrations.
Engage with the community.
Create an infographic, handout, and/or community resource.
Explain trends, relationships, and/or change.
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.