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Module 1

Math and Human Life Science

12 credit hours

Course Cr .doc .pdf Gened / MW Min. Instr. Cred. Note
MOD1-BIO155G- Anatomy & Physiology 4 .doc .pdf GE AA/AS  
MOD1-BIO120- Fetal Development 1 .doc .pdf GE AA/AS  
MOD1-SOC102-Genetic Screening 1 .doc .pdf GE AA/AS  
MOD1-HON205G-Applied Microbiology 3 .doc .pdf GE AA/AS  
MOD1-MATH112G-Math (college-level) 3 n/a n/a GE n/a 3 credits of college level math must be completed at an outside accredited college or university
California Students must complete an additional 4 credits:
Course Cr .doc .pdf Gened / MW Min. Instr. Cred. Note
MOD1-SCI102G-Chemistry 3 n/a n/a GE n/a 3 credits of college level chemistry must be completed at an outside accredited college or university
MOD2-SOC104-Child Growth & Dev 1 n/a n/a GE n/a 1 credit of college level Child Growth/Dev must be completed at an outside accredited college or university

Module 2

Critical Thinking and Psychosocial Issues

14 credit hours

Course Cr .doc .pdf Gened / MW Min. Instr. Cred. Note
MOD2-PSY224-Communication & Counseling 1 .doc .pdf GE AA/AS  
MOD2-HON248G-Cultural Issues 3 .doc .pdf GE AA/AS  
MOD2-HON223G-Human Sexuality 3 .doc .pdf GE AA/AS  
MOD2-MW350-Perinatal Ed Incl Lactation 3 .doc .pdf MW CPM/LM  
MOD2-ENG200G-Analytical Writing (English with composition) 4 n/a n/a GE n/a 4 credits of college level English must be completed at an outside accredited college or university

Module 3

MW 300 Antepartum Management

6 credit hours

Course Cr .doc .pdf Gened / MW Min. Instr. Cred. Note
MOD3-MW300-Antepartum Basic Skills 1 .doc .pdf MW CPM/LM  
MOD3-MW300-AP Risk Screening .5 .doc .pdf MW CPM/LM  
MOD3-MW300-AP Physical Assessment .5 .doc .pdf MW CPM/LM  
MOD3-MW300-AP Provision of Care 1 .doc .pdf MW CPM/LM  
MOD3-MW300-AP Complications .5 .doc .pdf MW CPM/LM  
MOD3-MW300-AP Pharmacology 1 .doc .pdf MW CPM/LM  
MOD3-MW300-AP Nutrition .5 .doc .pdf MW CPM/LM  
MOD3-MW300-AP Diag Lab Tests & Procedures .5 .doc .pdf MW CPM/LM  
MOD3-MW300-AP Observation & Charting .5 .doc .pdf MW CPM/LM  
MOD3-MW300-AP- CPR 0 .doc .pdf N/A N/A Click here for requirements

Module 4

MW 320 Intrapartum Management

6 credit hours

Course Cr .doc .pdf Gened / MW Min. Instr. Cred. Note
MOD4-MW320-Intrapartum Basic Skills 1 .doc .pdf MW CPM/LM  
MOD4-MW320-IP Risk Screening 1 .doc .pdf MW CPM/LM  
MOD4-MW320-IP Physical Assessment .5 .doc .pdf MW CPM/LM  
MOD4-MW320-IP Provision of Care 1 .doc .pdf MW CPM/LM  
MOD4-MW320-IP Complications 1 .doc .pdf MW CPM/LM  
MOD4-MW320-IP Pharmacology .5 .doc .pdf MW CPM/LM  
MOD4-MW320-IP Diag Lab Tests & Procedures .5 .doc .pdf MW CPM/LM  
MOD4-MW320-IP Observation & Charting .5 .doc .pdf MW CPM/LM  
MOD4-MW320-IP IV THERAPY 0 .doc .pdf MW CPM/LM  

Module 5

MW 340 Postpartum Management

6 credit hours

 

Course Cr .doc .pdf Gened / MW Min. Instr. Cred. Note
MOD5-MW340-Post Partum Basic Skills 1 .doc .pdf MW CPM/LM  
MOD5-MW340-PP Risk Screening 1 .doc .pdf MW CPM/LM  
MOD5-MW340-PP Physical Assessment .5 .doc .pdf MW CPM/LM  
MOD5-MW340-PP Provision of Care 1 .doc .pdf MW CPM/LM  
MOD5-MW340-PP Complications 1 .doc .pdf MW CPM/LM  
MOD5-MW340-PP Pharmacology .5 .doc .pdf MW CPM/LM  
MOD5-MW340-PP Diag Lab Tests & Procedures .5 .doc .pdf MW CPM/LM  
MOD5-MW340-PP Observation & Charting .5 .doc .pdf MW CPM/LM  

Module 6

MW 360 Newborn Management

6 credit hours

 

Course Cr .doc .pdf Gened / MW Min. Instr. Cred. Note
MOD6-MW360-Newborn Basic Skills 1 .doc .pdf MW CPM/LM  
MOD6-MW360-NB Risk Screening 1 .doc .pdf MW CPM/LM  
MOD6-MW360-NB Physical Assessment 1 .doc .pdf MW CPM/LM  
MOD6-MW360-NB Complications 1 .doc .pdf MW CPM/LM  
MOD6-MW360-NB Provision of Care .5 .doc .pdf MW CPM/LM  
MOD6-MW360-NB Pharmacology .5 .doc .pdf MW CPM/LM  
MOD6-MW360-NB Diag Lab Tests & Procedures .5 .doc .pdf MW CPM/LM  
MOD6-MW360-NB Observation & Charting .5 .doc .pdf MW CPM/LM  
MOD6-MW360-NB NRP -Neonatal Resuscitation 0 .doc .pdf N/A N/A Click here for requirements

Module 7

MW 380 Well-Woman Reproductive Health Care

6 credit hours

Course Cr .doc .pdf Gened / MW Min. Instr. Cred. Note
MOD7-MW380-Well Woman Risk Screening .5 .doc .pdf MW CPM/LM  
MOD7-MW380-WWPhysical Assessment 1 .doc .pdf MW CPM/LM  
MOD7-MW380-WWProvision of Care 1 .doc .pdf MW CPM/LM  
MOD7-MW380-WW Diag LabTests & Procedures 1 .doc .pdf MW CPM/LM  
MOD7-MW380-WW Family Planning 1 .doc .pdf MW CPM/LM  
MOD7-MW380-WW Pharmacology 1 .doc .pdf MW CPM/LM  
MOD7-MW380-WW Observation & Charting .5 .doc .pdf MW CPM/LM  

Module 8

Professional Issues

24 credit hours

 

Course Cr .doc .pdf Gened / MW Min. Instr. Cred. Note
MOD8-HON222G-History of Midwifery 3 .doc .pdf GE AA/AS  
MOD8-HON225G-Ethics 2 .doc .pdf GE AA/AS  
MOD8-HON390G-Laws/Regulations 3 .doc .pdf GE AA/AS  
MOD8-MW250-Protocols 1 .doc .pdf MW CPM/LM  
MOD8-HON393G-Community Health 3 .doc .pdf GE AA/AS  
MOD8-MW350-Out of Hospital Birth 3 .doc .pdf MW CPM/LM  
MOD8-ENG202G-Bus. & Prof. Communications 3 .doc .pdf GE AA/AS  
MOD8-HON211G-Statistics 3 .doc .pdf GE AA/AS  
MOD8-HON220G-Midwifery Literature & Art 3 .doc .pdf GE AA/AS  

Credit Hours:One academic credit equals approximately 15 hours of formal* time plus 30 hours of additional study or homework. *Formal time is defined as the amount of time it takes to answer the study questions to the level of 80% and to complete any learning activities to the preceptor's satisfaction. This will include any time spent actively reading the textbook/s and answering study questions, as well as any time spent face to face with the preceptor.

Links to Resources used in these courses:

Resources for specific NCM Courses:

Statistics:
Part I: Please use documents entitled
Definitions
Introduction to the scientific method
L. Cheney Lab 1
Part II: Please use documents entitled
Murphy, Patricia Aikins, and Albers, Sarah L. Evaluation of Research Studies. J. of Nurse Midwifery. Vol 37, No. 4. 1992.
Flint, Caroline. The Know Your Midwife Scheme.
Part III: Please use the documents entitled
Mehl-Madrona, Lewis and Morgaine. Physician and Midwife-Attended Home Births. J. of Nurse Midwifery. Vol 42, No. 2. 1997.
Cheyney Definitions-Mortality Statistics
Induction, Mosoprostol Controversy
Planned Home Births in BC, Janssen
Washington State Planned (Pang)
Part IV: Please use the documents entitled
Cheyney Spreadsheet
CMSC-MANA Stats Form

History of Midwifery:

Ortiz, Felina Mychelle. History of Midwifery in New Mexico: Partnership Between Curandera-parteras and the New Mexico Department of Health. J Midwifery Womens Health 2005;50:411–417 © 2005 by the American College of Nurse-Midwives.

The History of Midwifery and Childbirth in America: A Time Line. Prepared by Adrian E. Feldhusen, Traditional Midwife. © 2000 Midwifery Today, Inc. All rights reserved

Jesucita Aragon from Mothering Magazine 1998.

Additional Optional Resources for Students of History of Midwifery

Out of Hospital Birth:

Characteristics of Planned and Unplanned Home Births in 19 States

Community Health:

Cook, Katsi. Article: Into Our Hands.

Business & Professional Communications:

Kaiser Permanente SBAR guidelines and worksheet documents.

Protocols & Laws and Regulations:

Instructions for completing the Emergency Transport/Transfer Form, Informed Consent Form and Practice Guidelines

Sample Emergency Transport Forms:

Sample Informed Consent Forms:

Midwifery Practice Guidelines:

Laws and Statutes Governing Midwifery:

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