PhD Curriculum


Evaluation Forms must be printed out, signed and dated, and sent with the end-of-trimester submission to NCM by mail.

Form Description

PhD Student-Preceptor Evaluation Form

This form is required at the end of each trimester in which the student was active. An evaluation form must be completed with each preceptor with whom the student worked during that trimester and must accompany any other work the student turns in.
Credit Value Assessment Form Course Credit Value Assessment - Did the amount of time needed for the student to complete each course meet the time requirement stated on the syllabus?
Services & Policies Evaluation Form Complete this if you have any recommendations for NCM Services & Policies
Curriculum Evaluation & Review Form Complete this if you have any recommendations for the NCM courses you have worked on with your student.
Information Change Form Complete this if there are any changes to your contact info, name, etc.
Suggestions or Comments Form Complete this if you have additional comments or suggestions.
Complaints See Complaints section of NCM Catalog/Handbook














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PhD Core Courses:

PhD Candidates must complete 42 Semester Credits relevant to the areas of the candidate’s research, focused on some aspect of midwifery or maternal child health. Before beginning, each student creates a comprehensive overview of their program including a syllabus for each of their courses to satisfy the required number of academic credits. Candidates can either self-author courses, to be completed upon approval from NCM, or submit PhD-Level credits completed at another accredited college or university for review by NCM for transfer credit.

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MW 5xx Syllabus Template for Self-Authored Courses .doc .pdf  
SAMPLE COURSES from Doctorate of Philosophy in International Maternal Child Health Care     42 credits:

MW 509: History of Health Care

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MW 501: Statistics and Health Care .doc .pdf 3
MW 502: Midwifery Anthropology & Cultures of the World .doc .pdf 3
MW 503: Philosophy of Midwifery Ethics Through Mentorship .doc .pdf 6
MW 504: Leadership in Critical Decision-Making .doc .pdf 6
MW 505: Global Health Learning in Maternal Child Health .doc .pdf 3
MW 506: Practical Project to Improve Maternal Child Health .doc .pdf 6
MW 507: Focused Independent Study of Dissertation Topic .doc .pdf 6
MW 508: Mentorship Development .doc .pdf 6

Senior Thesis Based on Clinical Research Project:

18 Semester Credits

Outline of the Research Review Process
Research Guidelines
Research Project Proposal Checklist
Research Thesis Checklist
Research Project Proposal /Thesis Draft Approval Request Form
Additional Resources:
Charter for Ethical Research
Federal Policy on the Protection of Human Subjects
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
MLA Formatting & Style Guidelines (requires internet connection)
How to write a thesis (requires internet connection)
NCM Highly Recommends completing an online course on how to write a scientific research paper:

BSM ENG 404-Writing & Presenting on Midwifery Topics

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4 credits