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Course of Study

Midwifery/Master's Degree Collaboration

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Midwifery Education Program Course of Study 

Course Descriptions

The following courses will be mastered by all students prior to graduation.

MEP 01: ADVANCED HEALTH ASSESSMENT (3 credits)

  • Develops the knowledge and skills necessary to perform health assessments of women and those seeking midwifery care.
  • Includes principles of teaching, counseling, and adult education using a shared decision making model.
  • Integrates cultural safety in all care encounters.

MEP 02: FOUNDATIONS IN AMBULATORY MIDWIFERY (3 credits)

  • Provides the basic knowledge and clinical skills to manage the care of healthy women and persons seeking midwifery care in the outpatient setting.
  • The care of women with essentially normal pregnancies and gynecologic needs from the menarchal through postmenopausal periods are included, using a holistic, family-centered approach.
  • Care of patients includes care of transgender and gender non-conforming patients.

MEP 03: PRIMARY CARE IN MIDWIFERY (1 credit)

  • Focuses on the common health problems of women and those seeking midwifery care using health promotion, disease prevention, and health education.
  • Complementary content is included in Foundation in Ambulatory Midwifery and Advanced Ambulatory Midwifery courses.

MEP 04: PHARMACOLOGY (3 credits)

  • Addresses principles of pharmaco-therapeutic management in midwifery care.

MEP: 05 ADVANCED PHYSIOLOGY/PATHOPHYSIOLOGY I, II and III (4 credits)

  • Expands on the basic physiology and pathophysiology of the common health conditions and diseases midwives screen for, diagnose, manage and co-manage
  • Provides the physiologic framework for the Midwifery Management Process, and is the basis of developing knowledge of treatment and management options

MEP 06: ADVANCED AMBULATORY MIDWIFERY (3 credits)

  • Builds on the Foundations in Ambulatory Midwifery content to include screening for and treatment of gynecologic problems, and common variations of normal encountered in pregnancy through complex antepartum complications.
  • Independent and collaborative management options are presented and explored

MEP 08: INTRAPARTUM MIDWIFERY MANAGEMENT (7 credits over 2 semesters)

  • Focuses on the management of care during physiologic childbearing including the development of clinical judgment and decision making. The course progresses from concepts of physiologic birth and its variations through management of intra-partum complications.

MEP 07: MIDWIFERY IN THE COMMUNITY: PROFESSIONAL ISSUES AND COMMUNITY HEALTH (2.0 credits)

  • Explores the historical and current development of the role and responsibilities of the certified nurse-midwife/midwife
  • Reviews midwifery and maternal and child health programs; the incorporation of research into practices; evaluation of community health indicators; and legislative issues affecting midwifery
  • Emphasis is placed on the understanding of the social determinants of health to provide high-quality, equitable care.

MEP 09: POSTPARTUM AND NEWBORN CARE (4 credits over 2 semesters)

  • Presents management of care, support and education needs during the postpartum period and m normal newborn including the integration of the parent/baby dyad into the family.

MEP 10: INTEGRATION OF MIDWIFERY PRACTICE (9 credits)

  • Full time clinical experience which synthesizes all learning within the curriculum, emphasizing refinement of skills, management, decision making and self-evaluation.

MEP 11: INTERPROFESSIONAL EDUCATION (IPE) (1 credit)

  • Interprofessional learning experiences with resident physicians training in obstetrics and gynecology provide concepts in team based and collaborative care, and prepare learners for interprofessional practice.

Certification

Upon completion of the Program, you will be awarded a certificate in midwifery and are eligible to take the national certifying examination of the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB). 

Our graduates have a 100% first time pass rate on their board exams. Review all of our program statistics.