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Midwifery Education Program

MS Degree in Midwifery Curriculum Component - Course Descriptions

NRMW 5401 : RESEARCH I (3 grad credits) - on-line course

This course provides the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct and evaluate research studies. Emphasis is on the application of the research process. The student is expected to identify a research topic with appropriate conceptual framework, research questions, criteria for measurement, and methodology for data collection and analysis. An undergraduate course in statistics is a prerequisite for this course.

NRMW 5402 : RESEARCH II (3 grad credits) - on-line course

This course provides the student with the opportunity to further develop a research project initiated in Research I through the collection and analysis of data. The application of statistical methods and standardized computer analysis techniques and programming is an integral part of the course. The student will interpret the results of the study and make recommendations for future research. A research paper will be required.

NRMW 5407 : INTRODUCTION TO TEACHING (3 grad credits) - on-line course

This course provides the student with the theories and methodology of curriculum planning, implementation and evaluation. Students will learn the principles of teaching/learning, instructional objectives, methods of teaching, testing and evaluation. Students will have hands on experience in designing a micro-curriculum based on theories learned in the classroom. Knowledge of administration and theories of management and change will also be discussed in detail.


ELECTIVES:

NRMW 5403 : HEALTH CARE POLICY AND COMMUNITY ASSESSMENT (3 grad credits) - on-line course

This course provides the student with an overview of the health care delivery system in the U.S. Students will have an opportunity to participate in health care policy analysis from socioeconomic, ideologic, political and technological perspectives as well as development of strategic planning for improving health care policy within the community. Other areas covered are issues related to health care organizations, mechanisms of financing, the role of the provider and consumer, as well as the influences of the local, state and federal government in participation of health care delivery.

NRMW 5302 : INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S HEALTH CARE POLICY (3 grad credits) - 2-week course in host country

This course provides the student with an overview of the health care delivery system of a host country. Students will have an opportunity to compare women's health care policy in the host country with that of the United States. Other areas covered are midwifery laws, education, and practice in the host country.

NRMW 5117 : CONTINUITY OF CARE IN MIDWIFERY PRACTICE 1 (0.5 grad credits)

This course is an elective, that, with Continuity of Care 2 and 3, is designed to allow the student midwife to experience the entire childbearing cycle—antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum and newborn care—with one woman and family in a home birth setting.  The student will be mentored by a home birth midwife.  Students will work closely with this midwife, as well as with a faculty clinical liaison, throughout the course.  This course is the first part of a three-course didactic and observational sequence. Students will begin the three-course sequence in their first or second year in the program. They will follow women throughout their pregnancy.

NRMW 5216: CONTINUITY OF CARE IN MIDWIFERY PRACTICE 2 (0.5 grad credits)

This course is an elective, that, with Continuity of Care 1 and 3, is designed to allow the student midwife to experience the entire childbearing cycle—antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum and newborn care—with one woman and family in a home birth setting.  The student will be mentored by a home birth midwife.  Students will work closely with this midwife, as well as with a faculty clinical liaison, throughout the course.  This course is the second part of a three-course didactic and observational sequence. Students will register for this course after completing Continuity of Care in Midwifery Practice 1.

NRMW 5310 : CONTINUITY OF CARE IN MIDWIFERY PRACTICE 3 (0.5 grad credits)

This course is an elective designed to allow the student midwife to experience the entire childbearing cycle—antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum and newborn care—with one woman and family in a home birth setting.  The student will be mentored by a home birth midwife.  Students will work closely with this midwife, as well as with a faculty clinical liaison, throughout the course.  This course is the third part of a three-course didactic and observational sequence. Students will register for this course after completing Continuity of Care in Midwifery Practice 1 and Continuity of Care in Midwifery Practice 2.