Sample Maternal Child Health Specialist Class Schedule*

Month 1

Module 1:  History and Ethics of Childbirth, Midwifery and Healers

Module 2:  Genetics and Fetal Development

Module 3:  Medical Terminology

Module 4:  Reproductive Anatomy and Physiology


Month 2

Module 5:  Antepartum Discomforts and Remedies

Module 6:  Lab Work for the Childbearing Year & Introduction to Practicum

Module 7:  Antepartum Care & Risk Screening

Lab: 1


Month 3

Module 8:  Perinatal Nutrition

Module 9:  Herbs for the Childbearing Year and Beyond

Module 10: Alternative therapies for Childbearing Year

Module 11: Cultural Competency for Birth Workers


Month 4

Module 12: Advanced Labor Support Skills

Module 13: Intrapartum Basics

Lab: 2


Month 5

Module 14: Postpartum Support and Risk Screening

Module 15: Postpartum Physical Assessment

Module 16: Newborn Basic Skills and Risk Screening

Lab: 3

Module 17: Lactation Education, Risk Assessment and Counseling


Month 6

Module 18: Advanced Prenatal Care

Lab: 4

Module 19: Counseling Issues in the Childbearing Year:  Trauma, Informed Care & Identifying Health Needs

Module 20: Maternal Diseases in Pregnancy


Month 7

Module 21: Emergency Birth Skills and Out-of-Hospital Birth

Module 22: Neonatal Resuscitation


Month 8

Module 23: Topics in Infant Development

Module 24: Topics in Mothering, Family and Intergenerational Relationships & Motherhood and Ecology


Month 9

Module 25: Well Woman Care and Human Sexuality

Module 26: Family Planning


Month 10

Module 27: Health Disparities and Community, Public and Global Health

Module 28: Assessments, Protocols and Documenting

Module 29: Case Studies in Maternal Child Health


Month 11

Module 30: Statistics and Studies in Maternal Child Health

Module 31: Interpreting and Evaluating Research: Presentation of Papers


Month 12

Module 32: Microbiology Basics for Birth Workers (Chicago location)


Month 13

Final exam


*NOTE:     Class schedules are subject to change without notice by MMCI’s Academic Affairs Director.