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I - Introductory

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Women’s health care and those who provide it have changed dramatically over the history of this country. Formal education for women, world politics, global and domestic economics, and many other factors have influenced how women have been treated in our health care system. This course will explore the history of women’s health care and societal changes that shaped and influenced its delivery. The role of midwives, the education requirements, expectations, credentialing, and licensing in the United States will be discussed. After completing this course, students will have a broader view of factors that influence how women’s health care is delivered. They will know the options and requirements for midwifery education, and understand the varied roles that midwives perform in our health care system. Evaluation will be based on preparation for and participation in class discussion, research paper, and design of a project for meeting an unmet need in women’s health.



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