Infant Microbiome & Epigenetics Online Course - For members of Australian College of Midwives (ACM)
Microbirth Online Course. Evidence-based on infant microbiome & epigenetics. 9 CPD HOURS (ACM), & 0.9 CEUs (MEAC) & 9 Contact Hours (ACNM)
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THIS COURSE IS FOR MEMBERS OF:
AUSTRALIAN COLLEGE OF MIDWIVES
THE INFANT MICROBIOME & EPIGENETICS
(MICROBIRTH ONLINE COURSE 9 x 60 MINS)
For Australian College of Midwives
Helping YOU feel more confident about the infant microbiome.
Helping YOU support parents with full informed choice.
Helping YOU understand the science that strongly supports:
- vaginal birth
- immediate skin-to-skin contact
- exclusive breastfeeding
For the optimal development of the infant immune system for best possible lifelong health
Evidence-based with up-to-date references
Easy-to-understand & easy-to-digest
Go-at-your-own pace online learning so you can take days, months or up to 3 years to complete!
Learn from 11 leading professors and 2 lactation experts
Approved for 9 CPD HOURS / CE credits
Downloadable handouts & Certificate of Completion
Covers the developing infant microbiome and epigenetics during conception, pregnancy, vaginal birth, C-section, breastfeeding & formula feeding
The course content is divided into 9 sesions of 60 mins.
Each session is split into bite-sized 5-10 minute lessons featuring:
- PDF presentations
- high-quality short videos featuring 11 world-leading professors
- online graded tests
- downloadable study handouts including scientific references
- student evaluations
- moderated discussion forums
3 year access means you can go at your own pace, and return to the course content again and again.
The course content will be regularly updated ensuring you are kept up-to-date with the very latest research!On completion of the whole course, a print-ready Certificate of Completion is available to download for continuing education credits.
The 9 x 60 mins sessions are:
- Introduction to the microbiome
- Microbiome and pregnancy
- Microbiome and vaginal birth
- Microbiome and C-section
- Microbiome and breastfeeding
- Epigenetics and pregnancy
- Epigenetics and vaginal birth
- Epigenetics and breastfeeding
- Science of oxytocin
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* Learn the science from 11 world-leading professors & 2 lactation experts
* You will feel much more confident when asked questions by parents.
* You will be up to date with the latest evidence-based research.
You will understand the role of the infant microbiome and epigenetics
during pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and early infancy.
Approved for 9 Continuing Education credits:
you are a midwife (LM, CPM, CM, CNM), nurse, doula, childbirth
educator, or other health professional, the following CE credits are
accepted by many midwifery, nursing, doula, childbirth education
ACNM, AMCB for CMP, ACM, CCI and NMC.
ACNM credits are accepted as CONTACT HOURS by doula/childbirth education organisatons including Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educators, ICEA, DONA International, CAPPA but do check with your provider)
9 CPD HOURS Approved by the Australian College of Midwives (ACM)
9 HOURS approved by the Midwifery Council (New Zealand): Approval number #2018CME038E
9 CONTACT HOURS approved by American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) Program 2021-082
9 HOURS / 0.9 CEUs approved by Midwifery Education and Accreditation Council (MEAC) MEAC M2021-85-0801DE
How do Continuing Education credits apply to you?
This course is an Australian College of Midwives CPD
Recognised Activity and has been approved for 9 CPD
- Australian Midwives and Nurses are required to collect 20 hours
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) each year, so this course will
provide 9 CPD Hours out of those 20 CPD Hours. If required for auditing,
the course certificate will provide date and number of CPD Hours. If
required for auditing, a brief description of objectives are listed at
the start of each course session.
- 9 Contact Hours (ACNM) are applicable to Nurse-Midwives, Certified Midwives, Registered Nurses,
doulas and childbirth education providers.
- ACNM is an approved provider of nursing CNEs, so 9 Contact Hours approved by ACNM are accepted as Contact Hours by many state boards for nursing CNEs (please check with your own state board/provider)
- 9 Contact Hours (ACNM) are accepted by the Competency and Credentialing Institute (CCI) for CNOR recertification and CRNFA recertification.
- 9 Contact Hours (ACNM) are accepted as part of Certificate Maintenance Program (CMP) by the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB). The AMCB operates on a 5-year certification cycle. That means that if you initially pass in 2017, you will have five years until 2022 to fulfil the certification cycle requirements, which includes completion of 20 Contact Hours (2.0 CEUs)
- 9 HOURS / 0.9 Midwifery CEU's (MEAC) can be applied to Certified Professional Midwives registered with the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) and can also be used for recertification and general career development by midwives and other healthcare providers.
completion of the Infant Microbiome & Epigenetics (Microbirth Online Cours ), you will
receive your own Certificate of Completion listing the above Continuing
Overall Opinion Of Microbirth Online Course
"Absolutely fascinating subject. Thank you so much for putting this together"
"A brilliant resource for midwives"
"I found it really interesting. It was easy to understand and the videos were really engaging"
"Very insightful information that is critical to pass on to both healthcare professionals as well as to pregnant moms and dads"
a midwife and IBCLC, I found the info on the microbiome and the
Lactobacilli in the bowel and vagina fascinating. I aim to share it with
colleagues and with women and families for whom I provide care and
reinforce the issues around skin to skin and breastfeeding esp.
breastfeeding being more than a food"
"I just wish we could ensure that all medical students and nursing students had access to this as part of their early training"
"It was very educational, and informative. It certainly will help me strive towards even better care"
"Very happy with the value for the price and excited about the information. Scientifically ground breaking, but not difficult to understand and teach"
Opinion About Course Content
"Providing theory to really back up the change in practice to empower midwives to educate women and their partners in maximising opportunities to colonise their baby's microbiome"
"The emerging research explains things we have known for a long time. It will help me communicate information about the importance of vaginal birth, breastfeeding and skin to skin both to women and their significant others and to other professionals"
"Educationally, I appreciate how the content is repeated in the video and PDF to integrate many learning styles into the program"
"I like how the line up evolved from beginning to end. It really made sense to me"
"The videos and the slideshows were all extremely informative and linked together well"
was very logical and easy to follow. It was an interesting perspective
of the importance of birth and breastfeeding in creating our individual
microbiome, equipping our immune system and preparing us to survive and
thrive in the environment we are born into. The sobering consequences of
not respecting this process are also presented"
11 WORLD LEADING PROFESSORS
Muriel G. and George W. Singer Professor of Translational Medicine, Director Human Microbiome Program, New York University Langone Medical Center and author Missing Microbes
MARIA GLORIA DOMINGUEZ-BELLO
Henry Rutgers Professor of Microbiome and Health, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, and of Anthropology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Emeritus Professor of Immunotoxicology, Cornell University and author The Human Superorganism
Professor & Executive Director, Kinsey Institute
Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics, University of Alberta
Emeritus Professor of Obstetrics, Imperial College London
Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago
Visiting Professor of Midwifery, Kings College London
Professor of Midwifery, Western Sydney University
Vernice D Ferguson Professor in Heath Equity, New York University
Professor of Microbiology, Immunology & Surgery, University of Western Ontario
PLUS 2 LACTATION EXPERTS
LAUREL WILSON, IBCLC
International breastfeeding speaker
Co-author of bestselling books: The Greatest Pregnancy Ever and The Attachment Pregnancy
Author of Milk Matters: Infant Feeding and Immune Disorders
Group Discounts & Institutional Use
Discounts for groups?
- Yes, of course! The more the merrier.
- Everyone in the group will receive their own login and password to the course.
- Everyone in the group can complete the course at their own pace and will have lifetime access.
- Everyone in the group will be able to download all the handouts, the Certificate of Completion and receive the Continuing Education credits.
For a personalised group discount quote, please get in touch with the course creators via the Contact Us link below.
Institutional use?If you would like the course materials for institutional use (larg organisations, schools, colleges, universities), please use the Contact Us link below for a personalised quote.
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Preview1. Session One - Objectives
Preview2. VIDEO: Introduction to the science of childbirth (2:53)
Preview3. Explanation of the human microbiome
Preview4. VIDEO: What is the microbiome? (5:42)
Preview5. Microbiome and human health
Start6. VIDEO: Connection between the microbiome and human health (5:51)
Start7. How humans are impacting the microbiome
Start8. VIDEO: Concerns for the future (4:34)
Start9. To safeguard human health
Start10. VIDEO: Potential importance of microbes during conception (1:56)
Start11. Session One - Downloads
Start12. Session One - Test
Start1. Session Two - objectives
Start2. VIDEO: The microbiome and pregnancy (2:03)
Start3. Maternal heritage and Group B Strep (GBS)
Start4. VIDEO: How a mother's microbiome changes during pregnancy (2:31)
Start5. How a mother's microbiome changes during pregnancy
Start6. VIDEO: Focus on potential prenatal exposures during pregnancy (6:05)
Start7. Fetus exposed to microbes during pregnancy
Start8. Session Two - Downloads
Start9. Session Two - Test