E-learning provides members with the opportunity to access continuing education when their schedule permits, such as completing a module in multiple sessions, without the travel time or expense of attending a continuing education session in person.  As well, modules can serve as an ongoing resource, with many valuable documents linked to the module to support midwives in day-to-day practice.

Please direct any questions about AOM e-learning to learning@aom.on.ca

AOM E-Learning Opportunities

 Professional Liability e-Learning Module


This e-learning module explores professional liability through a midwifery lens. As professionals, midwives owe a duty of care to their clients and are responsible for their own actions. With this professional responsibility comes the risk of liability (the legal obligation to pay compensation).

A solid understanding of the laws and concepts related to liability and negligence will provide a framework to understand some of the legal obligations facing midwives. It will also assist midwives in understanding ways to apply midwifery risk management strategies and reduce the risk of malpractice claims.

After completing this e-learning module, you should be able to:

  • Describe the four elements of negligence.
  • Explain how the courts determine if a midwifery has breached the standard of care.
  • Understand protective factors and risk related to malpractice.
  • Apply risk management strategies to mitigate these risks.

Sign into this module using your email address and AOM account password.


BMI e-Learning Module


This e-learning module will highlight key research recommendations from the AOM’s Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) No. 12 - The Management of Women with High or Low BMI, by providing interactive case studies, informed choice conversations and job aids to enhance your practice caring for clients with a BMI < 18 or > 30.

After completing this e-learning course, you should be able to:

  • Define and calculate body mass index (BMI)
  • Counsel your clients on achieving an appropriate Gestational Weight Gain (GWG)
  • Understand the risks of high and low BMI and be able to describe midwifery management for both mother and baby

Sign into this module using your email address and AOM account password.

Informed Choice e-Learning Module (not currently available)

The Informed Choice e-learning module provides a comprehensive overview of the theory and best practice of informed choice. Key topics include:

  • an introduction to the history, theory and legal requirements;
  • setting the stage for informed choice, including power, trust and communication issues;
  • presenting information, including the use of evidence, presenting information, explaining risk and creating written tools;
  • supporting decision making; and
  • dealing with challenges.
The fee to use the Informed Choice e-Learning Module is $25 for AOM midwife members, $15 for all midwifery students, and $100 for all others.  
External E-Learning Opportunities

Breech Birth Online Workshop Nov. 6-26, 2016

Breech presentation is the fourth most commonly reported indication for caesarean section, and previous caesarean section the first. The discrediting of the Term Breech Trial did not halt the move to routine caesarean but there has been a gradual reclaiming of breech skills over the last decade or so.

Presented by New Zealand-based midwife Maggie Banks, this workshop covers three aspects of vaginal breech birth:

  1. The vaginal breech birth option
  2. Physiological breech birth
  3. Preventing and/or dealing with problems during vaginal breech birth

This online workshop is taught using videoed lectures, a live classroom, slides, videos, posted readings and discussion forums. (You can test your basic computer system requirements and internet speed here to make sure you can successfully participate in live classrooms before you register.)

Course material is available online from the start of each week to enable participants to set their own timetables for learning. Live classrooms pertaining to the focus of the week are held for one-hour on Wednesdays (Nov 9, 16, 23) at 3:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. (EST). If participants are unable to attend the live session this will be available for viewing the following day but energetic connecting with each other in real time can be a powerful accelerant to our learning and understanding, so participants are encouraged to attend these at scheduled times.

Register here to receive instructions from Birthspirit on logging into the program.There is a $50 refundable deposit for this event.

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)

Midwifery practices in Ontario need to meet the mandatory requirements covered in the Customer Service Standard section of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) by January 1, 2012. In order to help all members comply, the AOM has provided a complete learning package which can be accessed at any time for free. 

 IHI Open School

IHI charges a subscription fee for health professionals who would like to complete the IHI Open School courses. Scholarships may be available based on need.


This self-directed perineal repair e-learning includes 3D animations showing complex, anatomical details; demonstrations with medical models; clinical videos with patients; access from any device; and evidence-based curriculum (updated according to the latest international research) plus certification.


Responding to Domestic Violence in Clinical Settings

This e-learning developed by Women’s College Hospital informs providers on how to best respond to a patient suspected of experiencing domestic abuse or openly disclosing abuse. It is a very sensitive and difficult situation and the modules provide excellent evidence-based guidance in a safe setting that busy professionals can access in their free time. There are 6 modules (in Volume 4) that target perinatal care issues and thus seems appropriate for midwives as women are at an increased risk of violence and abuse during and after their pregnancy.” There is no cost to this e-learning.