Healthy Children Project, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience
Advanced Issues in Lactation Practice
July 2012 – Present.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: competently and proficiently develop and implement an individualized and collaborative plan of care, using a problem-solving process, which acknowledges evidence based physical, psychosocial and cultural approaches to lactation management; competently and proficiently apply knowledge of psychosocial characteristics of women as mothers into an appropriate plan of care using a problem-solving process; and competently and proficiently apply knowledge of the context of the mother’s life and her breastfeeding goals into an appropriate plan of care using a problem-solving process.
Course content includes assessment and problem-solving models; the processes of history-taking, assessment, identifying and distinguishing symptoms and problems, problem reconciliation, proposing and evaluating solutions; application of models to live cases; presentation of case interpretations; social history of motherhood and mothering; archetypal and relational approaches to caring for new families; narrative-based practice; cultural competency; developmental aspects in lactation; biomedical ethics, and development of personal ethics statement; application of all models presented into case interpretation. Course content is delivered through lecture, video, live counseling interactions, case analysis and interpretation, and small and large-group work, as well as pre-course reading, homework assignments, quizzes, textbook readings, and a final exam. Prerequisite: Current certification as an IBCLC or CLC and completion of Maternal & Infant Assessment Course or currently licensed as RN, MD, DO, APRN.
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Lactation Education, Nursing Education, Health Care Administration, or Public or Community Health (7/17).