Healthy Children Project, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience
Applied Teaching Methods in Lactation Education
July 2012 – Present.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to apply principles of contemporary adult education in planning and presenting a topic in the area of breastfeeding and human lactation; analyze an antiquated practice (within the area of breastfeeding and human lactation), and propose an educational change strategy for the practice and create a practice change evaluation plan to improve continuity of care in maternity settings; and demonstrate competency and creativity in the presentation of a topic in the area of breastfeeding and human lactation.
Course content includes principles of adult education; examination of teaching methods that emphasize both delivery of information and integration of skill; use of staff education to promote evidence-based practice and continuity of care; system strategies for improving maternal child health, including the UNICEF/WHO Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative; barriers and facilitators of systems change; change management strategies; designing and presenting educational sessions designed to support system change; and fostering the development of learning organizations. Course content is delivered through lecture, video, small and large-group work, student presentations and peer evaluations, as well as homework assignments, quizzes, and textbook readings. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the Lactation Counselor Training Course or suitable breastfeeding education as determined by the instructor.
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).