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NTR 127 Breastfeeding and Human Lactation
Credit Hours:  1
Effective Term: Fall 2016
SUN#:  None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 1 Lecture
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F

Description: An introduction to breastfeeding principles for the health care professional which covers such topics as the decision to breastfeed, basic anatomy and physiology of milk production and consumption, normal breastfeeding, feeding behaviors, growth patterns, nutritional needs and breastfeeding concerns.

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Describe the basic anatomy of the human breast and the physiology of human lactation.
2. (Comprehension Level) Discuss the normal breastfeeding process identifying the nutritional needs of breastfeeding mothers and the nutritional needs and growth patterns of their infants.
3. (Evaluation Level) Apply skills to address common concerns of lactating women in order to prevent problems; identify and assess situations requiring referral to a lactation consultant or health professional.
4. (Application Level) Demonstrate effective counseling skills used when discussing the breastfeeding benefits and barriers that influence a woman's decision on how to feed her infant.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
As evidenced by the successful completion of the course requirements at a minimum level of 70% (grade C or better based on standardized grading). Grading is based on competency in theory, practice and demonstrated knowledge in the core principles of the course materials. The level of which the student meets the learning outcomes is measured by several methods. Students, who successfully meet the learning outcome of this course, will have completed at least one of the following; a comprehensive exam, section project, or individual participatory discussions specifically focused on the knowledge based requirements.