Applied Teaching Methods in Lactation Education


Can be used towards CLC recertification.
This course examines contemporary theories of adult education related to adult learning and develops health education skills with the goal of supporting the achievement of continuity of care in the maternal child health care setting. Course content provides a thorough grounding in adult learning principles for use in educating health care professionals and in fostering systems change through transformative learning. Students will engage in a variety of learning laboratory activities (including delivering a 45 minute lactation specific presentation to the class-topics will be assigned in class) Participants will gain experience in the design and delivery of educational offerings with a focus on supporting continuity of care in the area of breastfeeding and human lactation. These strategies may be useful for those who want to implement change such as implementation of the WHO/UNICEF 10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding. Each participant will recieve a health systems copy of the Curriculum in Support of the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding as well as basic PowerPoint files to teach each of the 15 Sessions within the Curriculum.

Contact Info
1 508-888-8044
Other credits: 
RNs: 35 Contact Hours; RDs: 34; IBCLCs: 35L CERPs; College Credit Recommendations: 3 credits.

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