Fall 2016 Class Schedule (ARC)

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HLACT 301    Supporting the Mother-Baby Connection: Evidence-Based Practices for Perinatal Care    1 Unit

Same As: NURSE 391
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course is designed for practicing health care professionals as well as students preparing to enter the fields of nursing, nutrition, health education, or early childhood development. It focuses on the physiology of attachment, bonding, and breastfeeding and the short- and long-term impacts of perinatal care practices on the mother-baby dyad. It grapples with the challenges of applying best-practice guidelines and model hospital policies to alleviate barriers for mothers choosing exclusive breastfeeding and creating environments that support maternal-infant biology and the newborn's natural capabilities, allowing improved outcomes with less time and effort. This course meets Board of Registered Nursing continuing education requirements and, when combined with requisite supervised clinical experience, fulfills all criteria for staff education as set by the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative. This course is not open to students who have completed NURSE 391.

Schedule: Other Term, Oct 04-Nov 01
T         04:30PM-07:35PM LEC K.Fox                ARC MAIN HeEd 716        13522 
Five self-directed hours of lactation consultant observation are required in addition to class hours. Information on site options for the observational experience is offered.

HLACT 302    Fundamentals of Lactation Consultant Assisting    2.5 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 45 hours LEC
Description: This course is designed for community workers responsible for promoting and protecting breastfeeding and charged with providing basic assessment, support, and appropriate referral for breastfeeding mothers in the community. It is also an introductory course in human lactation for students entering or preparing for professions in nursing, nutrition, health education, or early childhood development as well as for practicing professionals in these fields. This course provides an overview of factors impacting breastfeeding rates, explores health effects and current recommendations, discusses the anatomy and physiology of lactation, and considers the role of the lactation consultant assistant in facilitating breastfeeding. It covers counseling skills, cultural awareness, and community resources for promoting, protecting, and supporting breastfeeding. This course is formerly known as NURSE 390.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 13-Dec 09
MW        04:30PM-07:00PM LEC K.Fox                ARC MAIN HeEd 710        19549 

Fall 2016 Class Schedule

Updated: November 21, 2016