Fall 2018 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: Five Week - Second, Oct 02-Nov 05

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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 18-Dec 14

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HLACT 322    Nutrition and Biochemistry of Human Lactation    1 Unit

Same As: NUTRI 321
Prerequisite: NUTRI 300 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: BIOL 102
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course addresses dietary recommendations for lactating women and for infants and young children with an emphasis on breastfeeding as the evidence-based norm. It also covers cultural and physiologic weaning practices and appropriate complementary foods. Primary topics include comparison of human milk with milks of other mammals and with other products and artificial baby milks, the array of individual biochemical and biological components in human milk, and their multiple nutritional and bioactive functions with a focus on immunologic components. Toxicology and pharmacology related to human milk and lactation are addressed. This course is not open to students who have completed NUTRI 321.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 25-Oct 17

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Fall 2018 Class Schedule

Updated: June 22, 2018