UWA PLUS Breastfeeding- A Foundation for Human Health 1 and 2

Institution: University of Western Australia

No country in the world is meeting minimum recommended durations for breastfeeding. Early weaning is resulting in significant costs to human health, survival, economic and environmental outcomes. Although scientific discoveries that improve our understanding of how breastfeeding works are increasing, these discoveries are taking many years to reach patient care. These Lactology micro-credentials fast-track this new knowledge from the laboratory to the community.

Upon successful completion, you’ll receive:

  • 3 PD Points -stackable for unspecified academic credit in award courses
  • A Certificate of Achievement
  • A UWA Plus Professional Development Transcript, listing all successfully completed micro-credentials

Who should study this course
These short courses are designed to suit anyone with an interest in how breastfeeding works. This includes, but is not limited to, those working in a healthcare field with breastfeeding mothers and infants (eg lactation consultants, doctors, nurses, midwives, child health nurses, speech pathologists, pharmacists, dietitians, sonographers) as well as those interested in pursuing a career in lactation research, or developing lactation education.

Breastfeeding – A Foundation for Human Health micro-credential 1
Graduates will be able to:

  • Describe the importance of breastfeeding and its impact on health, the economy and the environment
  • Apply framework for screening breastfeeding to identify normal function
  • Critically analyse breastfeeding research and apply their understanding of current gaps in knowledge to interpret research outcomes

Breastfeeding – A Foundation for Human Health micro-credential 2
Graduates will be able to:

  • Describe current breastfeeding challenges and perspectives from a range of geographic, social and societal settings.
  • Apply their understanding of current breastfeeding challenges to create and extend standards in lactation terminology
  • Apply their understanding of contemporary challenges for breastfeeding families in order to analyse and communicate evidence-based breastfeeding information

Each micro-credential is delivered over a 6 week period

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