Advanced Breastfeeding and Lactation (8048NRS)

The purpose of this course is to develop and enhance students' knowledge and problem solving skills in the sphere of breastfeeding and lactation. Students will be able to expand their scope of knowledge and practice by introducing a research evidence based approach to lactation and breastfeeding. The course is designed to increase awareness of the implications and advantages of the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, analyse the biochemistry of breast milk and the inherent advantages to the infant, critically evaluate the literature surrounding lactation and examine common breastfeeding problems and their treatment.

Course study information

Credit points (awarded)

10 (10)

Study level


Student contribution band

Band 1A

Education and Nursing Courses will be charged at the Student Contribution band 1 rate. Transitional arrangements apply.

Usually available

Online Trimester 1

Course offerings and timetables


Key dates

Course start date
24 February 2020
Last date to add a course
8 March 2020
Last date to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
22 March 2020
Last date to drop a course without academic failure
26 April 2020

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Class Availability When Where Notes
You must enrol in this Class
Class (12653) Open Weeks 1 - 6, Mid-Trimester Break, 7 - Study week This is a non-timetabled class. Please refer to the course profile for further information.