PCC/ CCOG / LEC

Course Content and Outcome Guide for LEC 275

Course Number:
LEC 275
Course Title:
Practicum Seminar 1
Credit Hours:
1
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
20
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
$6.00

Course Description

Discusses clinical experience through analysis and reflection with peers and education faculty. Prerequisites: LEC 202. Corequisites: LEC 271.

Addendum to Course Description

This is the first term of practicum seminar for students enrolled in LEC 271 and completing the Lactation Consultant Certificate.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion, students should be able to:

  1. Use self-reflection and self-analysis to identify areas for improvement.
  2. Evaluate evidence-informed information and share it with other health professionals.
  3. Abide by professional ethics and standards, practicing within the framework defined by the IBLCE Code of Professional Conduct for IBCLCs.

Course Activities and Design

Course learning activities will include a distance learning seminar, readings, group discussion, quizzes, reflective writing, case studies, student presentations, and observations.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Multiple choice tests
Presentations and/or projects
Written assignments
Course activities and discussion

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Themes
Evidence-based lactation practices
Concepts
Observation
Communication
Family-centered care
Adult education
Collaboration
Counseling
Clinical assessment
Problem-solving
Professional ethics
Issues
Client confidence
Processing your own personal or familial experience of breastfeeding
Sharing your personal or familial experience of breastfeeding
Recognizing the importance of basing lactation practice on evidence-informed
information
Skills

  • Promote, support and protect breastfeeding through the support of international breastfeeding initiatives such as the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative and the WHO Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the maternal or pediatric contraindications to breastfeeding or the provision of human milk
  • Use problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Practice using interpersonal skills and reflective listening.
  • Provide evidence-informed education through a variety of educational strategies.
  • Work collaboratively and interdependently with peers.
  • Critique, evaluate and incorporate evidence-informed findings into practice.
  • Conduct her/himself in a professional manner using the ethical and practice guidelines developed for those working in the lactation field.