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NS5226 - Infant Feeding and Nutrition

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

In this subject, students will develop relevant theoretical knowledge in breastfeeding and selected aspects of infant feeding and nutrition. This knowledge will allow the student to apply the principles of family centred health care focusing on health promotion within a culturally diverse practice setting. By participating in authentic learning and assessment, students will construct knowledge and understanding of the anatomical, physiological and pathophysiological processes of lactation and specialised infant feeding and nutrition. This will include the preterm infant, growth restricted infant, and the newborn with infection and selected congenital anomalies.

Learning Outcomes

  • apply understanding of the physiological process of lactation and the recommendations of the WHO Baby Friendly Initiative to identify strategies for supporting women in establishing and maintaining breastfeeding;
  • critically evaluate and interpret relevant health information and develop appropriate strategies to provide a comprehensive assessment and plan of care for the infant in diverse and complex clinical settings;
  • apply effective literature searching skills and communication skills in designing and delivering a presentation to educate parents, carers and/or colleagues in relation to infant feeding and nutrition;
  • critically reflect upon safe, culturally appropriate and family-centred care within ones scope of practice and in relation to a multidisciplinary team approach.

Subject Assessment

  • Non-Invigilated > Assignments - (50%)
  • Narrated PowerPoint - (40%)
  • Online quiz - (10%)
  • Online breastfeeding module (pass/fail) - (%).


Study Period 2, External
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Coord/Lect: Mrs Maria Liston.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.