The Impact of Breastfeeding on Global Health HEA4053

Overview

You will critically appraise the evidence linking the impact of breastfeeding on global health and critically analyse the midwife's role in relation to the global socioeconomic and political factors surrounding breastfeeding. You will also critically analyse the relevant literature in order to gain a critical understanding of the promotion of breastfeeding and develop an action plan to enhance clinical practice.

Module Code: HEA4053
Level: 7
Credits: 20
Cost: £680 for Sept 2019 to July 2020

Who is this module for?

Registered midwives.

What are the key aims of the programme?

A review of practices which promote or inhibit breastfeeding.

What will I study?

  • Appraising the evidence linking the impact of breastfeeding on global health;
  • National and international perspectives of breastfeeding;
  • Psychosocial, socioeconomic and political factors affecting the initiation and maintenance of breastfeeding;
  • Enhancing maternal and infant health through breast feeding;
  • The impact and implications of breastfeeding on the public health of populations;
  • WHO, UNICEF, BFI 10 Steps, IBFAN, Baby Milk Action;

How will I be assessed?

A 4,000 word essay, to meet all learning outcomes.

On successful completion you will:

  • Critically appraise the evidence linking the impact of breastfeeding on global health;
  • Reflect critically on the global socioeconomic and political factors surrounding breastfeeding;
  • Critically evaluate the impact of breast feeding education as a health promotion strategy in practice.

Study Dates and Venues

Further Information

Module availability varies from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Due to the popularity of some modules it may be that the module is fully booked when your application is received. We will include your details on a waiting list and allocate you a place on the next available intake

For details of how to apply, please visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/health/cpd/apply.

If you have any other queries about studying with us, please see the FAQs www.edgehill.ac.uk/health/cpd/faqs.

For further information regarding module content, please contact Module Coordinator Cathy McEvilly on 01695 657065 or email mcevillc@edgehill.ac.uk.

Pathways

This module can be studied as a standalone module.

It is also an optional module for the following programmes:

  • MSc Leadership Development
  • MSc Advanced Clinical Practice