Information Package / Course Catalogue
Lactation Physiology
Course Code: VFZ527
Course Type: Area Elective
Couse Group: Second Cycle (Master's Degree)
Education Language: Turkish
Work Placement: N/A
Theory: 1
Prt.: 0
Credit: 1
Lab: 0
Objectives of the Course

To comprehend of physiological and pathophysiological processes during lactation

Course Content

Development of the breasts, the beginning of lactation, reduction of milk, milk composition

Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
1.To be informed about formation of milk and its secretion from glands
2.Hormones about milk formation
3.To learn the mechanisms of neural and hormonal control during milk secretion
4.To be informed about newborn disease
5.To be informed about breast diseases
Recommended or Required Reading
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Structure of breast
Week 2 - Theoretical
Development and controlling of breast
Week 3 - Theoretical
Physiological changes in lactation
Week 4 - Theoretical
Week 5 - Theoretical
Formation of milk
Week 6 - Theoretical
Secretion of mik
Week 7 - Theoretical
Reduction of milk
Week 8 - Theoretical
Week 9 - Theoretical
Week 10 - Theoretical
Absortion of immunoglobulins
Week 11 - Theoretical
Milk composition
Week 12 - Theoretical
The termination of lactation
Week 13 - Theoretical
Most common diseases of the breast
Week 14 - Theoretical
Neonatal isoerythrolysis
Week 15 - Theoretical
Assessment Methods and Criteria
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