Training Course for Lactation Consultancy License

IBCLC Exam Preparation for Lactation Consultancy License

October 1-March 1, 2020-2021
Karachi

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Call for applications for the selection and preparation of candidates for the Lactation Consultant International License Exam, which will be held by the International Board of Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) in April 2021.

 

This course is designed by the internationally accredited body Lactation Education Resource and will be taught by experienced lactation consultants and maternal and child health experts.

 

Selection process consists of an entrance exam and interviews. The selected candidates will go through 90 hours of training by our experienced lactation consultants. After successfully completing the course, they will be enrolled for the license exam to be held in 2021. Candidates who pass the exam will receive the license to practice professionally as a certified Lactation Consultant.

 

COURSE REGISTRATION

REGISTRATION FORM

 

Registration Deadline: September 20, 2020

 

COURSE DURATION

October 2020 to March 2021

2-hour weekly classes (Online via Zoom)

 

COURSE FEE

Fully funded by the University Research Council (URC)

Note: Only 7 candidates will be selected for the course based on merit.

 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • Qualification: BScN, RN, BScM, or RM.
  • Work experience at AKUH: Minimum 5 years in Ob/Gyn wards, clinics, labour room or NICU.
  • Clinical experience in lactation specific services: Minimum 1,000 hours of clinical practice within 5 years prior to applying for the IBCLC examination. Clinical practice must have been obtained in a lactation-specific area.
  • Contract: Willing to sign a 1-year contract with AKUH.


FACILITATORS

Zohra Kurji

Assistant Professor, AKU-SONAM

Lactation Consultant, AKUH

 

Zahra Shaheen

Chief Operations Officer, Catco Kids 

Co-PI, URC-funded Lactation Research Grant, AKU

 

ORGANISED BY:

School of Nursing and Midwifery, Aga Khan University

and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Medical College, AKU

 

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What is a Lactation Consultant?

 

International Board of Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) are healthcare professionals having expertise in the clinical management of breastfeeding gained through academic and on job training under the clinical supervision to address breastfeeding problems. IBCLCs also educate and provide support to women, their families and healthcare providers in improving the breastfeeding experiences of new mothers. They are trained to assist antenatal and postnatal mothers in breastfeeding counseling, initiating exclusive and optimum breastfeeding and resolve any breastfeeding problems that mothers may have.


V E N U E

Online via Zoom

C O N T A C T

Farida Malik
farida.malik@aku.edu
021 3486 5478