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Suggested: 8 weeks of study; 4–5 hours/week...

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Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Course Orientation

2 videos (Total 10 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
2 videos
Lactation Word Cloud2m
5 readings
Course Syllabus10m
About the Discussion Forums1m
Social Media5m
Updating Your Profile5m
Study Aid Activities Overview5m
2 practice exercises
Orientation Quiz5m
Demographics Survey26m
1 hour to complete

Module 1: Introduction to Lactation Biology

8 videos (Total 58 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
8 videos
Definitions Part 27m
An Overview of Milk5m
How Much Milk?4m
Milk Products6m
Mammals10m
Mammalian Evolution5m
Why Lactate?9m
2 readings
Module 1 Overview5m
Optional: Study Aids5m
2 practice exercises
Lesson 1-1 Quiz10m
Lesson 1-3 Quiz10m
4 hours to complete

Module 2: Mammary Gland Structure

19 videos (Total 130 min), 2 readings, 5 quizzes
19 videos
Mammary Lobes6m
Simple vs Complex Glands4m
Mammary Anatomy at the Cow Side10m
Mammary Suspensory System9m
Median Suspensory Ligament2m
Structure of Teats and Cisterns6m
Supernumerary Teats4m
Mammary Blood System10m
Mammary Lymph System6m
Mammary Nervous System3m
Introduction to Mammary Microstructure6m
Microstructure - 2D and 3D8m
Lobules5m
More on Lobules9m
Alveoli and Their Environment7m
Myoepithelial Cells5m
Mammary Cell Ultrastructure Part 18m
Mammary Cell Ultrastructure Part 25m
2 readings
Module 2 Overview5m
Optional: Study Aids5m
5 practice exercises
Lesson 2-1 Quiz10m
Lesson 2-2 Quiz12m
Lesson 2-3 Quiz10m
Lesson 2-4 Quiz10m
Week 1 Quiz30m
Week
2
5 hours to complete

Module 3: Milk Composition

27 videos (Total 178 min), 2 readings, 7 quizzes
27 videos
Milk Components Demo2m
Perspectives on Milk Composition7m
Milk Under the Microscope5m
Major Milk Fractions5m
From Cow to Store10m
Total Solids4m
Lactose7m
Lactose Intolerance4m
Lactose Synthesis8m
Milk Protein4m
Casein8m
Casein Demo5m
Whey Proteins9m
Milk Protein Synthesis8m
Milk Fat4m
Fatty Acids6m
Milk Fat - Species Comparisons5m
Milk Fat Synthesis15m
Milk Minerals10m
Milk Vitamins2m
Cells in Milk6m
More on Milk Cells1m
Milk Bioactive Factors8m
Species Comparisons of Milk7m
Cow vs. Human Milk Composition5m
Wrapping Up Milk Composition4m
2 readings
Module 3 Overview5m
Optional: Study Aid5m
7 practice exercises
Lesson 3-1 Quiz10m
Lesson 3-2 Quiz10m
Lesson 3-3 Quiz10m
Lesson 3-4 Quiz10m
Lesson 3-5 Quiz10m
Lesson 3-6 Quiz10m
Week 2 Quiz30m
Week
3
3 hours to complete

Module 4: Mammary Gland Development

11 videos (Total 79 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes
11 videos
Fetal Stage - 26m
Fetal Stage - 36m
Prepubertal Stage - 17m
Prepubertal Stage - 23m
Postpubertal Stage7m
Development During Pregnancy - 12m
Development During Pregnancy - 26m
Development During Pregnancy - 35m
Lactation7m
Bovine Mammary Development13m
2 readings
Module 4 Overview5m
Optional: Study Aid5m
4 practice exercises
Lesson 4-1 Quiz10m
Lesson 4-2 Quiz10m
Lesson 4-3 Quiz10m
Week 3 Quiz30m
Week
4
5 hours to complete

Module 5: Mother & Neonate

17 videos (Total 124 min), 2 readings, 7 quizzes
17 videos
A Cow Calving3m
The Neonate8m
Lactogenesis & Its Stages7m
Secretory Differentiation8m
Secretory Activation & Lactose Synthesis7m
Hormonal Regulation5m
Comparative Hormonal Regulation7m
Prolactin - Sources4m
Prolactin - Control of Secretion5m
Prolactin - Other Regulation5m
Colostrum Composition12m
Immunoglobulins in Colostrum6m
Colostrum & the Neonate10m
Immunoglobulin Receptor6m
Mammary Transport of Immunoglobulin7m
Immunoglobulin Transport to the Neonate6m
2 readings
Module 5 Overview5m
Optional: Study Aid5m
6 practice exercises
Lesson 5-1 Quiz10m
Lesson 5-2 Quiz10m
Lesson 5-3 Quiz10m
Lesson 5-4 Quiz10m
Lesson 5-5 Quiz10m
Week 4 Quiz30m
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Top reviews from Lactation Biology

By MTMar 1st 2019

was great course would love to see a little more of human lactation in here to compare with. i enjoyed the corse just getting grading was slow.

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Dr. Walter Hurley, PhD

Professor Emeritus
Department of Animal Sciences

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