Reproductive Health

Anatomy and Physiology of the Breast

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Anatomy and Physiology of the Breast

Anatomy and Physiology of the Breast
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Course Length:

  • 45 minutes of seat time

Language:

  • English

Course Features:

  • Audio narration
  • Animations
  • Progress checks
  • Pop quizzes
  • Final assessment

Target Audience:

  • Medical professionals
  • Medical students
  • Pharmaceutical representatives
  • Nurses

Description:

This learning program is designed to introduce you to the anatomy and physiology of the breast. The program begins with a brief overview of the external and internal structures of the breast. You will then learn about how hormones contribute to the development and function of the breast, and how milk production and secretion work. Finally, you will learn how the breast changes with age.

Upon completion of this learning program, you will be able to:

  • Identify the external structures of the breast.
  • Identify the internal structures of the breast.
  • Describe the role of hormones in the lactation process.
  • Summarize how the breast changes with age.
  1. SOUND CHECK
  2. WELCOME
    1. DISCLAIMER
    2. NAVIGATION INSTRUCTIONS
    3. INTRODUCTION
    4. LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  3. ANATOMY OF THE BREAST
    1. OVERVIEW
    2. EXTERNAL STRUCTURES
      • Popup: Skin 11
      • Popup: Areola and nipple
    3. INTERNAL STRUCTURES
      1. Lobe Anatomy
      2. Duct Anatomy
      3. Progress Check
      4. Pectoralis Major
      5. Connective Tissue
        • Popup: Pectoral fascia
        • Popup: Cooper’s ligaments
        • Popup: Adipose tissue
    4. PROGRESS CHECK
    5. SECTION SUMMARY
  4. PHYSIOLOGY OF THE BREAST
    1. OVERVIEW
      • Side Note: Did you know?
    2. MILK PRODUCTION AND SECRETION
      • Slideshow: Milk production and secretion reflex
      • Animated Popup: Prolactin effects
      • Popup: Other hormones
    3. MILK EJECTION
      • Slideshow: Milk ejection reflex
      • Side Note: Did you know?
    4. BREAST CHANGES WITH AGING
      1. Non–cancer-Related Changes
      2. Cancer Risk
    5. PROGRESS CHECK
    6. SECTION SUMMARY
  5. TEST YOUR ACQUIRED KNOWLEDGE
    1. SUMMARY
    2. FINAL ASSESSMENT
  6. END OF PROGRAM
  7. GLOSSARY
  8. REFERENCES



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