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Neonatal Care GradCert/PGCert

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September 2017
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Part time via on campus learning
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Course leader
Stephanie Michaelides

Develop specialist knowledge and advanced skills for newborn resuscitation, neuro-behavioural and physiological assessment in this advanced course for midwives, health visitors and neonatal nurses.

Why study GradCert/PGCert Neonatal Care at Middlesex University?

At Middlesex we support and prepare neonatal professionals of all kinds to be highly skilled practitioners, capable of meeting the challenges of today's complex and ground-breaking midwifery-led units, acute hospital settings and community health centres.

Taught by experienced practitioners and lecturers at our state-of-the-art London campus, this course will develop your knowledge of newborn resuscitation and neuro-behavioural and physiological assessment in line with the UK Resuscitation Council and UK Screening Committee guidelines.

Divided across two modules, this course will enhance your ability to provide holistic care, even in the context of emergency interventions for which the outcomes are often uncertain. Through a series of lectures and workshops you will develop a crucial understanding of neonatal resuscitation including endotracheal intubation and the professional, legal and ethical issues involved. You will also explore how to fully assess and examine neonates up to six weeks of age, including how to identify early abnormalities.

Armed with these invaluable skills you will not only enhance your practice and career prospects across a wide range of new developments within the NHS, you will also obtain 60 credits to put towards the MSc Midwifery Studies if you choose to advance your learning further.

What will you study on GradCert/PGCert Neonatal Care?

This course comprises of two modules:

Resuscitation of the Newborn
Designed to enhance your ability to provide effective and holistic care to newborn babies and their mothers, this module explores such key areas as foetal respiratory, cardio-vascular physiology and transition at birth; physiology of asphyxia; endotracheal intubation; and the professional, legal and ethical issues related to neonatal resuscitation.

This module is comprised of 11 part-time study days in total.

Neuro Behavioural Physiological Assessment of the Newborn
Designed to enhance your ability to administer a thorough physical examination of a newborn baby, this module will equip you with the knowledge and skills to detect early abnormalities and potential problems so that you can fully prepare the baby, parents and related professionals for the required care.

This module is comprised of 22 part-time study days in total.


The assessment of these modules involves:

  • Written seen areas examination paper
  • Viva Voce
  • Record of 100 newborn examinations
  • Care critique
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There are several funding options available:

  • receiving course fees via CPPD contracts between NHS trusts and Middlesex University
  • paying your own fees
  • sponsorship by your employer (but not under a CPPD contract).

For more information for any of these options, including fee rates for self-funding/employer-sponsored students, please visit our dedicated funding page.

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