Specifically designed for a wide range of midwives, health visitors and neonatal professionals who have at least six months' experience working with newborns, this course will equip you with the advanced knowledge and skills to undertake the examination of the neonate from birth to six weeks of age.
The course is guided by experienced practitioner and senior lecturer Stephanie Michaelides. Through a combination of theory and practice-based learning, plus supported clinical experience, you will explore key factors in the assessment of a newborn, such as the auscultation of chest sounds and neurological reflexes, with opportunities to reflect on your current role and the ways in which you can develop further as a highly-skilled leader in neonatal care.
The course is provided over 21 study days to enable you to maintain your employment while learning, this course will equip you with the crucial theories and techniques to identify early abnormalities and/or potential problems, including how to inform and prepare the newborn, parents and related professionals for the required care.
Armed with these valuable skills you will enhance your practice and career prospects across a wide range of new developments within the NHS, and also obtain 45 credits at Level 6 which can be put towards a GradCert Neonatal Care or BSc Midwifery (Top up) if you wish.
This short course will enhance your ability to administer a thorough physical examination of a newborn baby by exploring such topics as:
You will be assessed through:
The fees* below refer to the 2019/20 academic year unless otherwise stated.
Per credit: £60
45 credits: £2,700
*Course fees are subject to annual inflation.
There are several funding options available:
For more information for any of these options, including fee rates for self-funding/employer-sponsored students, please visit our dedicated funding page.
We’ll carefully manage any future changes to courses, or the support and other services available to you, if these are necessary because of things like changes to government health and safety advice, or any changes to the law.
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Our priority will always be to maintain academic standards and quality so that your learning outcomes are not affected by any adjustments that we may have to make.
At all times we’ll aim to keep you well informed of how we may need to respond to changing circumstances, and about support that we’ll provide to you.