Designed for a wide range of 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.
Guided by experienced practitioner and lecturer Stephanie Michaelides at our state-of-the-art London campus, you will enhance and update your existing skills in line with the UK Screening Committee Examination of the Newborn and Infant (NIPE) March 2008. Through a combination of theory and practice-based learning 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.
Divided over 22 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 not only enhance your practice and career prospects across a wide range of new developments within the NHS, you will 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:
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.