MWY 3130 Level 6 (30 credits)
MWY 4130 Level 7 (30 credits)
|16th January 2024
|Part-time via on-campus learning
|See the Fees and funding below
Develop specialist knowledge and advanced skills for examining neonates from birth to six weeks of age in this short course for nurses, health visitors and midwives at any stage in their career.
Specifically designed for a wide range of midwives, health visitors and neonatal professionals who work with newborns who on completion of this module will be equipped with the advanced knowledge and skills to undertake the examination of the neonate from birth to six weeks of age.
The module is guided by experienced practitioners and Senior Lecturer Stephanie Michaelides. Through the combination of theory and practice-based learning and supported clinical experience, the student will explore key factors in the assessment of a newborn, such as the auscultation of chest sounds, neurological reflexes and the education of the mother and relevant others. It will also provide opportunities to reflect on the practitioners current role and the ways in which it can be developed further as a highly-skilled leader in neonatal care.
The module is provided over 12 study days enabling the student to maintain her/his employment whilst learning. This module will equip the student 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 the practitioner will be able to enhance his/her practice and career prospects across a wide range of new developments within the NHS. This will provide 30 credits at Level 6 or 7.
This module will enhance your ability to administer a thorough physical examination of a newborn baby by exploring such topics as:
Learning and teaching will have a problem orientated focus through guided study and case scenarios in order to develop and reinforce lifelong learning perspectives for clinical skills. This will be done through guided on line learning supported by narrated presentations and online demonstration videos for the student to access at any time. Students will attend study days to access face to face clinical assessment skill demonstrations and supervision from teachers. Students will then be given the opportunity to develop these learnt assessment skills in their own practice setting but application of skills will not be assessed
Study days will give the opportunity for development, application and reflection of clinical examination skills to aid with diagnosis and plan care/ referral.
You will be assessed through:
This programme is relevant to registered midwives, health visitors and neonatal nurses who are able to provide evidence of the following:
A visit to your working environment to assess your facilitation in practice may be required.
Please visit our CPD health practitioner webpage to download an application form and for more information on the application process.
The fees* below refer to the 2023/24 academic year unless otherwise stated are:
Level 6 and Level 7:
Per credit: £63
30 credits: £1,890
*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.
If you require further information on this module, please contact:
Senior Lecturer - Department of Nursing and Midwifery