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Institute of Health

Examination of the Newborn (Level 7) Short Course

Postgraduate Credit Part-time 12 weeks

Completion of the course enables healthcare professionals such as midwives, nurses, neonatal nurses and community specialist staff  to competently undertake a skilled examination of the newborn that meets the requirements of the National Screening Committee Standards (2008) and NICE Guidelines (2006).

Completion of the course enables healthcare professionals such as midwives, nurses, neonatal nurses and community specialist staff  to competently undertake a skilled examination of the newborn that meets the requirements of the National Screening Committee Standards (2008) and NICE Guidelines (2006).

  • Institute Code W75
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  • Start Date(s) 7 October 2020
  • Award Postgraduate Credit
  • Study Mode Part-time
  • Course Length Part-time (12 weeks)
  • Campus Location University of Wolverhampton
  • School Institute of Health

Why choose this course?

Completion of the course enables healthcare professionals such as midwives, nurses, neonatal nurses and community specialist staff  to competently undertake a skilled examination of the newborn that meets the requirements of the National Screening Committee Standards (2008) and NICE Guidelines (2006). The module aims to equip practitioners with underpinning theoretical knowledge to support the holistic assessment of the newborn in clinical practice.

This module is offered at Level 6 and Level 7 study. They both run on the same days.

Level 6 study assures employers of a registrant that is capable of undertaking the enhanced responsibility of the assessment in clinical practice. Level 7 study will be considered towards scholarly progression to a Masters qualification.

2020/21 price - £850

Dates for course commencing in Semester 1 ( Academic year 2020 / 21) 

Wednesday 7th October 9am – 4pm

Thursday 8th October 9am – 4pm

Friday 16 th October 9am – 4pm

Friday 20th November 9am – 4pm

Friday 4th December 9am – 4pm

Friday 8th January 2021  9am – 4pm

Assessment Dates: 21st or 22nd January 2021 – need to be available both days.

Rooming (Module code 7MI002)

Course subject to a minimum number of confirmed students.

What happens on the course?

Find our Module(s) below.

Course Modules

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

  1. Demonstrate application of knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the newborn to neonatal screening.
  2. Critically appraise the enhanced role of the midwife/ neonatal nurse/ specialist community public health nurse in examination of the newborn.
  3. Demonstrate competence in all aspects  of  the examination of the newborn.
  4. Recognise deviation from the normal and implement the appropriate follow up action and referral pathways.

Applicants should hold registrant status as a midwife, neonatal nurse or specialist community public health nurse with the NMC Nursing and Midwifery Council. Applicants should have access to clinical opportunities to examine the newborn and support from an appropriately qualified mentor. 

Postgraduate Loyalty Discount:

You can get 20% discount on a taught postgraduate course if you’re a University of Wolverhampton Graduate.

The University offers a generous 20% Loyalty Discount to students progressing from an undergraduate programme to a taught postgraduate programme, where both courses are University of Wolverhampton Awards.

There is no time limit on how long ago you completed your degree as long as this is your first Masters level qualification.

The discount applies to the first year of enrolment only. Students who receive a loyalty discount are not entitled to any further tuition discount or bursary. For full terms and conditions click here.


Self-funded:

If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found by clicking here.


Sponsored - Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

Your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


Charitable Funding:

You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites Association of Charitable Foundations, Directory of Social Change or Family Action. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.


You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

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