The 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).

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  • Start Date(s) 5 February 2020, 1 October 2019
  • Award Postgraduate Credit
  • Study Mode Part-time
  • Course Length Part-time (12 weeks)
  • Campus Location University of Wolverhampton
  • School The 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.

Dates for course commencing in Semester 1 ( Academic year 2019 / 20)

2 October 2019

3 October 2019

16 October 2019

20 November 2019

4 December 2019

15 January 2020

Viva 22 January 2020

Dates for  course starting in Semester 2 (Academic Year 2019/20)

5 February 2020

6 February 2020

19 February 2020

11 March 2020

8 April 2020

13 May 2020

Viva 20 May 2020

What happens on the course?

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.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Part-time £695 per year 2019-20

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2019/20. Fees are for the academic year only, any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

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 Loans: Are available for taught and research Masters courses for students resident in England. For more information on eligibility and how to apply online visit: www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan

Professional and Career Development Loan: The University is a Professional and Career Development Loans (PCDL) registered Learning Provider, registration number [4413]. A PCDL is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the GOV.UK website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.

Charitable Funding: You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites www.acf.org.ukwww.dsc.org.uk/fundingwebsites or www.family-action.org.uk. 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.

University Postgraduate Loyalty Discount: The University also offers a postgraduate loyalty discount (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/postgraduate-study/postgraduate-loyalty-discount/): If you have completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Wolverhampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on the first year of a taught postgraduate programme.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

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 at www.wlv.ac.uk/howtopay

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