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 skills will you gain?
Demonstrate application of knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the newborn to neonatal screening.
Critically appraise the enhanced role of the midwife/ neonatal nurse/ specialist community public health nurse in examination of the newborn.
Demonstrate competence in all aspectsofthe examination of the newborn.
Recognise deviation from the normal and implement the appropriate follow up action and referral pathways.
These modules are correct at the time of publication. Modules may change over time due to validation and continuous monitoring policies. Applicants will be notified in writing of any significant changes to their chosen course(s).
Examination of the Newborn
Applicants should hold registrant status as a midwife, neonatalnurse 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.
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.
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