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. Both are studied on the same day.
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 referralpathways.
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, neonatalnurseor 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.
The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed
# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study
The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages
Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.
The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.
Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.
Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.