School of Nursing

University Statement of Credit Neonatal and Infant physical examination (L6)

University Statement of Credit Part-time 1 year

University Statement of Credit
Start date(s)
13 January 2025
Course specifications
Course length
Part-time (1 year)
Campus location
University: Walsall Campus
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Why choose this course?

This course allows midwives and nurses to study online for five days and have this supported by a clinical skills day at the Walsall campus. Students also have access to an electronic NIPE textbook which they can download to their mobile phone.

What happens on the course?

This course aims to enable students to study the four key components of the NIPE exam. These are a greater understanding of the screening process for the eyes, hips and the heart. However, the greater issues which arise in the midwifery and neonatal practice are also covered.

The theoretical aspect is assessed by a 20-minute online viva and the clinical element is assessed by the completion of an online portfolio.

The theory is delivered online and is supported by a clinical skills day.

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What makes us stand out?

The ability to study online means that students are able to access the course from anywhere in the world in the comfort of their own home. The course assessment comprises of a viva which is conducted online. Students also submit an electronic portfolio of their experiences to demonstrate their clinical skills.

As part of the course, you will learn how to undertake the Neonatal and Infant physical examination. This is an extended role which is now integrated into midwifery practice. It concentrates on the examination of the babies’ eyes, heart, hips and testes in boys.

A midwife's ability to perform the NIPE is now a key component of the midwife's role and is now included in the undergraduate program. For midwives who trained before this change, this course enables them to meet the required midwifery standards.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home Part-time £933 per year# 2023-24
Home Part-time £933 per year# 2023-24
Home Part-time £ per year# 2024-25

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

Applicants must be current registrants with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). They should possess a current enhanced DBS and be up to date with their NHS trusts’ mandatory training. They should have the opportunity to examine babies as part of their normal role.


If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to pay.


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

If 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.

Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

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


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