Critical Thinking and Diagnostic Reasoning - Neonatal  CPD

Course Information

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Friday 1 June 2018 Home / EU - £900; Overseas - £1,800 APM011 Apply Now

Course Content

You will study the following areas: The module will run concurrently with APM010 Advance Physical Assessment of the Newborn and Infant

  • Articulating a relevant review of systems
  • Methods of questioning/communicating with infants and families
  • Effective clinical decision making strategies supported by theoretical frameworks
  • Overall clinical examination processes
  • Methods of examining and managing medical and surgical neonates
  • In depth management, assessment and clinical examination of the following systems: Foetal to newborn transition, Respiratory, Cardiovascular, Neurological/Developmental, Gastro intestinal, Immunological, Liver/Renal
  • Methods of obtaining and communicating history taking and clinical examination findings
  • Models, measurement, and strategies in developing critical-thinking skills
  • Clinical decision-making
  • Diagnostic reasoning in practice the ability to interpret clinical findings in relation to underlying pathophysiological processes
  • Clinical Judgement
  • Problem solving and reflective practice in advanced practice
  • Case management in advanced practice
  • Neonatal stabilisation and transfer

Module Dates:

1st June, 8th June, 22nd June, 6th July, 19th July 2018


Non EEA students can only apply as part of a programme, not as a stand-alone module.

BSc in Nursing or the equivalent. Posesses a qualified neonatal nursing certificate. A Band 6 neonatal nurse who is currently working on the neonatal unit.

English Requirements

For those students whose first language is not English, the following qualification is also required:

  • IELTS: 7.0

Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

Application Deadline: