Neonatal Care: Knowledge for Enhancing Neonatal Practice  CPPD

Course Information

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Tuesday 30 January 2018 Home / EU - £900; Overseas - £1800 NM3282 Apply Now

Course Content

This level 6 module is suitable for trained neonatal nurses, senior neonatal nurses, specialist practitioners and healthcare professionals. There are 7 study days.  You will study and be assessed in the following areas: assessment and collaborative management of neonatal conditions, analysis of neonatal blood gases, neonatal ventilation management, history taking, differential diagnosis and diagnostic reasoning, basic interpretation of chest and abdominal x-rays, and neonatal cannulation. Teaching methods include lectures, group work, student presentation, scenario-based teaching, skills training and one-to-one tutorials.

Assessment for the module consists of a 30 minute Viva Voce.

The module will enable you to:

  • Critically discuss the assessment and management of common neonatal conditions
  • Critically evaluate and analyse blood gases
  • Demonstrate sound knowledge of neonatal ventilation strategies
  • Critically appraise clinical evidence
  • Interpret basic neonatal X-rays
  • Demonstrate safe neonatal or paediatric cannulation
  • Deliver family centred care
  • Collaborate effectively within a team in the assessment and management of sick neonates
  • Undertake a structured hand over
  • Engage and contribute to the neonatal decision making and neonatal management strategies.

Module Dates:

13, 27 April, 4, 11 and 25 May 2018


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

The module requires you to be:

Working in a suitable practice area

You must be a qualified nurse or midwife either in the UK or overseas.

English Requirements

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

  • IELTS: 7

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.

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