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Neonatal Care: Knowledge for Enhancing Neonatal Practice CPPD

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Course overview

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.

This module can be taken as part of the BSc Nursing Studies top up degree. If you wish to complete a top-up degree, please apply directly on the Nursing Studies programme webpage. If you would still like to complete this module as a CPPD student but would like to complete a top-up degree at a later date, please note that you will only be able to transfer a maximum of 30 credits which have been awarded within 5 years prior to the start date of the programme (top-up degree). For any further information regarding top-up degrees please contact Post Graduate Health

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.



Prerequisite knowledge

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.

Module leaders

  • Rosemary Moninuola Lanlehin

    Rosemary Lanlehin joined City University London in December 2001. Neonatal Lecturer, Programme Director for MSc Advance Practice in Health and Social care Route Leader for BSC Nursing (Neonatal Route).

    Rosemary is a neonatal lecturer, programme director for MSc Advance Practice in Health and Social care and Route Leader for BSC ...