The purpose of the course is to equip healthcare professionals with the skills and knowledge that will enable them to competently undertake the physical examination of the newborn within the first 24-72 hours and at 6-8 weeks.
The aim of this course is to:
- Provide an opportunity for you to develop specific knowledge and skills in order to facilitate informed decision-making and provide high-quality newborn and infant physical assessment
- Facilitate competent physical examination of the baby within the first 24-72 hours after birth and at 6-8 weeks
- Equip you with skills and knowledge required to determine normal and abnormal parameters, physical appearance and behavioural responses in term babies and infants at 6-8 weeks.
Who is it for?
This course is suitable for midwives and neonatal nurses responsible for discharging newborn and neonates during the first 72hours and up to 6-8 weeks.
45 hours of face-to-face teaching, including one day for revision.
One week face-to-face teaching or online (Session will be available online from October 2020).
May: Monday 10 May, 11, 12, 13, 14, 21 and Friday 28 May 2021
June: Thursday 3, 10, 17 and Friday 24 June 2021
July: Thursday 1 and Thursday 8 July 2021
Portfolio and Essay Submission Date: Tuesday 14 September 2021
The key takeaway of this course is the ability to undertake physical examination of the newborn.
This course is worth 15 credits at level 7.
This course can be undertaken as part of the PGDip/ MSc pathway.
This course is worth 15 credits toward eligible programmes.