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.
Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 February 2023
Tuesday 28 February and Wednesday 1 March 2023
Tuesday 7 and Wednesday 8 March 2023
Students must be allocated a minimum of 7 days by the trust over the three months period for NIPE clinical practice.
Students must identify a NIPE named mentor before starting the Module.
Portfolio Submission Date: 15 May 2023
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 short course module is designed to be flexible in allowing you to study and reach your goals at your own pace. Our health CPD courses are credit-bearing modules that contribute to a University degree or award.
Transfer course credits towards postgraduate taught degree
As a health care professional, once you've completed this course you could offset 15 credits as part of a postgraduate programme, continuing your study with further modules to make up a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) 60 credits, Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) 120 credits or Master of Science (MSc) 180 credits qualification (all credits must be awarded within five years of study commencing).
This course is worth 15 credits
This course can be used a module, contributing to a University degree or award.
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