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.
Sep: Thursday 30 September 2021
Oct: Friday 1, Thursday 7 and Friday 8 October 2021
Nov: Friday 5 November 2021
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: Thursday 27 January 2022
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.