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Advance Physical Assessment of the Newborn and Infant CPPD

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Delivery of this module will be online due to government-issued guidelines during the Covid-19 pandemic and may be made available face-to-face subject to Public Health England recommendations. Please submit your application and, once reviewed by the module leader, you will receive more specific information about the online delivery of your module and assessments.

Course overview

The purpose of the module 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 module is to:

  • Provide an opportunity for you to develop specific knowledge and skills in order to facilitate informed decision making in order to 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 6-8weeks.
  • Equip you with skills and knowledge required in order to determine normal and abnormal parameters, physical appearance and behavioural responses in term babies and infants at 6-8 weeks.

This course is available as part of the Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Midwifery) MSc programme.

Module dates

Term 1
OCT: Thursday 5 October, 6, 7, 8, 15, 22 and Thursday 29 October 2020
NOV: Friday 6, 13, 20 and Friday 27 November 2020
NOV: Thursday 3 and 10 December 2020

Portfolio and Essay Submission Date: Monday 3 May 2021

Term 3
MAY: Monday 10 May, 11, 12, 13, 14, 21 and Friday 28 May 2021
JUN: Thursday 3, 10, 17 and Friday 24 June 2021
JUL: Thursday 1 and Thursday 8 July 2021

Portfolio and Essay Submission Date: Tuesday 14 September 2021



Prerequisite knowledge

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

  • Current professional registration with a relevant professional/statutory body or equivalent.
  • A current relevant job contract in a clinical area and at least two years' relevant clinical experience.
  • If you are undertaking this as part of a Programme you must be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and be able to confirm mentorship from either a doctor or Advanced Nurse Practitioner within your workplace.
  • You must work at least one day per week in a clinical setting in which advanced practice skills can be acquired.
  • A satisfactory academic reference and a satisfactory clinical reference.

English requirements

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

  • IELTS: 7.0

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 ...