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Advance Physical Assessment of the Newborn and Infant CPPD

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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

There are no further intakes for this module in this academic year (2019/20). Dates for the next academic year will be available in August 2020.



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 ...