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Critical Thinking and Diagnostic Reasoning - Neonatal 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

You will study the following areas: The module will run concurrently with APM010 Advance Physical Assessment of the Newborn and Infant

  • Articulating a relevant review of systems
  • Methods of questioning/communicating with infants and families
  • Effective clinical decision making strategies supported by theoretical frameworks
  • Overall clinical examination processes
  • Methods of examining and managing medical and surgical neonates
  • In depth management, assessment and clinical examination of the following systems: Foetal to newborn transition, Respiratory, Cardiovascular, Neurological/Developmental, Gastro intestinal, Immunological, Liver/Renal
  • Methods of obtaining and communicating history taking and clinical examination findings
  • Models, measurement, and strategies in developing critical-thinking skills
  • Clinical decision-making
  • Diagnostic reasoning in practice the ability to interpret clinical findings in relation to underlying pathophysiological processes
  • Clinical Judgement
  • Problem solving and reflective practice in advanced practice
  • Case management in advanced practice
  • Neonatal stabilisation and transfer

Module dates

Dates: TBC

This module is not running again in the current academic year. New dates will be available in August of 2019. Please register your interest to be contacted.



Prerequisite knowledge

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

BSc in Nursing or the equivalent. Posesses a qualified neonatal nursing certificate. A Band 6 neonatal nurse who is currently working on the neonatal unit. One year of neonatal, paediatric or midwifery experience.

Module pre-requisites:

NM3284/NM3288 or NM3246 (Neonatal and Newborn Examination Theory/Neonatal and Newborn Examination Practice or Neonatal Care: Specialist Role Development (Module 2))

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 ...