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Neonatal Pathophysiological Principles for Advanced Practice 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

Successful completion of this module will enable you to demonstrate a firm appreciation of underlying pathological processes seen in the neonate, and allow you to approach complex issues systematically and creatively. You will be able to make informed judgements in the absence of complete data, and communicate their conclusions clearly. The research-based approach will also offer an insight into the research process and how knowledge can be derived and applied.

Content outline

You will be exploring common neonatal pathological processes related to the following systems and biological concepts.

  • Embryology
  • Prenatal life: Genetics, Antenatal diagnosis and fetal medicine, fetal growth, maternal illness in pregnancy and obstetrics for Advance neonatal Practitioner
  • Respiratory system and ventilation
  • Blood and Cardiovascular System
  • Fluid,  electrolyte  and metabolic disorders
  • Genitourinary system
  • Skin and muscle
  • Nutrition
  • Pharmacology
  • Gastrointestinal tract
  • Immunity and infection
  • Brain and nervous system
  • Ophthalmology
  • Microbiology and biochemistry
  • Haematology


  • Ultrasound
  • MRI
  • Echocardiogram
  • Head ultrasound
  • EEG
  • Total body cooling

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.

  • 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 one of the following qualifications 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 ...