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Professional Development

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You can view, apply for and review your professional development courses here.

Examination of the Newborn


Courses

Please select the level of study you wish to apply for. Level M indicates that you wish to study at Masters level, and Levels 1-3 indicate that you wish to study at Degree (Undergraduate) level.

Course Details


Course/Module Code

UZUR14-20-3

Level

3

Fees

23-24 Non-Accredited 20 credits

£783.00

Unassessed

23-24 Accredited 20 credits

£1048.00

Assessed

Course Dates

Select course date below to see all attendance days and to apply.
If no course dates are shown below this could be due to high demand or no availability. If your course is being funded by your employer and they have bought places in advance you will need to contact them to be given the links to apply.


Applications

University

Assessment

After completing core theory sessions, you will be provided with a reflective formative log book for completion in your own working environment.

The summative assessment for this module has two components.

  • an objective structured clinical examination (OSCE). The OSCE provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate their ability to undertake a holistic assessment of the newborn including their ability to make appropriate referrals and develop evidence based plans of care. 
  • a written component, to provide you with the opportunity to critically examine and evaluate the evidence that informed your clinical decision making throughout the OSCE. 

Campus

Glenside

Careers/further study

The level 6 (undergraduate level) module can contribute towards:

  • BSc(Hons) Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • BSc(Hons) Health and Social Care
  • MSc Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • MSc Advanced Practice
  • Professional Development Award

The level 7 (Masters level) module can contribute towards:

  • MSc Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • MSc Advanced Practice
  • Professional Development Awards

Content

The course syllabus typically covers the following:

  • History taking and identification of risk factors
  • Preparation of the environment
  • NIPE screening programme, including current NIPE standards 
  • Holistic examination and assessment of the newborn, including abnormal findings
  • Use of equipment for examination purposes
  • Multidisciplinary teamwork
  • Referral pathways
  • Teaching and support of parents
  • Health education
  • Accountability and responsibility
  • Applied research studies

Course Director

Jemma Walker

Entry Requirements

You must have support and be working in a suitable practice area.

Introduction

This 20 credit level 6 (UZUR14-20-3) or level 7 (UZUR15-20-M) Examination of the Newborn module prepares midwives, neonatal nurses, community based nurses and specialist practitioners to undertake newborn screening, in accordance with Newborn and Infant Physical Examination (NIPE) standards, as part of a holistic assessment of newborn health.

On successful completion of this module, you will have:

  • Explored assessment of normal characteristics in the newborn
  • Developed ability to critically assess deviations from normal, including underlying pathophysiology and congenital abnormalities
  • Critically examined and evaluated the evidence base for newborn screening and its application to practice
  • Critically evaluated opportunities provided by the newborn examination to engage women and their families in health promotion
  • Explored the application of effective and appropriate communication skills to enhance newborn health assessment in practice
  • Demonstrated competence to meet the Newborn and Infant Physical Examination (NIPE) Standards whilst undertaking a full holistic assessment of newborn health 
  • Demonstrated leadership within care planning, risk assessment, referral and multidisciplinary team working.

Key Facts

You may be able to study these modules at Level 6 (BSc level) or Level 7 (Masters level) depending on your academic circumstances. Please contact the CPD Team or the Module Leader for advice if you are unsure which level would be best for you.

Learning and Teaching

A variety of teaching and learning strategies will be utilised throughout the module.

Independent learning

Includes hours engaged with tuto- led and self-directed study, case study development and assignment preparation.

Placement learning

You will undertake neonatal examinations in practice under the supervision of qualified practitioners from their practice area.

Scheduled learning

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Practical skills and simulation sessions
  • Work-based learning

Study facilities

The College of Health, Science and Society has an excellent reputation for the quality of its teaching and the facilities it provides.

Get a feel for the Health Professions facilities we have on offer here from wherever you are.

Telephone

+44 (0)117 32 81158

You can also follow us on Twitter @UWEhasCPD.

Title

20 credit level 6 or level 7 module


Click here to ask us a question about this course. Please include your full name with your question. If required, please let us know if you want us to add you to the future dates mailing list. Alternatively you may email us directly at pd@uwe.ac.uk


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Course Details


Course/Module Code

UZUR15-20-M

Level

M

Fees

23-24 Non-Accredited 20 credits

£783.00

Unassessed

23-24 Accredited 20 credits

£1048.00

Assessed

Course Dates

Select course date below to see all attendance days and to apply.
If no course dates are shown below this could be due to high demand or no availability. If your course is being funded by your employer and they have bought places in advance you will need to contact them to be given the links to apply.


Applications

University

Assessment

After completing core theory sessions, you will be provided with a reflective formative log book for completion in your own working environment.

The summative assessment for this module has two components.

  • an objective structured clinical examination (OSCE). The OSCE provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate their ability to undertake a holistic assessment of the newborn including their ability to make appropriate referrals and develop evidence based plans of care. 
  • a written component, to provide you with the opportunity to critically examine and evaluate the evidence that informed your clinical decision making throughout the OSCE. 

Campus

Glenside

Careers/further study

The level 6 (undergraduate level) module can contribute towards:

  • BSc(Hons) Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • BSc(Hons) Health and Social Care
  • MSc Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • MSc Advanced Practice
  • Professional Development Award

The level 7 (Masters level) module can contribute towards:

  • MSc Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • MSc Advanced Practice
  • Professional Development Awards

Content

The course syllabus typically covers the following:

  • History taking and identification of risk factors
  • Preparation of the environment
  • NIPE screening programme, including current NIPE standards 
  • Holistic examination and assessment of the newborn, including abnormal findings
  • Use of equipment for examination purposes
  • Multidisciplinary teamwork
  • Referral pathways
  • Teaching and support of parents
  • Health education
  • Accountability and responsibility
  • Applied research studies

Course Director

Jemma Walker

Entry Requirements

You must have support and be working in a suitable practice area.

Introduction

This 20 credit level 6 (UZUR14-20-3) or level 7 (UZUR15-20-M) Examination of the Newborn module prepares midwives, neonatal nurses, community based nurses and specialist practitioners to undertake newborn screening, in accordance with Newborn and Infant Physical Examination (NIPE) standards, as part of a holistic assessment of newborn health.

On successful completion of this module, you will have:

  • Explored assessment of normal characteristics in the newborn
  • Developed ability to critically assess deviations from normal, including underlying pathophysiology and congenital abnormalities
  • Critically examined and evaluated the evidence base for newborn screening and its application to practice
  • Critically evaluated opportunities provided by the newborn examination to engage women and their families in health promotion
  • Explored the application of effective and appropriate communication skills to enhance newborn health assessment in practice
  • Demonstrated competence to meet the Newborn and Infant Physical Examination (NIPE) Standards whilst undertaking a full holistic assessment of newborn health 
  • Demonstrated leadership within care planning, risk assessment, referral and multidisciplinary team working.

Key Facts

You may be able to study these modules at Level 6 (BSc level) or Level 7 (Masters level) depending on your academic circumstances. Please contact the CPD Team or the Module Leader for advice if you are unsure which level would be best for you.

Learning and Teaching

A variety of teaching and learning strategies will be utilised throughout the module.

Independent learning

Includes hours engaged with tuto- led and self-directed study, case study development and assignment preparation.

Placement learning

You will undertake neonatal examinations in practice under the supervision of qualified practitioners from their practice area.

Scheduled learning

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Practical skills and simulation sessions
  • Work-based learning

Study facilities

The College of Health, Science and Society has an excellent reputation for the quality of its teaching and the facilities it provides.

Get a feel for the Health Professions facilities we have on offer here from wherever you are.

Telephone

+44 (0)117 32 81158

You can also follow us on Twitter @UWEhasCPD.

Title

20 credit level 6 or level 7 module


Click here to ask us a question about this course. Please include your full name with your question. If required, please let us know if you want us to add you to the future dates mailing list. Alternatively you may email us directly at pd@uwe.ac.uk


Enquire

To view all CPD courses offered by UWE Bristol, please select (click on) the box below

View courses