This module will enable practitioners to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to competently undertake a full health and physical assessment of the neonate. (For this module, the term 'neonate' is used to represent the time from birth to the first six weeks of life.)
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The module is aimed at post registration midwives and nurses working with neonates. Applicants will need to be working within a neonatal environment (midwfery, health visiting or neonatal unit) in order to achieve the clinical competencies and access a relevant placement.
The legal and ethical discussion paper will be submitted halfway through the module. The case study and clinical learning outcomes are submitted at the end of the course.
Active participation in case scenario/active learning/group discussions.
Undertake a minimum of 25 neonatal examinations carried out within the clinical environment and supervised by a paediatric registrar or appropriate experienced practitioner. These examinations completed under supervision will facilitate the student in developing the skills that will be assessed by the final five pass/fail examinations. Achievement of clinical learning outcomes and a final five neonatal examinations assessed by an appropriate senior practitioner, which will include questions as appropriate to the situation.