Special and High Dependency Care of the Newborn

 

Special and High Dependency Care of the Newborn

This module aims to provide evidence-based care for babies requiring special and high dependency and ensuring competent practitioners; to promote independent learning, demonstrating research ability and provide focus for further development. This CPD module is aimed at registered nurses working in a Special Care Baby Unit/ Neonatal Unit.

MODULE CODE CAMPUS DURATION START DATE
FC3S024 Glyntaff campus and the University Hospital of Wales TBC TBC

  •  Anatomy and physiology of foetus and newborn
  • Intrauterine factors affecting the newborn
  • Neonatal nutrition
  • Breast feeding initiative
  • Temperature regulation
  • Promoting neonatal development
  • Principles of special care and high dependency nursing
  • Care of the family in the neonatal unit
  • Nursing procedures
  • Pain management

It is important to remember that this is a nursing module and at the end of this study period, you will have increased your knowledge and clinical skills in this area. This will require more than attendance at the study day. To be successful at degree level requires your commitment to be an active learner. This will entail additional reading and a questioning attitude whilst meeting the clinical learning outcomes for this module.

There will be both formative and summative assessment. Summative assessment will be via theoretical assignments, including a neonatal case study and achievement of clinical competencies. 

Key skills will be assessed within each of the modules, which comprise the course and will be assessed via the theoretical assignment, portfolio entries and achievement of clinical learning and practice outcomes as specified in the Clinical Competencies Assessment Document.

All normal university regulations will apply in relation to assessment, referral and progression of students undertaking this framework. These regulations will be discussed on the first day of your module.

Formative assessment

Formative assessment will be via student involvement in group work, problem solving exercises and performance of clinical skills. During the module you will be formatively assessed and receive feedback and guidance from module tutors. 

Summative assessment

A 3,000 word reflection, reflecting on one or two learning outcomes of the special care & HDU module and the assessment grid. 

Key skills will be assessed within each of the modules, which comprise the course and will be assessed via the theoretical assignment, portfolio entries and achievement of clinical learning and practice outcomes as specified in the Clinical Competencies Assessment Document.

Practice assessment 

Within the clinical areas, students will be supported by an allocated clinical mentor for the duration of each placement.  Clinical practice is monitored and assessed by the development of a student portfolio and the clinical competency document. The portfolio is used to demonstrate competence in the clinical area and both the mentor and personal tutor are normally involved in the summative clinical assessments. 

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