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A number of funding arrangements are available for this module in 21/22 and you should contact your CWD lead for information and approval before accepting your place as you may be liable for fees. Students wishing to apply from outside our region should contact the email below.

To apply please make a note of the module start month, click on apply now and choose the application for the correct starting month. Once your application is complete we will contact you in order to confirm whether or not you have been allocated a place.

In order to assist you in completing your application we have attached guidance notes. Please refer to these while completing your application. The deadline for you to submit an application for this module is 10 working days prior to the start date shown below.

**PLEASE NOTE – the Continuous Workforce Development (CWD) policy we have with Health Education England and the NHS Trusts states that you must have authorisation from your CWD Lead before applying for the module. A list of CWD Leads can be found here.  

BEFORE YOU CLICK “Apply Now” to apply - please ensure you have confirmed your authorisation to attend the module with your CWD Lead as you will be asked to enter their name and email address as a reference on your application.

If you do not provide details of your CWD Lead with your application this will delay the progress of your application and your place on the module may be at risk. Instructions on how to add the details of your CWD as a reference are found within the guidance notes below **

GUIDANCE NOTES

 

 

If you have any questions or queries about this module please contact us via email at NSBackOffice@northumbria.ac.uk or call (0191) 4060901.

This module is designed for staff new to neonatal intensive care, and will enable you to build on your previous clinical experience of high/low dependency care in order to enhance your professional practice.

After completing the module, you will be able to use your knowledge of applied pathophysiology to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care whilst ensuring the correct procedures are adopted to minimise risk to infants and their families. You will also feel more confident dealing with sensitive issues in practice. This module is delivered in practice to form part of a staff induction package and recognition of QIS (DH 2009). It is delivered in conjunction with the completion of clinical competencies as part of the induction period in the workplace. 

Teaching Dates:

Thursday January 27th 2022
Thursday February 3rd 2022
Thursday February 10th 2022
Thursday February 17th 2022
Thursday February 24th 2022
Thursday March 3rd 2022
Thursday March 10th 2022
Thursday March 17th 2022
Thursday March 24th 2022
Thursday March 31st 2022

 

Course Information

Award Type 10, 20 or 30 academic credits

Delivery Method Online Delivery

Mode of Study
Part Time

Start Thursday January 27th 2022

Sector
Health, Sport and Social Care

This module is designed for staff new to neonatal intensive care, and will enable you to build on your previous clinical experience of high/low dependency care in order to enhance your professional practice.

Must be employed on a regional Neonatal unit and approved by unit manager.

Knowledge & Understanding:

  1. You will critically analyse the evidence base which informs Neonatal specialist and high dependency care, and the contribution a Neonatal qualified in speciality nurse/midwife (QIS) makes to  specialist and high dependency care
  2. You will critically analyse the national, organisational and professional standards, guidelines and policies to ensure safe and Sustainable Neonatal specialist and high dependency care
  3. You will conceptualise key concepts and theories in specialist practice to analyse dominant discourses in the context of specialist and high dependency care
  4. You will apply knowledge and understanding to demonstrate how specialist and high dependency care is managed and coordinated at a regional level.

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:

  1. You will critically apply legislation, professional guidelines, and ethical principles to professional practice
  2. You will look critically at the specific care of an infant to build intellectual knowledge and question professional practice.
  3. You will enhance communication skills to involve parents in a collaborative approach to developing Neonatal care
  4. You will recognise the role of collaborative working within the regional network to deliver high quality specialist care
  5. You will critically reflect on your own intellectual, professional skills & abilities and develop action plans to problem solve and achieve personal and professional goals

Personal Values Attributes:

  1. You will work collaboratively with peers in a learning community, this will help you to develop professional networks and peer support opportunities
  2. You will formulate action-plans to meet the module learning outcomes and your own personal, professional goals as part of a strategy for lifelong learning and professional learning

If you have any questions or queries about this module please contact us via email at NSBackOffice@northumbria.ac.uk or call (0191) 4060901.

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