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Neonatal Intensive Care - Level 6 - MW0629

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About this course

This course is part of Continuing Workforce Development for NHS practitioners. If you are interested in participating, please fill out the application form and gain authorisation from an appropriate decision maker within the NHS before sending it back to us.

Please note this module offers a variety of intake dates. Submit your application for the default month, which appears on the book now page, and indicate your preferred intake in the personal statement section from the date(s) listed in the orange box on this page. Your programme support team will be in touch to confirm your actual start date in due course. For further queries, please contact us by emailing hs.cipdinfo@northumbria.ac.uk.

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. 

Learn from the best

Designed by a multi-professional team including Nurses, Midwives, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Social Care Staff and Medical practitioners our range of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is tailored towards individuals who are driving and enabling practice development in NHS North East.

Northumbria is the principal provider of nurse education in the North East of England and was named Nurse Education Provider of the Year (post-registration) for three consecutive years by Student Nursing Times.

We have excellent relationships with partner services in health, social care and social work and our range of CPD provision supports practitioners and managers to engage in professional learning and then examine how this can be integrated in the practice arena.

 

Teaching and assessment

This module will be supported by the Northern Neonatal Network, and your unit clinical educators. You will learn through a combination of formal lectures, seminars and tutorials. As there are clinical outcomes to be achieved you will be supported in practice by a designated mentor.

Assessment is by summative written assignment (2,500 words) and demonstration of the achievement of clinical outcomes relevant to your own workplace. Both parts of the assessment must be successfully achieved in order to gain academic accreditation. Formative feedback on progress will be via a designated mentor and network / clinical educator. Summative feedback will be provided by written comments on work submitted.

 

Learning environment

This module is based at our Coach Lane Campus where you will have access to cutting-edge facilities with technology embedded through all aspects of your CPD course.

 

Research-rich learning

Northumbria University has been ranked in the top quartile in the UK for research power in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing. Additionally, more than 80% of our research activity in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing is rated as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014).

 

Give your career an edge

This module forms part of a staff induction package for Neonatal Intensive Care.

 

Your future

This 20 credit module can count towards the BSc in Practice Development

Course info

Award Type 10, 20 or 30 academic credits

Delivery Method Blend of Lectures, Seminars and Simulation Exercise

Sector Healthcare Public Health

Location Coach Lane Campus

Start Fenruary 2018

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.

This course is based at our Coach Lane Campus East where you will have access to cutting-edge facilities with technology embedded through all aspects of the module. 

Previous evidence of level 5 study. You must be working in Neonatal Intensive Care to be able to fulfil the requisite clinical competencies. Previous clinical experience in Low/High Dependency care is essential.

The aim of this module is to assist staff new to the speciality in developing knowledge and skills in relation to Intensive Care:

  1. Utilise knowledge of applied pathophysiology to assess plan, implement and critically evaluate care for babies and their families requiring Intensive Care
  2. Demonstrate the correct procedures to minimise risk to infants and families within their care
  3. Critically evaluate decision making skills in practice
  4. Exhibit a professional approach when dealing with sensitive issues in practice
  5. Communicate effectively within the multi disciplinary team when caring for infants and their families
  6. Demonstrate reflexivity, creativity and innovation in relation to practice

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