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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.

You will develop your knowledge and understanding of the infant and family requiring Neonatal Intensive care. You will understand complicated altered physiology that leads to the need for intensive support and physiological care of the infant. You will learn the importance of a collaborative approach to family centred care and how the needs of the infant and family are essential to Neonatal intensive practice.

You will understand the complexities of caring for a child requiring intensive care in relation to nutrition, hydration, pain management, infection prevention, resuscitation, palliative care, discharge and transfer to neighbouring units or home. The module builds on the subject matter covered in the specialist and high dependency module. The subject matter may appear similar; however, the focus is very different when considering intensive care, as opposed to specialist and high dependency.

Please find an outline of the course syllabus below:

  • Factors affecting growth/ development and nutrition
  • Management of respiratory care
  • Neonatal resuscitation and stabilisation
  • Ventilation
  • Extreme Prematurity
  • Ill term infant
  • Overview of Cardiac problems
  • Common surgical problems in the new-born
  • Neonatal viability and ethics of neonatal care provision
  • Operationalisation of neonatal services
  • Basic neonatal pharmacology
  • End of life care

Teaching Dates:

Thursday January 27th 2022 (start date)
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 Level 7

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.

Degree level

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

Knowledge & Understanding:

  1. You will critically synthesise the evidence base which informs Neonatal specialist and high dependency care, leading to an enhanced understanding of 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 lead 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 generate new 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 review 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 lead developments in 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 and build 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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