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Neonatal Special and High Dependency Care - Level 7 - MW0713

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About this course

**THIS MODULE IS NOT RUNNING IN ACADEMIC YEAR 2017/18 THEREFORE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT BEING ACCEPTED**

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.

Designed to meet the needs of nursing and midwifery staff caring for a special and high dependency infant in the Neonatal unit, this module can be combined with the Neonatal intensive care module to lead to the award of Specialist Neonatal Practice.

You will explore Neonatal practice with colleagues from many units in the region, engaging in discussion and debate to understand the complexities and challenges caring for an infant receiving special and high dependency care and their family.

You will gain an understanding of the specialist needs of infants in Neonatal units including thermoregulation, nutrition, pain management, palliative care, infection control and discharge and transfer to neighbouring units or home. You will also understand the physiological changes as an infant adapts to extra uterine life, and how problems with this transition lead to infants requiring your care.

Although this module is not currently taking applications, if you have any queries please email our programme support team at hs.cipdinfo@northumbria.ac.uk.

Learn from the Best

Designed by a multi-professional team including Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Midwives, 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

You will learn through lectures, seminars, group work, use of on-line resources and discussion boards, supported by group/individual tutorials. This varied approach allows you as an individual and with Neonatal colleagues from many units to question the knowledge base that underpins Neonatal care and informs your professional role.

Working within one unit can limit your ability to question practice.However, as all students in the module are from Neonatal units, and all share similar approaches to care, you can discuss different approaches with likeminded individuals, to identity areas for improvement and development in your specific area. Also, as units vary in intensity you will discuss practice and the evidence base underpinning the care of infants you may not care for. The module runs at level 6 (graduate certificate) and level 7 (Masters level post graduate certificate). Students from both levels are taught together to reinforce the collaborative and sharing approach to learning through seminars and discussion.

The level of inquiry, critique and ability to synthesis new knowledge and understanding in the summative final assignment is what separates the two levels. This level being a 3000-word case study of an infant receiving specialist and high dependency care.

Learning Environment

This course 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.

You will have access to 24/7 generic IT support and access to the full range of student administration and support services offered by Northumbria University which includes library and learning support outlined fully in the module handbook.

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).

 

Course info

Award Type 30 credits, Level 7

Delivery Method Blend of Lectures, Workshops, Reflective Practice, Seminars and Directed Study

Sector Healthcare Public Health

Location Coach Lane Campus

Start TBC - Please contact hs.cipdinfo@northumbria.ac.uk

This module would suit midwifery staff in the neonatal specialist and high dependency care area.

This course 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.

You will have access to 24/7 generic IT support and access to the full range of student administration and support services offered by Northumbria University which includes library and learning support outlined fully in the module handbook.

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