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Physical Assessment and Care of the Newborn - Level 6 - AC6698

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About this course

This module is commissioned by Health Education England as part of its continuing workforce development (CWD) portfolio. If you are interested in participating, please complete the application form and gain authorisation from your Line Manager and your Trust Training Coordinator.

To apply please make a note of the module start month, click on book 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. If you receive a place you will be emailed an official offer letter, you will need to respond confirming your place within 10 working days.

If you have any queries please contact us via email at hl.academic.support@northumbria.ac.uk 

This short course will introduce you to the process of history taking and undertaking the physical examination of the newborn, including the screening elements which underpin the newborn element of the National Screening Programme in the UK. You will get the opportunity to critically appraise the standards around screening, debate the evidence informing referral pathways and timescales and demonstrate your experiential knowledge of the newborn baby in the early newborn period.

This course would suit a range of healthcare professionals who would like to develop their practice in the area of physical assessment and associated screening of the newborn baby. It is recommended for those practitioners who are either currently required to use these skills in practice or in the near future. You must be able to secure mentoring and support from a suitably qualified clinical mentor in your employing trust; these are likely to include midwives who are providing NIPE, specialist trainees in paediatrics, Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioners.

The content of the module will include the following:

History skills

Screening standards from the newborn screening programme

History and examination of the Cardiovascular system

History and examination of the Hips

History and examination of the Eyes

History and examination of the Testes

Exploration and debate of the evidence underpinning care planning in common scenarios in the early newborn period.

 

Study Dates for April Cohort

Thursday 11th April

Friday 12th April

Monday 24th June

Friday 25th October 

 

 

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

The module will be delivered through a combination of work-based learning, guided study, structured lectures and practical workshops.

You will be undertaking work-based learning from the beginning of this short course. You will be assessed on both theoretical and practical elements of the module, through  an Objective Structured Clinical Examination with case based discussion and through a portfolio demonstrating workplace experiences to develop clinical competency.

 

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.

 

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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

As well as enhancing your CV, this module will enable you to use the intellectual and theoretical skills gained to develop your practice in the area of newborn examination

Course info

Award Type 20 Credit, Level 6

Sector Healthcare Public Health

Study Mode Part Time

Location Coach Lane Campus

Start April 2019

This course would suit a range of healthcare professionals who would like to develop their practice in the area of physical assessment and associated screening of the newborn baby. It is recommended for those practitioners who are either currently required to use these skills in practice or in the near future. You must be able to secure mentoring and support from a suitably qualified clinical mentor in your employing trust; these are likely to include midwives who are providing NIPE, specialist trainees in paediatrics, Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioners.

Previous evidence of level 5 study.

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