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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 enables midwives and neonatal professionals to enhance their existing skills and expertise in examination and care of the newborn. The module is work based which enables you to learn in a familiar environment. 

On this module, you will learn to be a Newborn and Infant and Physical Examination (NIPE) practitioner. You will develop your current understanding of newborn assessment. Newborn examination skills will be enhanced to incorporate competency in performing the 4 specific screening elements of the NHS Newborn and Infant and Physical Examination (NIPE) programme, these are the examination of the newborn heart, testes, eyes and the hips. You will learn about the NHS Newborn and Infant Physical Examination Screening (NIPE) Programme, the rationale for the newborn examination standards, and the implementation of the programme in the UK. You will determine how this will direct your practice and understanding of referral and decision making.

Guided study will enable you to review and increase your knowledge of newborn physiology, the normal parameters of health and potential deviations from normal as well as understanding the aetiology and recognition of congenital abnormalities. You will evaluate the practitioner accountability and responsibility when assuming an enhanced role

The module will assist you to embrace specific aspects of newborn wellbeing, you will review contemporary evidence and research to evaluate care, for example neonatal jaundice. The newborn examination is an opportunity to dialogue with parents and to reinforce health promotion messages, you will review the evidence base and communication approaches when addressing for example, safe sleeping, recognising the ill baby and responsive parenting. 

This module is fully online; for each cohort the first two dates below indicate 2 x 2hr group sessions via Blackboard collaborate with the module tutor. The third date indicates the assessment week. The remainder of the teaching/learning is online and staged around the group sessions and designed to be undertaken flexibly around the clinician's busy schedule. 

Delivery Dates:

October Cohort;

1pm - 3pm, Friday 1st October 2021
1pm - 3pm, Friday 26th November 2021
Assessment Week Starting - Monday 28th February 2022

January Cohort;

1pm - 3pm, Friday 14th January 2022
1pm - 3pm, Friday 11th March 2022
Assessment Week Starting - Monday 23rd May 2022

April Cohort;

1pm - 3pm, Friday 29th April 2022
1pm - 3pm, Friday 24th June 2022
Assessment Week Starting - Monday 10th October 2022

 

Course Information

Award Type Level 6

Delivery Method Online

Mode of Study
Part Time

Start 1st October 2021 or 14th January 2022 or 29th April 2022

Sector
Health, Sport and Social Care

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 supervision and assessment support from a suitably qualified clinical assessor in your employing trust; these are likely to include midwives who are providing NIPE, specialist trainees in paediatrics, Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioners. Support from your line manager to be able to undertake the module in the required timeframe is essential and should be assured before enrolment. 

Previous evidence of level 5 study.

Knowledge & Understanding:

1. You will appraise the principles of screening and physical assessment standards applied to the Newborn

2. You will demonstrate an informed understanding of the newborn parameters of health and wellbeing

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:

3. You will demonstrate competence to perform the Newborn and Infant Physical Examination (NIPE) screening and examination of the newborn

4. You will critically appraise evidence and research, and draw conclusions of its usefulness to inform newborn examination and care practice

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):

5. You will evaluate your professional role, and personal responsibility when assuming the remit as a NIPE practitioner

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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