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Physical Assessment and Care of the Newborn - Level 7 - AC7034
Applications have closed for this module in 20/21

**This module is full and applications have closed for 20/21. Delivery dates and applications for 21/22 will be available later in the year, please keep visiting this page for updates.**

This module is commissioned by Health Education England as part of its continuing workforce development (CWD) portfolio.

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.

In order to assist you in completing your application we have attached guidance notes below. 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 “Book 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.

Course Information

Award Type Level 7

Mode of Study
Part Time

Start Applications have closed for this module in 20/21

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 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.

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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