The principle aims for this course is to provide post-qualification continuing professional development in the speciality of Neonatal care, striving to enhance the knowledge skills and values of staff within neonatal care areas at a qualified in speciality level. This course has been developed in collaboration with Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and represents core education and training pertinent to neonatal speciality areas, including the intensive care environment.
This module focuses on the assessment and management of the neonate in low dependency and special care settings. Topics include anatomy and pathophysiology the psychosocial and cultural needs of the family unit in the neonatal setting, developing therapeutic relationships and leadership strategies to facilitate collaboration and effective performance of the team.
This module focuses on the assessment and management of the neonate in high dependency and intensive care settings. Topics include legal and ethical implications of neonatal care, pharmacological interventions, and the resuscitation of the neonate.
How you’re taught
Teaching will be delivered using a variety of approaches, which include, lectures, problem-based learning, peer-learning, simulation and reflection on clinical practice. Each module will encourage students to examine the knowledge and skills requirements for advanced and competent practice, along with opportunity to explore specific themes based upon experiences in practice.
The course is delivered through a blended delivery of on campus and online learning and will include teaching from a variety of clinicians with specialist expertise. This co-delivery of education will enable learners to benefit from both clinical and academic knowledge to augment their learning and provides a symbiotic approach to professional development.
Working in a Neonatal area is a compulsory component of the course to enable you to develop the necessary competencies required for the course. In order to complete the skills portfolio, you will need to have access to appropriate learning opportunities through your practice settings and that your employer will allow you to use your work in these settings as learning opportunities for the modules on the course.
How you’re assessed
- Critical reflection
- Case study
- Observed structured clinical examination (OSCE)
Campus and facilities
The purpose-built Health & Allied Professions (HAP) Centre is home to our world-class teaching, practice, research and scholarship in the Institute of Health and Allied Professions (IHAP).
- Applicants will be registered nurses currently working in a neonatal environment
- Applicants for the Professional certificate must have a level 5 qualification, applicants for the Post graduate certificate must have a level 6 qualification or evidence of the ability to study at Level 6
- Applicants must be supported by the managers
Fees and funding
Fees and funding
Course Costs £2,400
Getting in touch
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How to apply
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This course is not open to international students.
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