This module is designed to cover all aspects needed to enable you to become a qualified nurse/midwife neonatal and infant examiner. You’ll be able to demonstrate a systematic understanding of all the influences which may impact on the health of the newborn. You will critically appraise the literature and research which supports the evidence base of this specialist area of practice. You’ll demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of care pathways, medical examination skills and the ethical and legal aspects of this assessment. You’ll be able to critically evaluate all aspects of the assessment, including detection of abnormalities.
This module includes work-based learning and assessment in practice, in addition to university-based learning. This means you will need to demonstrate some clinical skills in practice and have a suitably qualified colleague assess your competence. They will do this using a Practice Assessment Document which will be provided when you start the module.
To develop and demonstrate the competencies listed in the Practice Assessment Document it is anticipated you will need to carry out at least 10 formative examinations and 5 fully competent newborn examinations during the module (which runs for 24 weeks). For this reason support from employing organization is required. Please note this is in addition to the theory components of the module.
To join the module students will need to demonstrate the ability to study at level 7. This could be demonstrated through previous study at Level 7 and/or achievement of above 55% on a level 6 module and/or achievement of a 2:2 at level 6 BSc