Concepts of Care of the Newborn (SNM623)
This unit is part of the Postgraduate Certificate in Neonatal Intensive Care, it is not available to study as a stand-alone unit.
Who is it for?
This unit is for nurses who are registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). You must hold a degree in adult or children’s nursing and currently be employed within the context of a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) or neonatal surgical units. You must have at least 6 months to 1 years experience in the NICU and high dependency care context before commencing this module.
Overview of content:
What is it about?
This unit is designed to enable neonatal nurses to develop an in depth knowledge of the pathophysiology of the newborn with reference to establishing, supporting and maintaining homeostasis for babies who require special care from birth and their familes. The completion of a written assessment will enable critical discussion, which demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the key issues, along with analysis and application of current relevant research findings to their practice.
How does it enhance practice?
Completion of this unit will enable the practitioner to provide the specialist skills, knowledge and expertise relevant to the concepts of care of a neonate requiring specialist care at birth. This includes a deeper and broader understanding of the neonate and family health needs within the context of changing health care provision and the use of evidence based practice. The 15 level 7 credit awarded on successful completion of this unit can be used towards becoming qualified in specialty (QIS) with a Post Graduate Certificate in Neonatal Intensive Care.
Mode of Assessment:
Assessment of theory is through successful completion of a 3,000 word reflective essay.
The material submitted should demonstrate analysis of the context of practice.
Assessment of practice is through successful completion of the learning contracts
Links to Professional/Academic Award:
PG Certificate in Neonatal Intensive Care
PG Diploma in Enhancing Neonatal Practice
MMedSci in Advancing Practice
15 credits at level 7
12 x study days over 13 weeks
Start Date: 06.01.14
Attendance Dates: 06.01.14, 07.01.14, 09.01.14, 14.01.14, 23.01.14, 04.02.14, 13.02.14, 18.02.14, 27.02.14, 04.03.14, 13.03.14, 18.03.14
University of Sheffield - Central Campus
If successful in your application for the course you will receive a confirmation email the exact details of the location of teaching, closer to the start date.
The School of Nursing and Midwifery is based at Barber House, Glossop Road, Sheffield; opposite the Royal Hallamshire Hospital however teaching may take place across the University site. Please see a map below of the Central Campus; Barber House is number 92 (it has not yet been updated on the key). If you have any enquiries about the location of the teaching please contact the General Enquiry Line on 0114 222 2030.
Programme Leader/Contact Name:
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