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  • Study Type

    Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Nursing & Health

  • Start Date


  • Course Duration

    1 year part-time

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  • Course Fees

    Please visit our website for the Enhanced Neonatal Care course fee information.

  • Last Updated

    04 June 2019

The Postgraduate Certificate in Enhanced Neonatal Care will help staff working in this specialised clinical field to further develop and consolidate their knowledge and understanding.

You will learn clinical skills necessary to the holistic health and care needs of sick and premature newborn babies, including areas such as venepuncture and blood gas analysis, and practice these skills under expert supervision.

Why Enhanced Neonatal Care at Swansea?

We are the only university in Wales to offer this specialist postgraduate certificate in Enhanced Neonatal Care. Based in our College of Human and Health Sciences, you will benefit from a diverse teaching and research environment, with many opportunities to make connections across disciplines.

We have strong links with a range of research networks and similar departments in universities in Europe and around the world, so your learning is informed by the latest policy and practice developments.

Your Enhanced Neonatal Care experience

Your studies in Enhanced Neonatal Care will be underpinned by an eight day intensive clinical training programme delivered by staff in Abertawe Bro Morgannwg’s Neonatal Unit.

Our academic staff are active in a wide range of research fields, offering an unrivalled mix of academic excellence and current policy and practice expertise.

You will be joining a university that is ranked first in the UK for postgraduate student satisfaction (What Uni 2017).

Enhanced Neonatal Care careers

There are career opportunities as part of specialised neonatal care teams. You could also pursue opportunities in research, management, teaching, or as a consultant nurse.

How you're taught on the Enhanced Neonatal Care course

NEST is an eight day intensive clinical programme which is delivered by staff in ABMU Neonatal Unit. You will need to attend all eight days and then complete supervised practice to achieve defined clinical skills.

As part of the course you will need to identify a suitable clinical mentor who can support learning in your clinical environment and assess clinical competence.

The Enhanced Neonatal Care course involves completion of two 30 credit work based learning modules which are assessed via completion of a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates underpinning knowledge, learning and mastery of associated clinical skills.

Attainment of the Post Graduate Certificate is through attendance of the eight taught days, submission of the two module portfolios and competence based assessment in clinical practice of the integrated clinical skills. 

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Visit the Enhanced Neonatal Care PGCert page on the Swansea University website for more details!




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