Examination of the Newborn (Level 7) Short Course Postgraduate Credit

University of Wolverhampton    School of Allied Health and Midwifery

Part time February, October Other 12 weeks part time
Nursing & Health (27)

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The "Examination of the Newborn (Level 7) Short Course Postgraduate Credit" is a comprehensive programme designed for healthcare professionals, including midwives, nurses, neonatal nurses, and community specialist staff. This course equips participants with the necessary skills to conduct thorough and competent examinations of newborns, meeting the standards set by the National Screening Committee and NICE Guidelines. Available at both Level 6 and Level 7, this course offers flexibility for career progression. Key learning outcomes include understanding newborn anatomy and physiology, critical appraisal of the practitioner's role, and competence in all aspects of newborn examination. Applicants must hold registrant status and have access to clinical opportunities and mentorship.

About the course

Completion of the course enables healthcare professionals such as midwives, nurses, neonatal nurses and community specialist staff to competently undertake a skilled examination of the newborn that meets the requirements of the National Screening Committee Standards (2008) and NICE Guidelines (2006). The module aims to equip practitioners with underpinning theoretical knowledge to support the holistic assessment of the newborn in clinical practice.

This module is offered at Level 6 and Level 7 study. They both run on the same days.

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Entry Requirements

Applicants should hold registrant status as a midwife, neonatal nurse or specialist community public health nurse with the NMC Nursing and Midwifery Council. Applicants should have access to clinical opportunities to examine the newborn and support from an appropriately qualified mentor.


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