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Examination of the Newborn

Credit bearing module

Key facts

Course code

HESC7031

Start dates

January 2023

Application deadline

1 December (for a January start).

Ideally, we would like to receive the applications before the above deadlines but we can be flexible with the closing dates for accepting the applications.

Course length

Part time: Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities: 32 hours. Guided Independent Study: 300 hours.

Academic level

7

Academic credits

40

This course is not available to students classed as International for fees purposes.

Overview

This module will enable you to competently undertake a full physical examination of the newborn. This will be from a holistic perspective, critically appraising the relevant antenatal and intrapartum factors in relation to contemporary literature and professional responsibilities. This will also be in accordance with local and national policy, as well as the current standards of the Newborn and Infant Physical Examination (NIPE) Screening Committee, Public Health England.

Upon completion of this NIPE module, you will have developed the necessary skills to conduct newborn examinations. You will also have gained vital underpinning theoretical knowledge in order to undertake these examinations according to up to date, evidence-based practice.

This module can be taken as part of a masters pathway in the Health Sciences Open Award.

You will be assessed through an in-class test and practical examinations.

Healthcare professional assessing newborn

How to apply

Entry requirements

You must be a registered midwife or nurse, and be supported to achieve practical requirements by your employing Trust.

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

When you accept our offer, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment. You should therefore read those conditions before accepting the offer.

English language requirements

In addition to the academic entry qualifications, if your first language is not English you must demonstrate that your level of English is appropriate for study at postgraduate level. An IELTS overall score of 7.0 is required for this course.

Application process

Apply through our Moodle Portal.

This module can be taken as part of a masters pathway in the Health Sciences Open Award.

Tuition fees

Please see the fees note
2022 / 23
CPD Home (UK) part time
£870

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

Tuition fees

2022 / 23
CPD Home (UK) part time
£870

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

+44 (0)1865 483088

financefees@brookes.ac.uk

Fees quoted are for the first year only. If you are studying a course that lasts longer than one year your fees will increase each year.

Financial support and scholarships

For general sources of financial support, see our Fees and funding pages.

Additional costs

Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course, if any, are detailed below.

Programme Changes:

On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website.

For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.

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