Midwifery Examination of the Newborn Cert

Midwifery Examination of the Newborn Cert

This course aims to produce knowledgeable and skilled professionals, equipping them to meet the requirements of a rapidly changing neonatal service. The course will prepare midwives to undertake the examination of the normal newborn baby as screening for abnormality.

The underlying normal and altered anatomy and physiology of major systems, normal morphology, common congenital and chromosomal abnormalities will form the background of the physical examination, whilst the sociological, behavioural and professional aspects complete the holistic process.

Entry and Admissions


ANCILLARY AWARD:Post-Registration

LEVEL:Short Course / CPD

STUDY MODE: Part time


COURSE LENGTH: Part-time: Over a 28 week period, seven days in all.

SCHOOL: School of Community Health and Midwifery

PARTNER COLLEGES: No Partner College

CAMPUS: Preston

START DATE: October 2020

Entry Requirements:

The course is open to all professionals who are currently involved in providing care for neonates and may include neonatal nurses, midwives and doctors.

Course Handbook

To read about the course in more depth, please download the course handbook: 2019/20 | 2020/21.

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.

Course Content


  • Anatomy and physiology of general systems: heart, lungs, CNS, skeletal, endocrine, gastro-intestinal
  • Review of transition to extra-uterine life
  • Normal morphology of the neonate
  • Congenital defects and abnormalities
  • Genetics overview - common chromosomal abnormalities
  • Common neonatal Infections - identification of infected baby
  • Screening and method of examination, recognition of the abnormal
  • Communication issues: giving feedback to parents referral and communication to multidisciplinary team
  • Sociological influences - cultural and familial
  • Neonatal behavioural and family issues
  • Professional issues; including enhanced role, autonomy and advocacy issues, NMC responsibilities, legal aspects.

Learning Environment & Assessment

The course will utilise structured lectures, guided learning material. The sessions will enable the exploration of theory in relation to the students practice experiences.

The course is assessed by written assignment, viva voce and 20 summative neonatal examinations.

Fees & Funding

You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892440
Email: SFFTeam@uclan.ac.uk
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE

For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.

How to Apply

Individuals working for health and social care organisations should initially discuss their application with their employer as arrangements may be in place for financial and study leave support.

Individuals can purchase this course as an independent student and should obtain an application form from:

Post-registration Recruitment
Faculty of Health and Wellbeing
University of Central Lancashire
Preston PR1 2HE
Tel: 01772 893836/ 3839
Email: healthcpd@uclan.ac.uk

About UCLan

Post-registration Recruitment

Faculty of Health & Wellbeing

University of Central Lancashire,
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 89 3836 / 3839

Email: healthcpd@uclan.ac.uk