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.
- 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 a 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.
Award: Cert, Post-Registration
Level: Short Course, CPD
Study Mode: Part time
Duration: 28 weeks
Start Date: October
The course is open to all professionals who are currently involved in providing care for neonates and may include neonatal nurses, midwives and doctors.