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Short Course

Neonatal Care: A Developmental Perspective

Many consider developmental care to be an essential aspect of quality neonatal care. This course provides practitioners with an opportunity to explore critically some of the important current conceptual, theoretical understandings, evidence base and practical applications of developmental care.


Course overview

  • Perspectives on the focus and ideology of developmental care.
  • Theories of developmental care.
  • Behavioural assessment tools including sleep-wake assessment.
  • The development of feeding ability and the facilitation of effective strategies and methods.

Award: Short course, Post-Registration
Level: CPD
Delivery: Campus
Study Mode: Part-time
Duration: 15 weeks
Campus: Preston
Start Date: October

Entry requirements

Current NMC registration.


This course is based in the School of Community Health and Midwifery located in the Faculty of Health and Care

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