University of Wolverhampton

University of Wolverhampton

Examination of the Newborn

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.

Course modules

Study looks at: Demonstrate application of knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the newborn to neonatal screening. Critically appraise the enhanced role of the midwife/ neonatal nurse/ specialist community public health nurse in examination of the newborn. Demonstrate competence in all aspects of the examination of the newborn. Recognise deviation from the normal and implement the appropriate follow up action and referral pathways.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Postgraduate Credits Part-time September 2017 - 1 Years

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Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Wolverhampton WV1 1AD West Midlands

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