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Faculty of Health Sciences

Systematic Examination of the Newborn

Continuing Professional Development Individual module

Level of study

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What you'll study

This module will build on previous knowledge and experience of the care of the healthy neonate and the role of the midwife in promoting independent family life.

The aim of the module is to support students to identify factors that predispose the neonate to ill health, recognise deviations from normal health status, and to initiate appropriate monitoring, care and referral for the compromised or sick neonate.

The module will equip students with the knowledge and skills to underpin the full systematic physical examination of the newborn. This incorporates the Newborn and Infant Physical Examination (NIPE) screening elements (Public Health England, 2021).

Starts in: Duration:
May 12 weeks (1 semester)

12 weeks (Theory) 8 days attendance at the University over 12 weeks. Practice component to be completed by August 2023.

Benefit from the amazing facilities of our new £28-million Health Campus with its mock operating theatre, hospital ward and intensive care unit.

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Developed with our NHS partners, our programmes are constantly updated to reflect the very latest in health care thinking.

Clinical placements give our students the skills, experience and support to become confident and compassionate health practitioners.

Expert staff work with NHS clinicians to deliver programmes from ‘bite-size’ taster sessions to PhDs in some of the UK’s finest facilities.

Entry requirements

Applicants are required to be on NMC register as a registered midwife.

Fees and funding

May intake

Home: £1,220 (per 20 credit module)

September intake

Home: £1,285 (per 20 credit module)

International: Please contact 

Funding may be available through your employer.