Neonatal Intensive Care

This module is suitable for nurses and midwives who wish to acquire the advanced skills required when caring for the critically sick newborn / neonate and extremely premature infant.  It provides a programme of specialist academic knowledge delivered by experts working in the field of Neonates and applies this to advanced neonatal clinical practice to enhance the care of the infant and their family.  The student will be supported in advancing their ability to critically analyze the evidence informing the management of this cohort of infants.

The module will offer underpinning neonatal pathophysiology as well as opportunity to explore the current developments in this advanced and technologically challenging area and enable the student to appreciate their professional role within neonatal intensive care.

The mode of assessment is by an unseen examination consisting of multiple choice questions and a structured essay.  Reflecting the importance of practice the module also offers assessment by a structured clinical simulation.   

Entry Criteria

  • The applicant must hold an effective registration with an appropriate professional statutory regulatory body.
  • The applicant needs to be working in a related neonatal nursing area where intensive care is provided to gain the appropriate clinical practice or be prepared to accept a short elective experience where these skills can be acquired.
  • Applicants who have already completed the 3355 are ideally prepared to embark on this module. 
  • Otherwise the applicant must be able to provide evidence of similar preparation. 
  • All applicants must hold a current CRB. 


How to apply

Online Application Forms and Guidance Information


Key information

Module Category: NMAH
Module Code: 3356
Module Credits: 30
Module Level: 7

Module leader

Berni Waldron
T: 0116 201 3956 


Semester 2

All Attendance Dates 09.00-13.00

  • Term week 1 Academic year week 19  Tuesday 7 February 2017
  • Term week 2 Academic year week 21 Tuesday 21 February 2017
  • Term week 3 Academic year week 23 Tuesday 7 March 2017
  • Term week 4 Academic year week 25 Tuesday 21 March 2017
  • Term week 5 Academic year week 27 Tuesday 4 April 2017


Week beginning 8 May  date TBC exam

Term week 34 Wednesday 25 May, 2017 Submission of practice documentation. 

Return to study

The student would be advised to consider membership of the Neonatal Nurses Association if not already a member and the RCN Acute Care Forum which houses the Paediatric and Neonatal special interest community.  Both the NNA and the RCN provide journals of related special interest.  


Students may be funded by LBR Contract.  If independently funding costs will be discussed with the administrating team.  


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