Neonatal High Dependency Care

This module explores the specialist knowledge and specialist clinical practices required to underpin the delivery of special and high dependency neonatal nursing care.  The sessions will provide a platform for the critical analysis of assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of care of the sick and/or premature neonate.  Connections between specialist clinical practice and the altered anatomy and physiology of the sick and/or premature neonate will be considered, with reference to aspects of embryology.

Current developments in neonatal nursing will be considered and the professional dimensions of the professional role of the nurse within special and high dependency neonatal care will be explored.

This module will utilise the student’s personal experience to promote evidenced based care and enhance family centred care within the clinical areas delivering special and high dependency neonatal care.

Entry requirements

  • Effective registration with appropriate professional statutory regulatory body
  • Ability to study to degree level (120 credits level 4/5) or evidence of recent study  at level 6.

If you do not meet this criteria, please contact the module leader to discuss your individual situation.

How to apply

Online Application Forms and Guidance Information


Key information

Module Category: NMAH
Module Code: 3355
Module Credits: 30
Module Level: 6

Module leader
T: 0116 201 3963


Semester 1: 2018

  • 09.00-16.30  09 October
  • 09.00-16.30  23 October
  • 09.00-16.30  06 November
  • 09.00-16.30  20 November
  • 09.00-16.30  04 December
  • 09.00-16.30  11 December 

Return to study

This is a degree-level module in which you will be expected to produce assessed work at degree-level standard.

If it is sometime since you undertook other kinds of academically assessed work, you will be well advised to consider undertaking some self-directed academic updating around returning to study.

More information can be found here

How to Apply

Please email LBR admissions 


Applicants may be funded by Learning Beyond Registration (LBR) Contract. If applicants are independently funding then costs will be discussed with the administrating team.


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