Neonatal Intensive Care

This module explores the specialist knowledge and clinical skills in neonatal nursing care required to deliver neonatal intensive care to the neonate. The course will explore contemporary issues and developments in neonatal nursing care to provide holistic and evidence-based practice in the neonatal setting. This course will provide the skills and knowledge for students to critically analyse the assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of care for the sick neonate. The altered anatomy and physiology of the sick and/or preterm neonate will be explored, with reference to level 1 (ITU) neonates. It is a requirement of the module that you are currently employed as a health care provider in the care of neonates, with students having already completed the HDU (PCPH5025) module. At the end of this module successful students will gain QiS (Qualified in Speciality) status and go on to care for the most vulnerable neonates in society, regardless of level of unit. We have a range of speakers that deliver on the module and I always encourage students to share experiences so we can evaluate optimal care.

Entry Criteria

  • Effective registration with an appropriate Professional Statutory Regulatory Body (PSRB) in health care, such as NMC or HCPC
  • Minimum 12 months post-registration experience, normally within a health practice setting
  • Possess BSc (Hons) 2:2 degree award minimum
  • IELTS 6.5 in all criteria


  • Minimum of three years post-registration experience, normally within a health practice setting
  • Possess a BSc or 60 credits equivalent at level 6 which must include a research module (or equivalent)
  • Applicants who fall short of the above entry requirements may use the RPL mechanism to contribute towards the above criteria at the discretion of the Programme Leader

How to apply

Online application forms and guidance for application process


Key information

Module Category: PCPH
Module Code: 5026
Module Credits: 30
Module Level: 7

Module leader

Shaun Edwards


T: 0116 366 4731


Delivery dates: All taught days are on alternate Wednesdays. The teaching for this module is mostly face-to-face, with some sessions online via Microsoft Teams.

  • Week 1: 07/02/24
  • Week 2: 21/02/24
  • Week 3: 06/03/24
  • Week 4: 20/03/24
  • Week 5: 17/04/24
  • Week 6: 01/05/24

Assessment due: May 2024

Campus: Edith Murphy City Campus