Neonatal Special and High Dependency Care

This module explores the specialist knowledge and clinical skills in neonatal nursing care required to deliver special and high dependency care to the neonate. The course will explore contemporary issues and development in neonatal nursing care to provide holistic and evidence-based practice in the neonatal setting. This course will provide the skills and knowledge to assess, plan, deliver and evaluate care of the sick neonate. The altered anatomy and physiology of the sick and/or preterm neonate will be explored, with reference to aspects of embryology. It is a requirement of the module that you are currently employed as a health care provider in the care of neonates. At the end of this module students will be invited to attend the Neonatal ITU module and complete their QiS (Qualified in Speciality) studies and go on to care for the most vulnerable neonates within the neonatal intensive care environment. We have a range of speakers that deliver on the module and I always encourage students to share experiences so we can evaluate the 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

Non Standard

  • 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: 5025
Module Credits: 30
Module Level: 7

Module leader

Shaun Edwards


T: +44 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: 4/10/23
  • Week 2: 18/10/23
  • Week 3: 01/11/23
  • Week 4: 15/11/23
  • Week 5: 29/11/23
  • Week 6: 13/12/23

Assessment due: Jan 2024

Campus: Edith Murphy City Campus