Foundations in Neonatal Care

This module introduces key areas of specialist academic knowledge and associated specialist clinical practice that underpin the management of special care for the small, sick and/or premature neonate.

Critical analysis of the management of the small, sick and/or premature neonate requiring special care will be used to reflect upon and support the development of specialist clinical practice.

Critical discussion of the relationship between the altered anatomy and physiology of the small, sick and/or premature neonate requiring special care and their clinical management will be used to explore the rationale for existing specialist practice, resulting in the enhancement of neonatal care.

Current developments in specialist practice will be considered within the context of available resources for health care provision to critically appraise professional responsibilities of registrants within neonatal special care.

This module will also utilise personal clinical experience to promote evidenced based care using critical evaluation of specialist practice to enhance family centred and developmentally focused care for the small, sick and/or premature neonate requiring special care.  

Entry Criteria

  • 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: 3378
Module Credits: 15
Module Level: 6

Module leader

Rachael Tong
T: 0116 201 8851


Semester 1: 2018

  • 09.00-16.00  02 October
  • 09.00-16.00  16 October
  • 09.00-16.00  30 October
  • 09.00-16.00  27 November

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

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