Aims/Description: This unit is designed for experienced practitioners who work in the context of neonatal Intensive care. Undertaking this unit will afford them the opportunity to advance clinically and professionally by analysing and enhancing their existing knowledge and skills in providing care for families whose baby is requiring specialised care at birth. This will address the physical physiological, psychological and cultural needs of neonates and their families within the context of multi-disciplinary teams in practice. This will enable them to become proactive in the management and delivery of safe evidence based care. They will also be able to advance academically within the existing advancing practice framework in the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Staff Contact: Amanda Cowan
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Clinical work, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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