Aims/Description: This module provides an opportunity for experienced neonatal practitioners to explore and identify contemporary issues in neonatal practice whilst critically reflecting on their development. In partnership with clinical supervisors, students develop bespoke skills relevant to their specialist practice and clinical work environment. This module is designed to develop the knowledge, skills and experience gained as a neonatal practitioner in year 1, thus enabling the trainee to transition into an advanced practice role. The focus of this module will be work-based learning, enabling the students to develop a professional knowledge base acquired in the workplace whilst playing a key role in the multidisciplinary neonatal team.

Restrictions on availability: The module can only be undertaken by a registered health professional working in a neonatal setting in the UK with access to a clinical supervisor and supported by their employer

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Problem solving, Laboratory work, Clinical work, Independent Study,
Assessment: Course work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Nursing and Midwifery):

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