Aims/Description: This stand-alone degree (level 6) unit is designed to enable registered nurses or midwives currently working within the neonatal environment and who have undertaken the Yorkshire and Humber Neonatal Operational Delivery Network Foundation Programme or equivalent to develop an in-depth knowledge of the pathophysiology of preterm and term babies requiring complex management of care with reference to establishing, supporting and maintaining homeostasis for the baby requiring resuscitation at birth and during their ongoing care in a neonatal intensive care unit.

Restrictions on availability: Must have: 1.Current and active reg. with UK Nursing & Midwifery Council as an adult/child nurse or midwife 2.Completed the YHODN Foundation Prog. or equivalent (see mapping doc) 3.Current employment within the neonatal env. 4.min 6 mth neonatal exp...

Teaching Methods: 1. Lectures: These will be provided by experts and practitioners from the multi-disciplinary team within the context of neonatal care. These will also help to prepare students for independent learning and the assignment (LO1-3); 2. Tutorials: Will enable the students to have individual or group discussions on the development of their emerging specialist critical care knowledge (LO 1-3); 3. Independent Learning: Will provide opportunities to research and reflect both academically and clinically, in preparation for the assignment and clinical skills portfolio (LO 1-4).
Assessment: Part 1 -Assignment: Case Study - focusing on one aspect of a neonate requiring intensive care, exploring the evidence base underpinning contemporary neonatal nursing care and management of the infant and of their family. (LO 1,2&3). Part 2 - A clinical skills portfolio completed in clinical practice (LO 4). Assignment guidelines and undergraduate marking criteria will be available within the virtual learning environment.

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK