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Neonatal Studies

Midwifery students supporting a patient with her baby

Also available as a postgraduate certificate.

The course considers the needs of the sick new-born infant requiring Level 1, Level 2 or Level 3 nursing care; and will develop knowledge of foetal and neonatal physiology, growth and development.

This short course will facilitate the further development of an enquiring and creative approach to the study of neonatal care and related issues in a reflective and critically aware manner.

Duration1 academic year
DeliveryBlended
Fees fromNo Fee
Start date17 Sep 2024

A Short Course normally comprises 3 modules, which you can complete in one year as a part time course of study. On successful completion you will be awarded 60 CATs points at Level 3, and you may be eligible to progress onto our degree programmes.

Please note that courses are subject to a minimum registration, so it is not usually possible to run all courses each year.

Fees

Commissioned Health TrustNo Fee
Self Funding / Fee Paying - 2024/25£2,375

Tuition fees and other charges are set by the University and are subject to change.
See details on how to pay your fees here.

Entry Requirements

Candidates must normally hold a professional qualification. Note: Some modules require a specific professional qualification. See Selection Criteria for full requirements.

The Programme

  • Course Content

    The course considers the needs of the sick new-born infant requiring Level 1, Level 2 or Level 3 nursing care; and will develop knowledge of foetal and neonatal physiology, growth and development.

    This short course comprises three 20 credit modules:

    • Aetiology and Pathophysiology of Neonatal Illness (MID3015) - Semester 1
    • Principles and Practice of Intensive and High Dependency Care of the Newborn (MID3016) -  Semester 2
    • Principles and Practice of Special Care of the Newborn (MID3014) - Semester 2 (Online Module)

    Nurses and midwives involved in the care of sick infants are confronted daily by their medical problems. In order to provide quality care in the intensive and special care environment, they must have an in-depth understanding, not only of foetal and neonatal physiology, growth and development, but also the pathological processes concerned with neonatal illness.

    Students will be encouraged to develop their knowledge and skills in the planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care for the sick new-born infant, and to reflect on approaches to nursing care that are individualised, family-centred and underpinned by evidence-based practice.

  • Outcomes

    The Short Courses in Health Studies aim to prepare you to meet the changes and challenges of health care delivery within the health service and independent sector. Modules within each Short Course are practice focused, thus helping you acquire enhanced knowledge and clinical skills appropriate to your area of practice.  In addition, you will be provided with the opportunity to advance health care knowledge and develop analytical and academic skills.

     

  • Delivery

    First Semester

    Tuesday

    9am-12pm / 1-4pm

    Second Semester

    Tuesday

    9am-12pm / 1-4pm

  • Selection Criteria

    Applicants must hold at least a Diploma in Higher Education or 120 CAT points at level 2 (diploma level) for entry to Level 3 (degree level) study. Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements should contact the School for advice.

    International Trained Nurses/Midwives: If you hold an international qualification you will need to provide a UK ENIC Statement of Comparability. This should be obtained prior to submitting your application. You can apply for a statement through the ENIC website:  Statement of Comparability (enic.org.uk)    

    Students must be working in a neonatal unit.

    Please note that these courses are not open to international applicants living outside the UK/ROI.

Teaching staff

Breidge Boyle - Senior Lecturer

breidge.boyle@qub.ac.uk

Breidge Boyle - Senior Lecturer

breidge.boyle@qub.ac.uk


How to apply

Applications for Academic Year 24/25 starting in September 2024 are now open.  

Please email cpadsnam@qub.ac.uk to request a self-funding/fee paying application form.   

Closing date to submit application forms is WEDNESDAY 31ST JULY 2024 at 11:45PM.   

If you work in a health trust and have been granted a commissioned place on a programme you will receive an email to complete a commissioned application form. Please do not request a self-funding/fee paying form.  

Please note that our CPAD programmes are not open to international applicants living outside the UK/ROI.