Newborn & Infant Physical Examination (NIPE)

Continuing Professional Development (short course)


Module level: 6 and 7

Module credits: 30 credits

Number of places: 30


Focus on the specialist knowledge and skills required to competently undertake thorough examinations of newborns or infants in practice.

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Full description

Who should attend?

You must be a Registered Healthcare Practitioner, for example a Midwife, Neonatal Nurse or Health Visitor, and be working in a clinical environment that allows you to develop your skills in practice.



31 January 2017
1, 7, 8 & 28 February 2017
1, 7, 21, 22 & 23 March 2017

Plus 3 compulsory days for self-directed learning:
4 & 9 February 2017
9 March 2017

OSCE assessment

Week commencing 24 April 2017
(You will be allocated one date)

Where you'll study

Your faculty

The Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education is the largest provider of health, social care and education courses in the East of England, with over 6,000 students from more than 20 countries.

With 95% of our students finding full-time employment within six months of graduating, you can be sure that our courses have been designed with your career in mind. We’ve been educating nurses, midwives and social workers for over 25 years.

At the cutting edge of research, we offer a range of internationally recognised undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses taught by friendly, supportive and experienced staff.With over 150 research students across our three doctoral programmes (PhD; DProf and EdD), we provide the multi-disciplinary perspective and potential for academic debate that reflects our position as a leader in practitioner-focused and practice-led research studies.

Designed to enhance your learning experience, our facilities include state-of-the-art simulated skills laboratories that mirror real-life clinical situations and UK hospital wards. Our students also benefit from our Early Childhood Research and Resource Centre; a space in which they can experiment with equipment and play activities.

You’ll study in an exciting, modern faculty which has strong links with regional, national and international organisations, including healthcare trusts, social services, local and regional authorities, schools and academic institutions.

Your enthusiasm. Our passion. Your best foot forward.

Where can I study?

Tindal Building on our Chelmsford campus

Our striking, modern campus sits by the riverside in Chelmsford's University and Innovation Quarter.

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Fees & funding

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For more information about fees, please enquire with our CPD Admissions Team. Call 01245 686868 or email

If you require NHS contract funding, please speak to your manager before applying.

Contact details

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Theresa Vince (Chelmsford)
01245 68 4142

Lindsey Rose (Cambridge)
01223 69 5364
CPD admissions team
01245 68 6868

Entry requirements

To access this course, you will:

  • be a registered midwife, health visitor or nurse
  • be working in a hospital or neonatal unit
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