Focus on the specialist knowledge and skills required to competently undertake thorough examinations of newborns or infants in practice.
You will utilise in-depth knowledge and understanding that you have gained to enable you to recognise the deviations from the normal to initiate appropriate care and referral. Critical reflection and completion of the practice documents will allow you to further identify your learning needs and develop your scope of professional practice. You will need to work in the appropriate clinical environment to undertake the NIPE under the supervision of a health professional with the NIPE qualification as a pre-requisite of the module.
How you’ll learn
You’ll use our online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and will have a document to complete in practice to support your learning. There is an emphasis on skills-based components and work-based learning. Experienced clinical mentors will help you connect the theory you learn with your practice, and you’ll also be allocated a personal tutor. You will be encouraged to organise elective visits to relevant clinics, such as cleft palate or heart clinics, within your trusts to enhance your own learning needs.
You’ll complete a number of practical Newborn and Infant Physical examinations within your trust, which will include reflection and critical analysis of your experiences. You will also do an observed simulated clinical examination (OSCE).
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.
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.
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