Completion of the course enables healthcare professionals such as midwives, nurses, neonatal nurses and community specialist staff to competently undertake a skilled examination of the newborn that meets the requirements of the National Screening Committee Standards (2008) and NICE Guidelines (2006). The module aims to equip practitioners with underpinning theoretical knowledge to support the holistic assessment of the newborn in clinical practice.
This module is offered at Level 6 and Level 7 study. They both run on the same days.
Level 6 study assures employers of a registrant that is capable of undertaking the enhanced responsibility of the assessment in clinical practice. Level 7 study will be considered towards scholarly progression to a Masters qualification.
Dates for courses commencing in Semester 1.
0900 - 1600 hours Walsall Campus
3 October 2017, 4 October 2017, 17 October 2017, 14 November 2017, 6 December 2017, 4 January 2018, 25 January 2018 (Viva)
Dates for courses commencing in Semester 2
0900 - 1600 hours Walsall Campus
7 February 2018, 8 February 2018, 21 February 2018, 13 March 2018, 4 April 2018, 8 May 2018, 23 May 2018 (Viva)
Applicants should hold registrant status as a midwife, neonatal nurse or specialist community public health nurse with the NMC Nursing and Midwifery Council. Applicants should have access to clinical opportunities to examine the newborn and support from an appropriately qualified mentor.
2017/8 Fees for this course have not yet been agreed. As a guide please find below fees for last year.
These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2017/8. Fees are for the academic year only, any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.
Professional and Career Development Loan: The University is a Professional and Career Development Loans (PCDL) registered Learning Provider, registration number . A PCDL is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the GOV.UK website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.
Charitable Funding: You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites www.acf.org.uk, www.dsc.org.uk/fundingwebsites or www.family-action.org.uk. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.
University Postgraduate Loyalty Discount: The University also offers a postgraduate loyalty discount (http://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/postgraduate-study/postgraduate-loyalty-discount/): If you have completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Wolverhampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on the first year of a taught postgraduate programme.
Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (http://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.
If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found at www.wlv.ac.uk/howtopay.