The aim of this module is to equip students with the knowledge and skills to effectively and safely undertake examination of the newborn/ 6-8 week examination. This module is based on the NHS Newborn and Infant Physical Examination Programme and is a screening test for abnormalities of the eyes, heart, hips and testes.
This module combines theory with clinical practice offering the student the opportunity to explore and develop the role of the examination of the newborn and how it can be enhanced. The module focuses on the biological and social sciences upon which the practitioner can develop infant/family management plans and evaluate the outcomes of their interventions.
It is essential that you acquire a practice supervisor/assessor who can support your learning and assess your practice. There is a requirement for students to pass the qualificatory practice element and successfully complete the accompanying competency profile in order to be awarded the Examination of the Newborn award.
This module can be studied as part of the University Advanced Diploma (UAD) Practice Development: Midwifery.