Core Module Information
Module title: Nursing the Special Care and Transitional Care Neonate

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: MID08108
Module leader: Anne Moylan
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Midwifery


Description of module content:

During this module, you will develop your knowledge and understanding of relevant basic embryology and fetal development and maternal and perinatal factors affecting neonatal outcomes. You will explore normal and altered homeostasis, physiology and pathophysiology of the neonate.
You will develop insight into the principles of family integrated care and neurodevelopmental supportive care of the neonate in the neonatal period.
Within the module the content is divided into the following key areas:
Knowledge will be developed in the principles of maternal health, wellbeing and social factors during pregnancy which impact neonatal outcomes.
Transitioning to extra uterine life - Normal and abnormal homeostasis, neonatal resuscitation, thermal management, respiratory support, feeding, growth and development, infection and infection control, preterm, late preterm, intrauterine growth restricted and the chronically ill neonate.
Discharge preparation and family support, the emotional, social and educational needs of the neonate and their parents and family.
Within the clinical setting, there will be opportunities to develop related practice skills in assessment and management of the neonate. There will be reflection of current evidence-based care in practice supported by a clinical supervisor.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Differentiate between normal and altered neonatal homeostasis.
LO2: Explain the physical needs of neonates who require special and transitional care.
LO3: Explore neurodevelopmental supportive and family integrated care practices.
LO4: Discuss the role of the special neonatal and transitional care provider in relation to evidence based practice.
LO5: Demonstrate core competence in neonatal and transitional care nursing.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, BLENDED, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Anne Moylan
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Your learning on this module will be facilitated using a combination of lectures, group work and discussion to foster student engagement and collaborative and active learning. In order to achieve learning outcomes 1-4, lectures, workshops, group discussion, presentation, tutorials and class tests will be systems driven, with exploration of the evidence base that supports current practice recommendations. Learning and teaching will be facilitated via both face to face classroom sessions and the virtual learning environment Moodle. Directed study tasks and small group sessions will facilitate collegiate working with your peers, emphasising the importance of shared knowledge, experience and working together to plan and implement evidence-based care. (LO1-4) Formative assessment will be utilised to encourage integration of the module content, embedding material in the clinical context, challenge personal and general neonatal nursing practice and facilitate personal reflection and learning.
There is a practice element to this module where you are expected to achieve core clinical competencies. (LO5) Within your clinical practice area, you will work under the guidance of a suitably qualified clinical supervisor/mentor who will facilitate appropriate learning experiences and support you in an effort to meet the appropriate learning outcomes. Working with your mentor will include supervised clinical practice, embedding evidence-based care, reflective discussion and supervision of skills to achieve core clinical competencies (LO 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5).

Formative Assessment:
This will include small class tests and online multiple-choice examination, which will form a link to the summative assessment (LO1-3).

Summative Assessment:
The summative assessment will comprise a portfolio of evidence to support the achievement of learning outcomes including clinical competencies.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 26
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Online Guided independent study 150
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 12
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 100 1,2,3,4 & 5 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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