Module title: Special and Transitional Neonatal Care

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

Module code: MID10104
Module leader: Anne Moylan
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Women & Children's Health and Well Being


2019/0, 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:
The teaching and learning on this module will focus on a problem solving and professional analysis of practice approach. Your learning will initially be facilitated using a combination of lectures, group work and discussion both online and face to face to foster student engagement, collaborative and active learning (LO1-4).
Directed study tasks will facilitate collegiate working with your peers, emphasising the importance of shared knowledge, experience on working together to plan 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 (LO1-3).
There is a practice element to this module, and you will work under the guidance of a clinical practice supervisor who will facilitate appropriate learning experiences, encourage reflection on practice and support you to meet the module outcomes. This will include discussion and achievement of clinical competencies (LO 1,2, 4-5).

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

Summative Assessment:
The summative assessment will comprise of 2 components of assessment which includes an online digital examination and evidence of achievement of core clinical competencies incorporating reflection in and on practice (LO 1-5).

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
Class Test 50 1, 2 & 3 12 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Reflective Log 50 4 & 5 14/15 HOURS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

This module may be undertaken as a stand-alone module or as part of the Graduate Certificate in Neonatal Nursing Qualified in Speciality Programme (QIS)
This is a blended online module with classroom attendance for face to face teaching, tutorials, group work and clinical skills practice interspersed with online teaching on the university virtual learning platform Moodle. During this module, you will develop knowledge and understanding of relevant basic embryology and fetal development, maternal and perinatal factors affecting neonatal and infant outcomes. You will examine normal and altered homeostasis, physiology and pathophysiology of the neonate requiring care in the special care or transitional care area.
You will evaluate the principles of family integrated care and neurodevelopmental care.
In this 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 - neonatal resuscitation, thermal management, respiratory support, feeding, growth and development, infection control.
Preterm, late preterm, intrauterine growth restricted and chronically ill neonate.
Discharge preparation and family support, the emotional, social and educational needs of the neonate and their parents and family.
Medication administration where appropriate
Within the clinical setting, there will be opportunities to develop related practice skills in assessment and management of the neonate. There will be critical reflection and analysis of current evidence-based care in practice supported by a clinical supervisor.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Apply knowledge and examine normal and altered neonatal homeostasis.
LO2: Analyse the specific physical needs of neonates who require special and transitional care.
LO3: Evaluate neurodevelopmental supportive and family integrated care practices.
LO4: Critically reflect on the role of the special and transitional neonatal care provider, in relation to evidence-based practice and required core competencies.
LO5: Evaluate neonatal clinical practice in light of national strategies, considering current research and evidence-based practice.

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