Module title: Special and Transitional Care Neonatal Nursing

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
Prerequisites

N/A

2018/9, 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:
For the purpose of University Regulations this module is a SNMSC Theory module
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to Los
LO 1, 2 & 5 – The taught input uses a variety of methods including modified lecture, group work and discussions to foster student engagement, collaborative and active learning.
LO 1, 2 & 4 – Directed study tasks and formative assessments encourage integration of the module content, embedding of the material in the clinical context, challenge personal and general neonatal nursing practice and facilitate personal reflection and learning.
LO 3 – Under supervised clinical practice by experienced ‘Qualified in Specialty’ neonatal nurses, students learn, develop and consolidate their clinical skills.
LO 4 – Small group work sessions will be used to facilitate collegiate working between the students, emphasising the importance of sharing knowledge and experience, and working together to plan care.

Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills
The module content is drawn from the Scottish Neonatal Nurses Group/ RCN core competencies (2010) for the theory and practice of neonatal nursing and the NHS Education for Scotland (2002) requirements for core competencies for neonatal nurses. This direct relationship and applicability of the theory to practice enhances employability and PDP. External experts are invited to present sessions, facilitating networking and the development of aspirations for professional practice. Skills in IT, communication, negotiation and team-working are enhanced throughout as students engage with the module content and assessments. The assessments require students to seek out information, negotiate a topic, plan a time line for completion, explain, analyse and critically evaluate, all of which enhance their scholarship skills.



Formative Assessment:
Formative assessments involve the completion of directed work that enables the student to explore specific topics in more depth and participation in self tests that enables the student to test his/her own understanding of the theory. There will be gradual attainment of clinical competencies required for ‘Qualified in Specialty’ practice under the supervision of a trained neonatal nurse who offers feedback on performance.
Feedback on draft written work will assist the student prepare for the summative assessment in relation to the depth of content as well as giving exposure to the expected academic style.


Summative Assessment:
The summative assessment, a portfolio of work, will ensure professional competency by and a case study (week 12), confirmation of practice hours that demonstrate the breadth of experience, documented evidence of the achievement of clinical competence (week 14). The latter will allow for student choice and autonomy, testing academic writing skills, as well as, providing evidence of achievement of all learning outcomes as the student will give a detailed explanation of homeostasis and altered homeostasis, relevant to a condition experienced by a baby for whom they have cared. The physical, social, emotional and educational needs of the baby and parents/family related to this condition will be analysed and the management and care given will be critically evaluated.
To gain a pass in this module, the student must achieve all the competencies, complete the required clinical hours and achieve a pass mark in the case study. The percent mark for the case study equals the module mark.


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 30
Face To Face Tutorial 18
Independent Learning Guided independent study 52
Other Work based learning 100
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Class Test 30 1-3 12 HOURS= 1.3, WORDS= 0
Portfolio 70 1-5 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2500
Component 1 subtotal: 30
Component 2 subtotal: 70
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.


Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - KENNER, C & LOTT, J.W. EDS. (2014) COMPREHENSIVE NEONATAL CARE: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH: SAUNDERS ESEVIER, 5th ed. - ISBN: 9780826109750
Core - KENNER,C., & MCGRATH, J.M. EDS. (2004) DEVELOPMENTAL CARE OF NEWBORNS AND INFANTS: A GUIDE FOR POFESSIONALS.: ST. LOUIS: MOSBY., 1st ed. - ISBN: 9780323024433
Core - MEEKS, M., HALLSWORTH, M., YEO, H. (2009) NURSING THE NEONATE.: WILEY BLACKWELL., 2nd ed. - ISBN: 9781405149747
Core - LISSAUER,T., A .A. FANAROF (2011) NEONATOLOGY AT A GLANCE: WILEY BLACKWELL, 2nd ed. - ISBN: 9781405199513
Core - SINHA, S., LAWRENCE, M., JARDINE,L. (2012) ESSENTIAL NEONATAL MEDICINE: WILEY BLACKWELL, 5th ed. - ISBN: 9780470670408
Core - BOXWELL G. ED. (2010) NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE NURSING: ROUTLEDGE, 2nd ed.
Recommended - ARCHIVES OF DISEASE IN CHILDHOOD. FETAL AND NEONATAL EDITION
Recommended - ADVANCES IN NEONATAL CARE
Recommended - EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
Recommended - NEONATAL NETWORK
Recommended - NEONATOLOGY
Recommended - INFANT
Recommended - SEMINARS IN FETAL AND NEONATAL MEDICINE
Recommended - NEWBORN AND INFANT NURSING REVIEWS
Recommended - SEMINARS IN PERINATOLOGY
Recommended - RENNIE,J.M. ED (2005) ROBERTONS TEXTBOOK OF NEONATOLOGY: ESEVIER CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE, 4th ed. - ISBN: 9780443073557
Recommended - MARSHALL,J., RAYNOR,M. EDS (2014) MYLES TEXTBOOK FOR MIDWIVES: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE ELSEVIER, 16th ed. - ISBN: 9780702051456
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