Core Module Information
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: Midwifery


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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