Core Module Information
Module title: Special and Transitional Neonatal Care

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: MID11130
Module leader: Anne Moylan
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Midwifery

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

In this module you will focus on the newborn baby who requires care in a special or transitional neonatal care setting. This module will support you in developing your knowledge and understanding of neonates as they transition to extra uterine life, together with the needs of their parents and families. The content will be based on relevant, embryology and fetal development. It will include exploration of maternal and perinatal factors that impact on the outcome of newborns as they adapt to extrauterine life.
There will be dedicated time spent revising normal physiology, then learning the altered physiology and the pathophysiology relevant to the newborn baby. Alongside this, you will critically engage with the global evidence base which guides how we provide care and treatment options for these babies.
The principles of family integrated care will be appraised as will the concepts and practice of neonatal neuro developmental supportive care.
The importance of multidisciplinary team working will be evaluated throughout.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1. Examine the impact of altered homeostasis in the neonate requiring special and transitional care.

LO2. Critically explore the specific needs of babies who require special and transitional care and the emotional educational and social need of their parents and families.

LO3. Critically evaluate neonatal care in relation to your professional specific practice, in light of government and local and global policies, ethical and legal issues and current research findings.

LO4 Appraise current global research relating to neurodevelopmental supportive care and its impact on neonatal outcomes.

LO5. Apply knowledge, skills and understanding in using a significant range of the principle professional skills, techniques, and practices associated with your subject discipline.

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

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The learning and teaching methods employed on this module align with the learning outcomes 1-5. These will be achieved through a variety of approaches including synchronised and non synchronised online lectures, tutorials, on line, self directed learning, group work and group presentations. All of which are designed to foster student engagement and collaboration on the module. Lectures and flipped classroom lessons are blended with online interactive group seminars and access to
electronic resources, such as recorded bite size lectures, directed reading and curated online resources. All of these are appropriate to level 11 (LO1-4).
You will also have the opportunity engage in experiential learning, group discussions, enquiry-based
learning (LO1-4). Feedback from student led activity will allow you to self-assess and improve your own future performance (LO1-5).
Authentic case studies will be used through out the module delivery
to encourage learning at level 11 through critical dialogue.
Level 11 study and writing will be supported and enhanced with the
academic skills team and the module leader.

Formative Assessment:
This module has a primary focus on the very distinct systemic physiology and pathophysiology of the transitioning neonate and the neonate requiring special care. Throughout the module you will have the opportunity to undertake small, directed tests of learning e.g. short MCQ and online class test following a specific physiology lesson, or the opportunity to join a discussion on current evidence based guidelines in your area. To test knowledge and understanding in preparation for the summative assessment, a formative online multiple-choice exam will take place in week 8 of the module. As well as questions on physiology and pathophysiology, there will be questions related to current evidence-based treatment options (LO's 1-4) The knowledge and understanding ascertained in this MCQ, along with feedback will directly feedforward into the summative assessment which requires more detailed exploration and description of the topics.

Summative Assessment:
The summative assessment for this module is submission of a patchwork portfolio of evidence which demonstrates achievement of all the aligned learning outcomes. (1-5) The portfolio will consist of 3, topic specific professional development activities (PDAs) These 3 x 650 word PDAs provide a concise demonstration of your learning on aspects of neonatal physiology, altered physiology and evidenced based treatment, provided in the neonatal transitional and special care setting (LO's 1,2 & 4)
This will be supported by submission of a 1,500 word wrap around reflective text which explores your learning and developing role as a neonatal care provider ( LO 3).
Your portfolio submission will be completed with the inclusion of a compulsory record of achievement of subject discipline professional capabilities. (LO5)

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Lecture 25
Online Tutorial 5
Independent Learning Guided independent study 170
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 14/15 , WORDS= 3500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
MID11130 Special and Transitional Neonatal Care