Core Module Information
Module title: High Dependency and Intensive Care of the Neonate

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 40.00
ECTS credit value: 20

Module code: MID11131
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:

This module runs over 2 university trimesters. In this timespan you will focus on the neonate who requires all aspects of high dependency and/or intensive care. Teaching and learning will be centered around complex physiology and pathological process related to the respiratory, cardiovascular, central nervous, endocrine, renal, gastrointestinal and immunological systems of the premature and ill neonate as they transition to extra uterine life. This will enable you to recognise developing illness and initiate plans of care. Alongside this, you will critically engage with the global evidence base which guides how you provide care and treatment options for these babies. The principles of family integrated care will be critically appraised throughout, as will the concepts and practice of neonatal neuro developmental supportive care. The importance of multidisciplinary team working will be evaluated throughout this module.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Examine the impact of homeostasis and altered homeostasis related to complex physiological and pathophysiological processes in the neonate who requires high dependency and intensive care.

LO2: Analyse the very specific physical care needs of babies with complex pathology who require high dependency/intensive neonatal care provision.

LO3: Critically appraise the current global evidence base in relation to neonatal care provision, clinical practice and treatment options in the neonatal intensive and high dependency areas.

LO4: Critically evaluate your professional role in light of government and local policies, ethical and legal issues and current global evidence and research findings.

LO5: Critically engage with the global evidence base underpinning policy and practices which support the developmental, emotional social and educational needs of the babies and their families in the the high dependency and intensive care areas.

LO6: Apply knowledge, skills and understanding when using a significant range of the principle professional skills, techniques and practices associated with your subject discipline.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, 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: Gail Norris
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Independent Learning Lecture 30
Independent Learning Tutorial 30
Online Guided independent study 340
Total Study Hours400
Expected Total Study Hours for Module400

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Class Test 40 1~2 13 HOURS= 1
Essay 60 2~3~4~5 13 , WORDS= 3500
Placement (Practical) 0 6 13 HOURS= 1
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
MID11131 High Dependency and Intensive Care of The Neonate