Module title: Examination of the newborn

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

Module code: NMS11180
Module leader: Kathryn Hardie
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Midwifery and Child Health
Prerequisites

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2019/0, Trimester 2, Blended,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Kathryn Hardie
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module will be delivered in collaboration with NHS Scottish Multi professional Maternity Development Programme (SMMDP). The LTA approach will include a variety of methods and media. You will be expected to attend some face-to-face skills sessions which will allow for discussion and debate of important principles and issues (LOs 1, 2, 4).
Online materials will be available to demonstrate the necessary skills to perform the routine examination of the newborn and will provide you with a forum for online discussion (LO 3).
Students will also be involved in self-directed study and work-based learning where clinical skills will be developed (LOs 2, 3, 4).

Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills
These skills will be enhanced by the content, teaching approaches and learning activities embedded in the module. These opportunities will promote the development of practical, interpersonal, communication (written and oral), information retrieval, team working and time management skills.



Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment for this module will include a MCQ examination based on the pre-course reading materials.
Summative assessment: You will be required to complete a portfolio of assessment including the following components:
• Summative MCQ (LOs 1, 2, 3)
• Simulated Objective Structured Examination (OSCE) (LO 3)
• Three observed clinical assessments (within 6 months of completion of theory component) (LOs 3, 4)
• Evidence of a minimum of 20 newborn examinations (LOs 3, 4)
• Submission of a critically reflective essay (2500 words) based around a significant event (LO 1, 2, 4)



Summative Assessment:
Formative assessment for this module will include a MCQ examination based on the pre-course reading materials.
Summative assessment: You will be required to complete a portfolio of assessment including the following components:
• Summative MCQ (LOs 1, 2, 3)
• Simulated Objective Structured Examination (OSCE) (LO 3)
• Three observed clinical assessments (within 6 months of completion of theory component) (LOs 3, 4)
• Evidence of a minimum of 20 newborn examinations (LOs 3, 4)
• Submission of a critically reflective essay (2500 words) based around a significant event (LO 1, 2, 4)



Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 25
Online Groupwork (Independent Study) 10
Independent Learning Guided independent study 20
Other Work based learning 36
Other Guided independent study 109
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 100 1,2,3,4 28 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 5000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

In this module you will study:
Systematic review of normal anatomy and physiology of the newborn
Maternal, family and perinatal history taking and their relevance to the routine examination of the newborn
Development and mastery of the skills necessary to perform a newborn examination
Recognition of abnormalities and deviations from the norm
Risk assessment and decision making skills
Referral pathways – acknowledging sphere of practice and identification of need to seek assistance from the multi-disciplinary team
Communication skills and inter-professional team work.

By completion of this module you will acquire the skills and knowledge to undertake the routine examination of the newborn. This module will allow you to assess the health and well-being of the newborn and recognise any deviation from the norm. Clinical decision making will be developed relating to clinical findings and liaising with the multi-disciplinary team.



Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Critically explore the fundamentals of newborn anatomy and physiology.
LO2: Critically assess any potential deviations from normal that may be found in the newborn.
LO3: Display mastery in skills required to perform a routine examination of the newborn in relation to the Best Practice Statement.
LO4. Rationalise the use of referral pathways within the multi-disciplinary team in the event of abnormal findings.

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