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Certificate in Newborn Clinical Examination

Course Points
10
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Level
Level 9
Course Start Date
Thursday 26th September 2024

Course Summary

Advance your clinical practice by developing the necessary knowledge, skills, and competence to perform the Newborn Clinical Examination with the Certificate in Newborn Clinical Examination from Dundalk Institute of Technology.

Important notice about this course

NOW ENROLLING FOR AUTUMN 2024 INTAKE

Closing date for applications: Thursday 12th September OR until all places are taken whichever comes first.

The enhanced skills, knowledge and professional behaviours gained during this programme will enable graduates to become competent in undertaking the Newborn Clinical Examination.

Graduates of this Certificate in Newborn Clinical Examination will be competent to undertake a systematic physical examination and screening of the newborn 72 hours after birth. Thus, ensuring immediate and appropriate intervention when anomalies are detected supporting the family cohesiveness and long-term health and wellbeing

Successful graduates of this course will be able to:

  • Critically discuss the knowledge, skills and professional behaviours required to undertake the Newborn Clinical Examination, demonstrating in-depth knowledge of normal neonatal physiology, and common neonatal conditions that are screened for, relating these to underpinning fetal and neonatal
    anatomy and physiology;
  • Demonstrate detailed knowledge of the gestational development of the fetus, to include organogenesis and factors that may disrupt optimal fetal growth and development;
  • Demonstrate the ability to competently perform a systematic physical examination of the neonate utilising a family-centered approach to the Newborn Clinical Examination;
  • Demonstrate the ability to record clinical findings and interpretations accurately and comprehensibly in a clear, accurate and relevant manner in accordance with legal and ethical guidelines, referring all identified deviations from the norm in the neonate to the appropriate personnel/service for follow up as per the recommended timelines and local/national policies, procedures, protocols and guidance (PPPGs);
  • Apply knowledge and understanding of the legal, ethical and professional issues relating to the Newborn Clinical Examination and advancing the role of the midwife.

In order to be successful in obtaining a Certificate in Newborn Clinical Examination the student will complete a written assignment and successfully compete 40 Newborn Clinical Examinations under supervision in clinical practice.

 

This course will be delivered using a mix of live online lecturers  and face-to-face classes in DkIT.

Students will be required to attend DkIT for 4 days approx (09.00hrs to 16.00hrs) over the semester. 

Proposed Schedule (please  note this is subject to chage)

 

26.09.2024 Face to Face in DkIT (09.00hrs to 16.00hrs)

03.10.2024 Live online lectures (09.00hrs to 14.30 hrs)

10.10.2024 Live online lectures (09.00hrs to 14.30hrs)

17.10.2024 Live online lectures (09.00hrs to 14.30hrs) 

24.10.2024 Face to Face in DkIT (09.00hrs to 16.00hrs)

07.11.2024 Live online lectures (09.00hrs to 14.30 hrs)

14.11.2024 Live online lectures (09.00hrs to 14.30 hrs)

21.11.2024 Face to Face in DkIT (09.00 hrs to 16.00hrs)

28.11.2024 Live online lectures (09.00hrs to 14.30 hrs)

05.12.2024 Live online lectures (09.00hrs to 14.30 hrs)

12.12.2024 Face to Face in DkIT (09.00hrs to 16.00hrs) 

 

In order to be successful in obtaining a Certificate in Newborn Clinical Examination the student will complete a written assignment and successfully compete 40 Newborn Clinical Examinations under supervision in clinical practice.

 

 

Please note this timetable is subject to change.

  • Registered Midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) or equivalent and have a minimum of two years experience in intrapartum, postnatal and/or neonatal care;
    • OR
  • Registered General Nurse with the NMBI or equivalent and have a minimum of two years experience in neonatal care and have completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Neonatology;
    • OR
  • Registered Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Neonatology with the NMBI or equivalent;
  • Applicants must be currently employed in maternity care provision;
  • Applicants will normally hold a Level 8 qualification in midwifery/general nursing. General nursing graduates must have completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Neonatology;
  • Applicants who do not have a level 8 qualification in midwifery or general nursing may apply for entry to the programme in accordance with the procedures outlined in the DkIT Recognition of Prior Learning policy (2022);
  • Applicants may be interviewed.

Jill Atkinson (Head of Section of Midwifery)
Email: jill.atkinson@dkit.ie

Dr. Geraldine O’Connor (Head of Section (Part-Time Courses), School of Health and Science)
Email: geraldine.oconnor@dkit.ie

Course ID DK_NNBCE_9
Course Type Flexible & Professional
Study Mode Part-Time
Level 9
Duration 1 Semester
Fees €950
Starting Date Thursday 26th September 2024
School School of Health & Science
Department Nursing, Midwifery and Early Years
Credits 10
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
Delivery Method Blended

How To Apply

Apply Directly to DkIT

Apply directly to DkIT using our online applications system. Please remember to upload the required documentation (copies of your existing qualification(s), your CV, any other support documents etc) with your online application to expedite your application. To avoid disappointment early registration is recommended.

Disclaimer: All module titles are subject to change and for indicative purposes only. All courses are delivered subject to demand and timetables are subject to change. Elective Module options will only run subject to student numbers. The relevant Department will determine the viability of each elective module option proceeding depending on the number of students who choose that option. Students will be offered alternative elective modules on their programme should their preferred elective option not be proceeding. Award Options for Common Entry Programmes: The relevant Department will determine the viability of each award option proceeding depending on the number of students who choose either option. If the numbers for one of the Award options exceed available places, students for this option will be selected based on Academic Merit (highest grades).