Certificate in Newborn Clinical Examination
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
CLOSED FOR APPLICATIONS
Application deadline Thursday 21st 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.
This course will be delivered using a mix of live online lecturers and face-to-face classes in DkIT.
5th October 09.00hrs to 16.00hrs Face to Face in DkIT
12th October 09.00hrs to 16.00hrs Live on-line lectures
19th October 09.00hrs to 16.00hrs Live on-line lectures
26th October 09.00hrs to 16.00hrs Live on-line lectures
2nd November 09.00hrs to 16.00hrs Face to Face in DkIT
9th November 09.00hrs to 16.00hrs Live on-line lectures
16th November 09.00hrs to 16.00hrs Live on-line lectures
23rd November 09.00hrs to 16.00hrs Face to Face in DkIT
30th November 09.00hrs to 16.00hrs Live on-line lectures
7th December 09.00hrs to 16.00hrs Live on-line lectures
14th December 09.00hrs to 16.00hrs Face to Face in DkIT
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;
- Currently employed in maternity care provision
- Applicants will normally hold a level 8 qualification in midwifery;
- Applicants who do not have a level 8 qualification in midwifery may apply for entry to the programme in accordance with the procedures outlined in the DkIT Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy (2022): Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Policy and Practice;
- Applicants may be interviewed
|Course Type||Flexible & Professional|
|Starting Date||Thursday 5th October 2023|
|School||School of Health & Science|
|Department||Nursing, Midwifery and Early Years|
|Awarding Body||Dundalk Institute of Technology|