Short courses
Health & Social Care

Neonatal Special and High Dependency Care

University Certificate in Continuing Education:

  • Limited HEENE-funded places are available for eligible applicants (you must check this with admissions before applying).
  • Standard University fee applies once all funded places have been allocated.

Course information

Part-time

  • 5 days

More part-time details

  • Credits: 20, Level: Degree
  • Enrolment date: October
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384176
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants: £750
  • Limited funded places available

Contact details

Further information

This award is for registered nurses and registered midwives currently working within the neonatal special care or intensive care environment. You further develop your knowledge and skills in order to advance your practice in areas such as caring for sick neonates and infants of low birth weight born prematurely, who require special and high dependency care.

Professional accreditation

The award has been mapped against the competencies outlined in British Association of Perinatal Medicine (2012) Matching Knowledge and Skills for Qualified in Speciality (QIS) Neonatal Nurses: a core syllabus for clinical competency, facilitating the your progression towards the achievement of Neonatal Nurse Qualification in Speciality (QIS) status within the neonatal special and high dependency care setting

You further develop your knowledge and understanding of foetal, pre-term and term infant physiology and the physical, developmental and psychological principles of care for sick-term and pre-term neonates and families in the special and high dependency care setting. You also examine and evaluate national and local policy and guidance and consider the impact of these on local care provision of special and high dependency care

This award is delivered at the Centre for Professional and Executive Development, Darlington campus.

How you learn

You learn through a mixture of formal lectures, seminar, workshops, group-work and high fidelity simulation exercises.

How you are assessed

There are two summative assessments:

  • Assessment 1: a written summative assignment in the form of a 2,000-word critical review of a local guideline associated with your practice.
  • Assessment 2: a portfolio that demonstrates achievement of core clinical competencies within your clinical practice including a 500-word commentary.

Entry requirements

Applicants must be a registered nurse or registered midwife currently working in a neonatal unit.

Course information

Part-time

  • 5 days

More part-time details

  • Credits: 20, Level: Degree
  • Enrolment date: October
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384176
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants: £750
  • Limited funded places available

Contact details

Further information