Skip to main content
Short courses
Nursing & Health

Examination of the Newborn (Degree Level (6))
University Certificate in Continuing Education

  • Note: this course is full. Applications for the 2021/22 academic year will open in July.

Course overview

This module enables registered and practising midwives and neonatal nurses to undertake a routine physical examination of the newborn (NIPE).

The module is delivered completely online over 30 weeks. There are interactive classroom sessions and a variety of independent learning sources. Your independent learning is through recorded lectures and work for you to complete. You are assessed in two components; a portfolio of clinical examinations assessed in the clinical area and a case study of 2,500 words assessed at level 6 (degree level).

  • HEENE-funded places are available for eligible applicants.
  • Standard University fee applies once all funded places have been allocated.

Where you study



Course details

What you study

The award enables health professionals, through a process of advanced skill development, to undertake the routine physical examination of the newborn. The live sessions, recorded lectures and interactive work concentrate on the aspects of the NIPE examination as well as discussions on other complications and referrals. You develop originality in your application of comprehensive knowledge along with evidence-based practice through a variety of teaching and learning strategies.

How you learn

The degree and master’s module run together but there are separate learning outcomes for each and the written essay differs. Each has a separate blackboard site at e-learning@tees which provides access to learning resources and online support.

You undertake 20 supervised neonatal examinations and a final examination of the newborn within your practice area. These examinations will come together to form your portfolio alongside evidence of individual learning. You will also complete a 2,500-word care analysis, that you submit through the e-learning@tees site.


Entry requirements

Entry requirements

You should be a practising midwife or neonatal nurse.



2021/22 entry

Fee for applicants:

Limited funded places available

  • Length: 30 weeks, part-time
  • Start date: TBC
  • Level: Degree
  • Credits: 20

Apply online