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Nursing & Health

Examination of the Newborn (Master's Level (7))
University Certificate in Postgraduate Continuing Education

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

Course overview

The module is delivered completely online over 30 weeks. You learn through interactive classroom sessions and a variety of independent learning, such as recorded lectures and work to complete.

You are assessed in through a portfolio of clinical examinations assessed in the clinical area and a case study of 2,500 words assessed at level 7 (masters 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.
This module requires a level of independent study and commitment to the course with lots of support along the way to get you there. You can also access academic support for level 7 writing through our online library services.

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 form your portfolio, alongside evidence of individual learning. You also complete a 2,500-word care analysis, submitted through the e-learning@tees site.


Entry requirements

Entry requirements

You should be a practising midwife or neonatal nurse and have a degree qualification in a relevant subject.



2021/22 entry

Fee for applicants:

Limited funded places available

  • Length: 30 weeks, part-time
  • Start date: TBC
  • Level: Master's
  • Credits: 20

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