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

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


30 weeks


Course overview

You are assessed in through a portfolio of clinical examinations assessed in the clinical area and an online exam assessed at Level 7 (master’s level).

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

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Where you study

Online via TUOnline.


Course details

What you study

Through a process of advanced skill development, you 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 module requires a level of independent study and commitment to the course. You are supported throughout the course and can access academic support for Level 7 writing and study skills through our online library services.

The degree and master’s module run together but there are separate learning outcomes for each, and the level of exam differs. Each has a separate online platform which provides access to learning resources and online support.

How you are assessed

You undertake a minimum of ten supervised neonatal examinations and a final examination of the newborn within your practice area. This includes an assessed professional discussion covering your ability to recognise abnormality in the newborn and take appropriate action following this. These examinations form your portfolio, alongside evidence of individual learning. You also complete a 30-minute online exam of multiple choice questions which will include scenario and problem-solving questions


Entry requirements

Entry requirements

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



2024/25 entry

Fee for applicants:

Limited funded places available

  • Length: 30 weeks
  • Start date: November and May
  • Level: Master's
  • Credits: 20

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