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Applied Neonatal Pathophysiology | HP6046X | Level 6 (Undergraduate) | Credits 15 | 2020/21
Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education
Application Portal
Applied Neonatal Pathophysiology | HP6046X | Level 6 (Undergraduate) | Credits 15 | 2020/21
22/09/2020 | Available
22/09/2020, 23/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 07/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 16/11/2020, 23/11/2020
02/03/2021 | Available
02/03/2021, 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 16/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 23/03/2021, 24/03/2021, 31/03/2021, 27/04/2021, 04/05/2021
10/08/2021 | Applications Opening Soon | Available
10/08/2021, 11/08/2021, 17/08/2021, 18/08/2021, 24/08/2021, 25/08/2021, 01/09/2021, 06/09/2021, 04/10/2021, 11/10/2021
** Applications will ordinarily close 28 days before start date of a course.


This module will enable students to increase their knowledge of applied neonatal pathophysiology and apply it to the care of infants in special, high dependency and intensive care settings. It is the first of four modules for healthcare practitioners working full-time or part-time within the neonatal unit that will enable the practitioner to be recognised as qualified in speciality (QIS).

It is also designed as a standalone module for neonatal healthcare practitioners wishing to update their knowledge and skills. The delivery of neonatal care is dependent upon the clinical skills of the practitioner, and the sound theoretical underpinning of neonatal anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology. This module will allow the novice neonatal practitioner the necessary grounding in applied neonatal pathophysiology in which to develop and further their evidence based practice.


Applicants are expected to hold a recognised healthcare related qualification with current professional registration (where appropriate to the qualification) and normally a minimum of 6 months post-qualifying experience in order to consolidate training.

In addition:

Applicants should hold a qualification which provides 120 credits at level 4, or equivalent, for entry to the diploma programme or a Dip. H. E., (or equivalent), obtained within the last five years, for entry to the degree programme; Applicants for the graduate certificate are normally expected to hold an honours or ordinary degree, or equivalent

Equivalences of overseas qualifications are assessed using a specialist resource (NARIC) to which SGUL subscribes.

Non-standard applicants

Healthcare practitioners who do not hold a Dip H.E. (or equivalent) will normally be considered for standalone level 6 module enrolments if they can demonstrate one of the following:

Successful completion within the last five years of either certificated learning at level 6 or above, or completion of more than 60 credits at level 5, or a minimum of 30 credits at level 5 at or above a grade B (60%); Successful completion of a level 6 entrance test.

Applicants who do not meet the standard criteria for entry to the diploma programme, will be assessed on an individual basis and will normally be considered for access to standalone level 5 modules where demonstration of the ability to study at level 5 has been achieved through successful completion of an entrance test.


Unseen examination - NOTE: Due to Covid-19 social distancing requirements, the assessment for this module may be subject to alteration.


Learning Outcomes
  1. Critically discuss fetal neonatal adaptation and development through a systems approach, focusing on anatomy, physiology and assessment.
  2. Critically analyse and discuss neonatal pathophysiology underpinning present and changing neonatal practice.
  3. Evaluate the impact of neonatal pharmacology and pharmacokinetics on care issues.
  4. Utilise knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology to assist families in understanding their infants' conditions and the care/treatment required.


Course length: 5 Teaching Days

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Course Leader
Name: Elisabeth Podsiadly

Self Funding: £850.00

*Trust Commissioning and Trust Non-contract funding same price as above

Mode of Delivery
Online learning - NOTE: In the autumn term, due to Covid-19 social distancing requirements, face-to-face teaching will be limited to clinically focused modules incorporating practical skills teaching. This will remain the case throughout the 2020/21 academic year, until social distancing requirements can be sufficiently relaxed to allow a greater proportion of on-site teaching. At the time of writing, it is not known when this will be.
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