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High Dependency Neonatal Care | HP6054X | Level 6 (Undergraduate) | Credits 15 | 2020/21
Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education
Application Portal
High Dependency Neonatal Care | HP6054X | Level 6 (Undergraduate) | Credits 15 | 2020/21
07/12/2020 | Available
07/12/2020, 14/12/2020, 11/01/2021, 18/01/2021, 08/02/2021
17/05/2021 | Available
17/05/2021, 24/05/2021, 07/06/2021, 21/06/2021, 19/07/2021
** Applications will ordinarily close 28 days before start date of a course.


This module is the third 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). The delivery of neonatal care to the high dependency infant is dependent both on the clinical skills of the practitioner and the development and maintenance of therapeutic relationships with the parents and the multi-disciplinary team through the use of appropriate communication and interpersonal skills. This module facilitates the development of reflective skills in order to provide and analyse the care for a high dependency baby and family.

This module will enable students to:

- Develop and enhance their knowledge and specialist skills in high dependency care practice.

- Develop their knowledge and understanding of the impact of high dependency on the family.

- Explore and address contemporary issues in neonatology and neonatal care practice.


Students will have completed the Applied Neonatal Pathophysiology and Neonatal Special and Transitional Care modules or equivalent.


Reflection and competency assessment document (CAD)

Learning Outcomes
  1. Critically analyse and evaluate the skills required for the neonatal nurse to provide family-centred care in a high dependency care setting.
  2. Critically discuss the range of support services available to meet physical and psychosocial needs of infants and families and facilitate their use.
  3. Critically discuss the range of evidence and research underpinning the care of the high dependency care baby and family.
  4. Critically analyse and evaluate the skills required to deliver safe patient-centred care.
  5. Debate the innovations and new modalities in care, critically analysing the benefits/disadvantages of innovations.


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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