Neonatal intensive care


Neonatal intensive care

This module is the fourth and final module for healthcare practitioners working full-time or part-time within the neonatal unit that upon completion will enable the practitioner to be recognised as qualified in speciality (QIS). The delivery of neonatal care to the intensive care 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 an intensive care baby and family.

This module will enable students to:

  • Develop and enhance their knowledge and specialist skills in intensive care practice
  • Develop their knowledge and understanding of the impact of intensive care on the ‘family’
  • Explore and address contemporary issues in neonatology and neonatal care practice


Learning outcomes:

  1. Critically analyse and evaluate the skills required for the neonatal nurse to provide family-centred care in an intensive 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 intensive 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.


Who is the module for? Healthcare practitioners who have completed the modules Applied neonatal pathophysiology & Foundations of neonatal special and transitional care and High dependency neonatal care.

Module code: HP6055X

Number of credits and level of study: 15 credits at level 6

Assessment: Literature review and competency assessment document (CAD)

Location: St George’s, University of London

Pattern of Delivery: 5 days

Module dates:*
(8.30am – 4.30pm)

  • 24, 25 Jul, 7 Aug, 4 Sep, 23 Oct 2017
  • 12, 13, 26 February, 26 March, 21 May 2018

*Dates may change

Fee: £800

Module leader: Elisabeth Podsiadly

Programme: This module is part of the Healthcare Practice DipHE/BSc(Hons)/GradCert


Contact the PPD Programme Office who will be happy to help you with any queries.