Newborn Clinical Examination
Who Should Apply?
This programme is suitable for Registered Midwives
Knowledge, skills and professional behaviours required to undertake the Newborn Clinical Examination, demonstrating in-depth knowledge of normal neonatal physiology, and common neonatal conditions that are screened for, relating these to underpinning fetal and neonatal anatomy and physiology;
Gestational development of the fetus, to include organogenesis and factors that may disrupt optimal fetal growth and development;
Perform a systematic physical examination of the neonate utilising a family-centered approach to the Newborn Clinical Examination;
Record clinical findings and interpretations accurately and comprehensibly
Legal, ethical and professional issues relating to the Newborn Clinical Examination
Minimum Entry Requirements
To be eligible for this programme applicants must:
Registered Midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) or equivalent and have a minimum of two years experience in intrapartum, postnatal and/or neonatal care; ?
Currently employed in maternity care provision;
Applicants will normally hold a level 8 qualification in midwifery;
Applicants who do not have a level 8 qualification in midwifery may apply for entry to the programme in accordance with the procedures outlined in the DkIT Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy (2022): Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Policy and Practice;
Applicants may be interviewed
Starting Date September 2024