Newborn Clinical Examination

Who Should Apply?
This programme is suitable for Registered Midwives

Subjects taught

Course Content
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

Entry requirements

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


1 Semester

Enrolment dates

Starting Date September 2024

More details
  • Qualifications

    Special Purpose Certificate (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Blended,Part time

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