Nursing - Examination of the Newborn

The module is offered as part of an MSc in Midwifery Practice programme or as a stand alone module at level 9. On successful completion of the module 10 credits (ECTS) will be awarded.

Autumn Trimester: Involves a combination of live and pre-recorded online lectures, tutorials and a number of virtual workshops.

Spring Trimester: Involves undertaking 40 supervised clinical examinations of the newborn and successfully passing three formal assessments in the clinical area, as well as completing the related competency assessment documents, which includes a log of examinations, and structured reflections by the midwife as their scope of practice expands during the clinical component of the programme.

ProfCert Examination of the Newborn
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 10)

Who should apply?

Part Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

The module is aimed at registered midwives who have the required experience in postnatal care.

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core
Examination of NewbornNMHS43380

Entry requirements

ProfCert Examination of the Newborn (X753) Part Time
EU fee per year - € 1720

***Fees are subject to change

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Application Fee
Please note that all applicants are required to pay the €50 application fee. Your application cannot be processed fully unless the application fee has been paid.

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Application dates

The following entry routes are available:

Professional Certificate Examination of the Newborn PT (X753)
Duration 8 Months
Attend Part Time
Deadline Rolling*

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised

Applicants may be required to undertake an interview (either face-to-face or via telecommunication) as part of the admission process.


8 months part-time.

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  • Qualifications

    Special Purpose Certificate (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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