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Newborn and infant health assessment

Newborn and infant health assessment

Course Type
Postgraduate, Module

Newborn and Infant Health Assessment

The module will enable you to develop an in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge relating to the systematic examination of the newborn, to assess normality, detect abnormalities and provide health education to parents to meet newborn and infant health assessment (NIPE) requirements. It will prepare you to undertake a systematic examination of the newborn, aligned to the full requirements of the NHS NIPE screening examination.

Successful completion of this module will allow you to undertake examination of newborn infants in practice and demonstrate proficiency in a full systematic examination of the newborn infant in line with local and national evidence-based protocols.


20 credits

Methods of teaching

Seminars, practical classes/workshops, work based learning/placement, independent study.


One 30-minute simulated systematic newborn health assessment (35%), one 15-minute oral examination (15%) and completion of a practice portfolio detailing successful completion of 20 Newborn and Infant Health Assessments (NIPE) under the direct supervision of a nominated confirmer and 10 reflective case studies (50%). To pass the module students must achieve a pass mark for all components of the assessment.