Postgraduate Certificate in Neonatal Intensive Care

Course code NURT78
60 credits at level 7


Who is it for?

Suitable for practitioners who have a degree in nursing and who are working within the context of neonatal intensive care.

What is it about?

The Division of Nursing and Midwifery (Health Sciences School) is committed to providing opportunities for practitioners working within the context of neonatal intensive care to advance clinically and professionally. Undertaking this programme will give you the opportunity to explore the specialist knowledge and skills necessary for proactively managing, promoting and delivering safe evidence-based care that addresses the physiological, psychological and cultural needs of neonates and their families within the context of multi-disciplinary teams in practice. This programme features contribution by clinical experts in neonatology and other related fields and the teaching is informed by research and other scholarly activities.

How does it enhance practice?

  • Give you the opportunity to enhance practice by facilitating the students to link theory to practice and perform consistently safe practice from a variety of perspectives whilst reflecting the focus of their specific clinical setting.
  • Provide the students with the opportunity to develop reflective and analytical skills to enhance the quality of care given to neonates within their specific clinical setting.
  • Enable the students to develop evidence-based research-led care for neonates and their families within their specific clinical setting.
  • Develop the ability for students to meet their organisational and service needs, in addition to their personal and professional development.
  • Provide accreditation for their continuing professional development and learning within the context of Neonatal Intensive Care.

Mode of Assessment:

The units for this programme are assessed using a variety of methods, see information for the individual units.


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Links to Professional/Academic Award:

Postgraduate Certificate in Neonatal Intensive Care
Masters in Advancing Practice

Course Structure:

In order to gain the full Postgraduate Certificate award, students must complete the three compulsory units (see individual units for dates).

SNM673 Stabilisation and Management of the Special Care Baby (15)

SNM674 Specialist Neonatal Practice: Work Based Learning (30)

SNM672 Care of the Critically Ill Neonate (15)

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers.In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.

Delivery Site

We timetable teaching across the whole of our campus, the details of which can be found on our campus map. Teaching may take place in a student’s home department, but may also be timetabled to take place within other departments or central teaching space.

Information for Disabled Students

Programme Leader/Contact Name:

Barbara Howard

Tel: +44 114 222 2063



Please visit our how to apply page. If you have any difficulties please call the Continuing Professional Development Admissions Team on +44 114 222 2030.