Specialist Neonatal Practice: Work Based Learning (SNM3262/SNM674)
This page gives details of both the undergraduate degree module (level 6) and post graduate masters module (level 7). Both units are delivered as a shared module with individual assessment modes.
Who is it for?
Qualified Nurses who:
NURU144 BMedSci (Hons) Health and Social Care Studies (Neonatal Intensive Care) - SNM3262
NURT78 Postgraduate Certificate in Neonatal Intensive Care - (Masters in Advanced Practice) SNM672
Please note that this module runs concurrently with SNM3263/SNM3264 (level 6) and SNM673/SNM672 (level 7)
Overview of content:
What is it about?
Work based learning (WBL) combines the best of academic and practice learning. Defined as 'learning for work, at work and through work' it requires a professional knowledge base acquired in the workplace. Using a WBL approach, this module provides study within a framework to explore and identify contemporary issues in neonatal practice whilst critically reflecting on personal development. In partnership with clinical supervisors, students develop an individual learning contract incorporating bespoke skills relevant to their specialist practice and clinical work environment. Clinical and academic assessment includes submission of a completed clinical competency booklet, production and presentation of a leaflet/ poster and submission of a written assignment supporting the content of the leaflet/poster.
How does it enhance your personal practice?
This unit is designed to run concurrently with SNM3623/SNM3624 and SNM673/SNM672. It enables neonatal nurses to develop and apply knowledge to theory learnt in the classroom to the neonatal environment. The design of the unit gives you an opportunity to explore psychosocial care in greater depth. Completing a clinical skills booklet that encompasses your knowledge and skills development will be an excellent resource for NMC revalidation. Completion of this module contributes towards the Higher Education England descriptors for neonatal nurse training: QIS (qualification in speciality).
The 20 level 6 academic credit awarded on successful completion of this unit (SNM3262) can be used towards becoming a QIS with a Degree in Neonatal Intensive Care.
The 30 level 7 academic credit awarded on successful completion of this unit (SNM674) can be used towards becoming QIS with a Post Graduate Certificate in Neonatal Intensive Care.
Mode of Assessment:
Part 1 (SNM3262) Develop and present a family information leaflet that addresses a clinical need that you have identified in the workplace environment (level 6).
Part 2 (SNM3262) (level 6).Written assignment critically discussing the content of family information leaflet.
Part 1 (SNM674) Develop and present a poster suitable for a conference/study day that focuses on a clinical issue that you wish to explore and links to a competency statement with in the WBL (level 7).
Part 2 (SNM674) (level 7).Written assignment critically analysing the content of poster.
Part 3 (Both SNM3262 and SNM674) Submission of a completed clinical skills booklet.
Marking grids and learning outcomes will be provided at the beginning of the module that reflect the level of assessment.
Links to Professional/Academic Award:
BMedSci (Hons) (Neonatal Intensive Care) - level 6
PGCert in Neonatal Intensive Care - level 7
Masters in Advancing Practice - level 7
20 credits at level 6 and 30 credits at level 7
Where this unit fits into the Course Structure:
BMedSci (Hons) Neonatal Intensive Care
60 credits from:
SNM3263 - Stabilisation and Management of the Special Care Baby (20 credits)
SNM3264 - Care of the Critically Ill Neonate (20 credits)
SNM3262 - Specialist Neonatal Practice: Work based Learning (20 credits)
20 credits from:
SNM3182 - Promoting Evidence Based Practice
40 credits from:
SNM3016 - Developing Clinical Practice (40 credits) or
SNM3136 - Dissertation (40 credits)
Students cannot commence the dissertation unit until they have successfully completed 80 credits which must include the QIS modules (60 credits) plus the evidence based practice (20 credits).
PGCert Neonatal Intensive Care
In order to gain the full Postgraduate Certificate award, students must complete the three compulsory units. The units run once a year - please note that SNM673 (semester 1) must be completed before assessing SNM672 (semester 2). SNM674 runs from September to June (inclusive).
SNM673 - Stabilisation and Management of the Special Care Baby (15 credits)
SNM672 - Care of the Critically Ill Neonate (15 credits)
SNM674 - Specialist Neonatal Practice: Work based Learning (30 credits)
Start Date: 8 May 2019
Attendance Dates: 08.05.19, 22.05.19, 05.06.19, 03.07.19, 17.07.19, 11.09.19, 25.09.19, 09.10.19,
Application and Funding
To apply for this course you need to complete an online application form and you can do this by selecting the "apply" link at the top right of this page. A fees and funding form will automatically be sent on submission of your application form. Details of funding options can be found on our Funding Page.
If successful in your application for the course you will receive a confirmation email with the exact details of the location of teaching, closer to the start date.
The School of Nursing and Midwifery is based at Barber House, Glossop Road, Sheffield; opposite the Royal Hallamshire Hospital however teaching may take place across the University site. Please see a map below of the Central Campus.
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