PG Certificate
2021 start

Neonatal Intensive Care

Division of Nursing and Midwifery, Health Sciences School, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health

Designed for those already working in neonatal intensive care, this course gives you the specialist knowledge and skills you need to manage, promote and deliver safe evidence-based care.
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Course description

This course is under review for 2021 entry and we will provide an update as soon as possible. Please contact the department for further information.

If you’re working within neonatal intensive care, this course gives you the opportunity to advance clinically and professionally.

You’ll focus on the specialist knowledge and skills necessary for managing, promoting and delivering safe evidence-based care that addresses the physiological, psychological and cultural needs of neonates and their families.

Clinical experts in neonatology and other related fields contribute to the course, reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of real practice.

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Modules

Core modules

  • Stabilisation and Management of the Special Care Baby
  • Care of the Critically Ill Neonate
  • Specialist Neonatal Practice

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 Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn.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. We are no longer offering unrestricted module choice. If your course included unrestricted modules, your department will provide a list of modules from their own and other subject areas that you can choose from.

Teaching

You’ll learn through lectures, blended learning, independent study and small-group work. Sessions are run by either clinical experts or our experienced lecturers. 

Assessment

Assessment includes online and practical exams, written assignments and a poster presentation.

Duration

  • 1-2 years part-time

Entry requirements

We’re looking for registered nurses working within the context of neonatal intensive care in the UK who already have a nursing degree.

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

We also accept a range of other UK qualifications and other EU/international qualifications.

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department.

Fees and funding

Studentships

If you already work with NHS patients in NHS Yorkshire and the Humber or in the East Midlands, funding may be available. Contact us for more information.

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.

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Contact

nursing-pgt-enquiries@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 2030

Any supervisors and research areas listed are indicative and may change before the start of the course.

Recognition of professional qualifications: from 1 January 2021, in order to have any UK professional qualifications recognised for work in an EU country across a number of regulated and other professions you need to apply to the host country for recognition. Read information from the UK government and the EU Regulated Professions Database.

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