The purpose of this module is to enable practitioners who have already undertaken a theoretical course in relation to newborn/infant examination but may not have fulfilled the necessary practical aspects of the course, to complete their training and be able to submit an accreditation of prior learning (APL) claim to gain academic credits at degree or masters level.
The module consists of taught study days, clinical practice and self-directed learning. It will draw upon a range of learning strategies such as lectures, presentations, skills-based sessions, web-based learning, tutorials, group discussion, and classroom debate of issues in the contemporary literature and in clinical practice. The study days will take place at Plymouth University, and lectures and tutorials will be delivered by Plymouth University academic staff and by specialist clinical practitioners. Supervised practice, with designated mentor support, will be undertaken in appropriate clinical areas.
Please note that at masters level this module is title 'Advanced newborn and infant examination (APL)'.