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Newborn & Infant Physical Examination, Short Course

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    Application Deadline
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You will utilise in-depth knowledge and understanding that you have gained to enable you to recognise the deviations from the normal to initiate appropriate care and referral. Critical reflection and completion of the practice documents will allow you to further identify your learning needs and develop your scope of professional practice. You will need to work in the appropriate clinical environment to undertake the NIPE under the supervision of a health professional with the NIPE qualification as a pre-requisite of the module.

How you’ll learn

You’ll use our online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and will have a document to complete in practice to support your learning. There is an emphasis on skills-based components and work-based learning.  Experienced clinical mentors will help you connect the theory you learn with your practice, and you’ll also be allocated a personal tutor. You will be encouraged to organise elective visits to relevant clinics, such as cleft palate or heart clinics, within your trusts to enhance your own learning needs.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • You’ll complete a number of practical Newborn and Infant Physical examinations within your trust, which will include reflection and critical analysis of your experiences.  You will also do an observed simulated clinical examination (OSCE).


Who should attend? You must be a registered healthcare practitioner, for example a midwife, neonatal nurse or health visitor, and be working in a clinical environment that allows you to develop your skills in practice.

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

To access this course, you will:
  • be a registered midwife, health visitor or nurse
  • be working in a hospital or neonatal unit.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1350 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1350 GBP per module and a duration of .
  • EU/EEA

    1350 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1350 GBP per module and a duration of .
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  • Level 6: £2,312
  • Level 7: £1,350

Living costs for Cambridge

  • 846 - 1470 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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