Assessment of Growth and Development
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The purpose of this unit of study is to build on and consolidate knowledge achieved in the pre-requisite unit of study Applied Neonatal Physiology (071). Students are challenged to consider issues specifically related to assessment, growth and normal development of the neonate. This unit of study is composed of three themes: neonatal assessment, family centred developmental care and, finally, neonatal nutrition.

Assessment of Growth and Development
Unit of study code 255
Availability Graduate Certificate in Neonatal Care

GC single unit of study

Pre-requisite 071 – Applied Neonatal Physiology
Credit points 6
Hours of study 150
Fee* Tier 1
Recommended texts There are no prescribed textbooks for this subject. However, the following is recommended as useful resources on the topic. You may like to access it via your workplaces, The Katie Zepps Nursing Library or by purchasing a copy of your own.

Lomax, A 2015, Examination of the newborn: An evidence based guide, 2nd edn, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester.

Co-ordinated by Trish Lowe MACN
Content Intended learning outcomes for this subject/program


After completing this subject, the learner will be able to:-

Assessment Tasks
Type of assessment

Note the completed assessment item (e.g. Assessment 1: Online discussion)


(% of total marks)

When assessed – academic week

(e.g. Week 8)

Theme 1: Neonatal assessment a) discuss comprehensive neonatal assessment in relation to practice Assessment 1: Online discussions x2 10% 2, 8
Theme 2: Family centred developmental care b) analyse individualized developmentally supportive family centred care that supports neonatal growth and development Assessment 2: Literature review (2,000 words) 40% 5
Theme 3: Neonatal nutrition c) examine trans-culturally appropriate care in providing education and support to families in the context of growth and development Assessment 3: Guided case analysis (2,500 words) 50% 10
d) examine nutritional and feeding strategies in the management of neonates including the relationship to developmental outcomes

e) analyse evidence based knowledge in relation to neonatal assessment.

Assessment of Growth and Development (255) is a Tier 1 unit.

Tiers2019 Non-member price2019 Member price (10% discount)2020 Non-member price2020 Member price (10% discount)
Tier 1$2,165.00$1,948.50$2,230.00$2,007.00
Tier 2$2,475.00$2,227.50$2,550.00$2,295.00
Tier 3$2,915.00$2,623.50$2,995.00$2,695.50
Tier 4$3,475.00$3,127.50$3,580.00$3,222.00

*Fees are subject to change without notice.