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Assessment of Growth and Development
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The purpose of this unit is to build on and consolidate knowledge achieved in the pre-requisite unit- Applied Neonatal Physiology (071). Students are challenged to consider issues specifically related to assessment, growth and normal development of the neonate. This unit 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.

Lomax, A. (2021). Examination of the newborn: An evidence-based guide (3rd ed.), Blackwell Publishing.

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) appraise the skills required to comprehensively assess neonatal growth and development Assessment 1: Online discussions 10% 2, 8
Theme 2: Family centred developmental care b) analyse the individualised, developmentally supportive family-centred care practices supporting neonatal growth and development Assessment 2: Concept map 10% 4
Theme 3: Neonatal nutrition c) examine the culturally appropriate means of providing education and support to families in the context of neonatal growth and development Assessment 3: Essay or Literature critique (alt.) 40% 6
d) examine neonatal nutrition and feeding strategies and their relationship to neonatal growth and development Assessment 4: Reflective essay or Guided case analysis (alt.) 40% 10

e) analyse evidence- based knowledge in relation to neonatal growth and development

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

Tiers2023 Member price (10% discount)2023 Non-member price2024 Member price (10% discount)2024 Non-member price
Tier 1$2,196.00$2,440.00$2,310.00$2,565.00
Tier 2$2,506.50$2,785.00$2,630.00$2,925.00
Tier 3$2,947.50$3,275.00$3,095.00$3,440.00
Tier 4$3,523.50$3,915.00$3,700.00$4,110.00

*Fees are subject to change without notice.