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|
|Mode of study||Online|
|Hours of study||150|
|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:-
|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.
|Tiers||2023 Member price (10% discount)||2023 Non-member price||2024 Member price (10% discount)||2024 Non-member price|
*Fees are subject to change without notice.