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|
GC single unit of study
|Pre-requisite||071 – Applied Neonatal Physiology|
|Hours of study||150|
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. ISBN: 978-1-118-91319-2
|Co-ordinated by||Trish Lowe MACN
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) discuss comprehensive neonatal assessment in relation to practice||Assessment 1: Online discussions x2||10%||4, 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||40%||6|
|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||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.
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