Holistic neonatal assessment and clinical management (degree and masters level)

Key features

This 20 credit module is offered at degree and masters level and will enable you to develop your existing professional skills in neonatal care.

Throughout this module, you will build on your existing neonatal nursing knowledge to undertake comprehensive health assessments through history taking, clinical examination, diagnosis and documentation. 

At degree level, this module will enable you to utilise your knowledge within the clinical decision-making process to participate in the development of initial treatment and management strategies. 

At masters level, this module contributes towards the attainment of Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner qualification, ultimately enabling you to facilitate the clinical decision-making process and independently develop treatment and management strategies.

This module can be studied as a standalone module at both levels, as an optional module towards some of our BSc (Hons) Professional Development pathways at degree level or as a core module towards the MSc Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner programme at masters level.

This module is delivered by University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust, in partnership with the University of Plymouth, at the Derriford Hospital site in close proximity to the clinical area of a level three neonatal service. 

This enables specialist clinicians and allied health professionals to contribute directly to the taught content ensuring clinical currency and high-quality theory-practice links throughout the taught component.

Module code




FHEQ level

Level 6 - bachelors degree

Level 7 - masters degree


University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

Module dates

20 September 2021, 10, 11 January, 14, 15 February, 7, 22 March, 4, 26 April and 23 May 2022. 

Admissions information 

Additional information and documentation required for the application process.

Access to: 

  • application forms 
  • change of name forms
  • pre-course information
  • downloadable guides
  • student card.

Visit our admissions homepage for full details.

You can contact the Professional Development Unit with any queries

Prospective student enquiries

+44 1752 586951

Current student enquiries

Professional Development Unit, Level 4 Rolle Building, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, United Kingdom.

8.30–17.00 (Friday 16.30)