Certificate

Graduate Certificate in Neonatal Intensive Care

What will I study?

Overview

What you will learn

As a student of this course, you will:

Examine core pathophysiological concepts

Explore the underlying pathophysiology of neonatal diseases and develop knowledge and skills required to prioritise care of the neonate in the neonatal intensive care environment.

Understand key theory and medical requirements

Broaden your knowledge and theory of neonatal care and learn how to assess and manage specific conditions. Develop specialist knowledge in neonatal respiratory diseases, congenital anomalies, neonatal brain injury, common metabolic conditions, conditions unique to the very preterm infant, nutritional requirements and principles of growth and development.

Be guided to confidently apply theory to practice

You will receive supervised training and be able to undertake an accurate assessment of neonatal patients by combining your understanding of core theory with your technical skills.

Course structure

The Graduate Certificate of Nursing Practice (Neonatal Intensive Care) is a 50-point program designed to be undertaken part time over 12 months, including supervised clinical practice at your employing hospital. You must complete:

  • One core online subject, worth 12.5 points.
  • Three core clinical specialty subjects including one practice subject at your employing hospital, each worth 12.5 points.

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Study days

Subject Study Day 1 Study Day 2 Study Day 3 Study Day 4
Neonatal Intensive Care 116 March 2021
8 hour study day
20 April 2021
8 hour study day
18 May 2021
8 hour study day
N/A
Neonatal Intensive Care 227 July 2021
8 hour study day 
24 August 2021
8 hour study day
5 October 2021
8 hour study day
N/A

Neonatal Intensive Care Practice

Week commencing 22 March 2021
6 hour study day

(Your Educators will advise you of the date - this held at your own NICU)

5 May 2021
6 hour study day
18 August 2021
6 hour study day

Week commencing 27 Sept 2021
6 hour study day

(Your Educators will advise you of the date - this held at your own NICU)

Venue

  • All lectures for NICU 1 and NICU 2 will be held at the University of Melbourne
  • NICU Practice study days will be held at the host NICUs and at the Royal Children’s Hospital
  • Please see the timetable in the LMS for venue details on each study day

Please note: If you commence study in the winter intake you will have a 6-month break after completing the first subject Applied Pathophysiology and recommence in March the year after. Consequently starting this course in the winter intake will take 1.5 years to complete.