Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice (Neonatal Intensive Care)

      Course overview

      • 1 year part time
      • Parkville campus located in the heart of Melbourne city
      • Available to domestic and international students.
      • Summer Intake - December and Mid Year Intake - July


      The ability to care for neonatal patients with critical conditions and illnesses takes skill and training in the latest medical methods and knowledge. This course equips you with the latest evidence-based studies, frameworks and understanding to plan, manage and carry out neonatal intensive care and treatment.

      The Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice (Neonatal Intensive Care) at the University of Melbourne is designed to promote an understanding of the theoretical aspects of neonatal nursing to support safe practice in caring for neonatal patients.

      On completion, students have the clinical competencies to practice neonatal nursing at a beginning competency level as benchmarked against Australian specialty practice competencies.

      Students will explore the impact of hospitalisation on neonates and their families and understand assessment of the neonatal patient and common neonatal conditions responsible for preterm delivery and care of the sick neonate in hospital.

      In particular this course will focus on nutritional requirements, fluid and electrolyte maintenance of the neonate, neonatal respiratory illness, neonatal care and principles of growth and development, which underpin accurate assessment of the newborn and infant.

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