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NS5225 - Care of the 'At Risk' Newborn

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This subject will develop theoretical knowledge of the 'at risk' newborn. This knowledge will be applied with a family centred focus within the clinical practice setting. The knowledge gained will enable the practitioner to interpret signs elicited by the 'at risk' newborn, identify the related anatomical, physiological and pathophysiological processes and the expected short and long term outcomes of a plan of care.

Learning Outcomes

  • interpret the pathophysiological processes occurring in the 'at risk' newborn;
  • develop a family centred plan of care within a framework of cultural safety;
  • critically analyse the outcomes of a plan of care to facilitate improved health promotion;
  • explain anatomical, physiological processes related to an 'at risk' newborn;
  • relate pre-pregnancy conditions, pregnancy and birth to the anatomical and physiological processes in the 'at risk' newborn.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (50%) - Individual
  • Written > Case study analysis - (50%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Professional placement performance - (%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Passing requirements: complete and submit all assessment items; achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties such as late penalties; achieve a satisfactory grade for the professional experience placement.


Study Period 1, External
Census Date 23-Mar-2023
Coord/Lect: Mrs Gillian Harris.
Workload expectations:
  • 60 hours online activity
  • 80 hours professional Experience
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

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