Holistic Examination of the Newborn

We are pleased to bring you the Non-Credit Bearing Holistic Examination of the Newborn workshop – as a new study day. Please see below for dates, booking and relevant information. 

About the workshop

The Holistic Examination of the Newborn Workshop addresses the needs of new entrants into the midwifery profession, who have undertaken explicit Newborn and Infant Physical Examination (NIPE) elements integrated into their Midwifery training. The workshop it is aimed at consolidating knowledge, values and in turn inform relevant skills, in the holistic examination of the newborn – with a focus on the NIPE aspects. 

The workshop will include

  • Importance of history and the role of the NIPE practitioner  

  • Revision of examination of various systems e.g. cardiovascular, skeletal etc. 

  • Guidance on completing the Competency document  

We have aimed this workshop with the following people in in mind, but it is open to anyone who would like to refresh learning about the Holistic examination of the Newborn.  

  • Recently Qualified Midwives (where the NIPE was integrated within the BSc programme) 

  • Qualified NIPE Practitioners (as a refresher) 

  • GP trainees  


£80 per person

Course dates

19 May 2021 Online/in-classroom (TBC) One-day workshop
9 June 2021 Skills lab Skills day
21 July 2021 N/A Competency document Submission via Pebble pad

Note: The delivery of the workshop will either be in a classroom taught session or virtually depending on the need for social distancing.  

The Skills Day will take place in the skills lab - The number of sessions is to be determined based on the Social Distancing requirements at the time. 

Booking and further information

To book or enquire for further information, please contact Faith Kayembe, Senior Lecturer (Midwifery) on: faith.kayembe@canterbury.ac.uk


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