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Aims / objectives

  • Review screening history for the new-born infant check.
  • Refine basic knowledge of developmental anatomy and physiology of the body systems.
  • Improve physical examination skills with a focus on detecting abnormalities such as congenital cataracts, hip dysplasia, congenital heart disease and undescended testes.
  • Be more confident in noting normal and abnormal findings and indications for referral.
  • Apply principles and learned practical skills in the workplace.
  • Be up to date on the latest evidence-based practice.

Course programme

  • Introduction
  • Review of the new-born infant physical examination programme (NIPE)
  • Skill builders:
  • Screening history
  • Assessment of HENT, skin and eyes
  • Respiratory assessment
  • Cardiac assessment
  • Abdominal assessment including male and female genitalia/anus
  • Neurological assessment
  • Musculoskeletal assessment including detection of developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH)
  • Documentation.
  • Summary of new-born screening

Led by


P54 Review and refresh your new-born screening skills

Course summary

In line with Public Health England’s new-born and infant physical examination (NIPE) screening recommendations, this review course provides both theoretical and hands-on practice for practitioners who need to refresh and update their skills. With a focus on the four examination screening elements, validation of normality and detection of the abnormal are key parts of the day

Who should attend?

Practitioners who have completed an accredited neonatal examination course and require a yearly update.
Practitioners who would like to refine their current skills.

Recommended text

Physical Examination of the Newborn at a Glance by Campbell and Dolby, 2018

Important notes

Refreshments, all course material, evaluations and certificate of attendance provided.
Completion of this course is not a guarantee of competency.


Course duration Course CPD Full price
(incl VAT) per person
1 day(s) 8 hour(s) £185


Dates Block size Block
Individual discount
06 May 2020 4 10% n/a

Dates / venues

Location - venue Dates No. of people  
London - St Bart's Hospital 06 May 2020