Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to give ability to work as a midwife with a critically ill neonate and the unborn child. To prerear the newborn for transportation and transport it between caregivers and wards. Have the kompetence in first aid and resutitation of a newborn

Learning outcomes

The student is expected to be able to have the theoretical knowledge and know the basics in what obstacles in neonatal care (premature, small for date, large for date) and the most common diseases and the care of a neonate Student should understand how diseases and health obstacles affect the neonate Student has the ability to meet the child and its parents in a ethical way with respect Student should have knowledge in the midwifes responsibilities and role when a child with special needs is born as ability to start resuscitation Student should have the knowledge in patient safe care of a neonate departments/hospitals Student should supervise and support the parents in care of and encourage to early bonding and attachment of the neonate in the neonatal-unit Student should understand the multi- professional teamwork and its important in midwifery Student have knowledge to take decisions and see the the need for care using care recommendations and regulations in neonatal care.

Course contents

practical studies with super wiser in neonatal unit 5sp

Prerequisites and co-requisites

basic studies family care, theory part 1,2, theory in antenatal and neonatal care practical studies on a department of puerperal care.

Previous course names

- Neonatal care 5sp

Additional information

If student has already practiced on neonatal unit shall she discuss with teacher what practice is actual.

Recommended or required reading

Same as theory course

Study activities

  • Individual studies - 20 hours
  • Practical training - 115 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

-oblique seminar -written test -practical studies are done succesfully


Stenbäck Pernilla


Stenbäck Pernilla

Home page of the course


Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

The timetable of the course

alternativt v. 34-36 v. 48-51 nyföddas övervakningsenhet/ nyföddas intensiv avdelning (L2, VVO, K7, BMI...) -eller valbar praktik inom barnmorske yrkets område

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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