School of Health Sciences has developed six months Certificate Programme in Newborn and Infant Nursing for nursing personnel to meet their training requirement in newborn and infant care. The programme aims at improving, strengthening and updating the knowledge and skills of nursing professionals in care of newborn and infant. The emphasis on maternal care, neonatal care and integrated management of neonatal and childhood illness will strengthen their skills in identifying impact of maternal health on neonatal outcome and make appropriate nursing interventions to prevent mortality and morbidity due to common newborn and childhood problems.
Certificate in Newborn and Infant Care is 16 credits Certificate Programme (6 credits in theory and 10 credits in practical) and has 1 theory and 1 practical course.
The broad objectives of this programme are to:
• Enhance and update the knowledge, skills and practices of nursing personnel in care of newborn and infants.
• Enable Nursing personnel to provide effective nursing care to normal, at risk and sick newborn and infants.