Newborn & Infant Physical Examination (NIPE)

Continuing Professional Development (short course)

Chelmsford, Cambridge

6 months

Module code: MOD005989, MOD005990

Module level: 6 and 7

Module credits: 30 credits

Number of places: 30


Focus on the specialist knowledge and skills required to competently undertake thorough examinations of newborns or infants in practice.

Full description

Who should attend?

You must be a registered healthcare practitioner, for example a midwife, neonatal nurse or health visitor, and be working in a clinical environment that allows you to develop your skills in practice.


Please note that dates and delivery method(s) may be subject to change, in line with the latest Covid-19 guidelines, as necessary to ensure the safety of all.

Chelmsford - full and closed

18, 20 January 2021
1, 3 February 2021
1 March 2021
21 April 2021
17, 19 May 2021
1, 4 June 2021
Assessment: 21, 22 or 23 July 2021 - to be confirmed
Plus 3 compulsory days for self-directed learning


19, 21 January 2021
2, 4 February 2021
2 March 2021
22 April 2021
18, 20 May 2021
1, 2 June 2021
Assessment: 19, 20 or 21 July 2021 - to be confirmed
Plus 3 compulsory days for self-directed learning

Where you'll study

Your faculty

The Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care is the largest in ARU, with over 7,000 students. Our Faculty is teeming with expertise and primed to meet the demand for creating health professionals, teachers, doctors, scientists and educators for the three districts we serve: Chelmsford, Cambridge and Peterborough.

We have been training undergraduates for professional roles for over 25 years, with a reputation for quality, dedication and ambition balanced with student satisfaction.

We know that to give our students the very best experiential learning, prior to getting into the workplace, simulation is second to none, for safe, realistic, learning environments. We have invested heavily in purpose built simulated wards, science labs and skills space, to support our students through their learning.

Where can I study?

Tindal Building on our Chelmsford campus

Our striking, modern campus sits by the riverside in Chelmsford's University and Innovation Quarter.

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Lord Ashcroft Building on our Cambridge campus

Our campus is close to the centre of Cambridge, often described as the perfect student city.

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Fees & funding

Course fees

30 Credits (Level 6)


30 credits (Level 7) for courses starting in 2020/21


Funding for CPD

Please ask your manager or Education Lead about available funding before you apply.

Contact details

Theresa Vince (Chelmsford)

Lyn Dolby (Cambridge)

CPD admissions team

Entry requirements

To access this course, you will:

  • be a registered midwife, health visitor or nurse
  • be working in a hospital or neonatal unit.
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