This multidisciplinary course introduces the scientific evidence, theory and practical implications of infant and family centred developmental care (IFCDC) .
The course is organised in two parts:
FINE 1:Part 1 – online training to be completed in your own time.
FINE 1:Part 2 – live online workshops in small groups on a set date.
Please see the main courses page for latest dates for live online workshops (FINE 1:Part 2).
It is mandatory that you complete FINE1:Part 1 before the live workshops in FINE1:Part 2. Please ensure when selecting a date on enrolment you allow yourself sufficient time to complete Part 1 – this should take approximately 3-5 hours to complete.
Please note for FINE1:Part 2, you must have individual access to video-conferencing.
Explain the theory and evidence behind IFCDC
Introduce the key principles and themes that underpin best practice
Illuminate strengths and challenges in practice
Explore practical ways to enhance practice.
Who is this course for?
This course is recommended for everyone working in hospital settings that care for preterm or newborn infants.
Be aware of the science and evidence supporting IFCDC.
Understand neurobiological and psychosocial influences on developmental outcomes.
Understand how observing babies informs best practice.
Understand how managing the environment influences early development.
Be more confident about promoting parents as partners in their infants care.
Implement strategies that improve the experience of neonatal care for families and infants.
Identify areas in their own practice that they would like to improve.
What is provided?
The course is organised in two parts
Part 1 – Online introduction
10 pre-recorded lectures that you can complete in your own time.
Supplementary notes and exercises for each topic.
Stress and pain
Early feeding experience
Part 2 – Live online workshops organised for small groups (see pre-set dates for attendance)
Interactive topics led by experienced practitioners with advanced training
Short presentations, demonstrations, workshops and discussion
Practical guides to download and share
Certificate of attendance