Educational Material

The National Screening Unit (NSU) offers online education for health practitioners/providers who provide services within the antenatal and newborn screening programmes.

LearnOnline.Health.nz is a vocational training resource hub for New Zealand’s community of health practitioners. There is a growing number of courses available, provided by different organisations, for health workers either studying or working in different fields of practice.

The NSU offers five eLearning Modules through LearnOnline.Health.nz:

  • Screening Principles and Practice
  • Quality Improvements in Antenatal Screening for Down syndrome and other conditions (QIASD)
  • Antenatal HIV Screening Programme (AHIV)
  • Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Early Intervention Programme (UNHSEIP)
  • Newborn Metabolic Screening Programme (NMSP).

Midwifery Council of New Zealand

The NSU antenatal and newborn screening modules have been approved by the Midwifery Council of New Zealand for five professional development points per module.

  • Points are awarded after completion of the final assessment in each module with a pass rate of 80 percent.
  • The first module Screening Principles and Practice must be completed and points allocated before points can be allocated to any of the other four modules.

Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP)

These modules have been endorsed by the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and approved for up to two hours (per module) CME for General Practice Educational Programme Stage 2 (formerly AVE) and Maintenance of Professional Standards (MOPS) purposes.

  • Points are awarded after completion of the final assessment in each module with a pass rate of 80 percent.
  • NSU recommends that the first module is completed before any of the other modules.

Accessing the antenatal and newborn screening modules

Health practitioners, please ensure that you include your midwifery council/medical council number when you set up your login details.

Midwives are required to enter their Midwifery Council number for the allocation of professional development points.

Please go to http://www.learnonline.health.nz/ to access the education modules.

We would appreciate your feedback.  If you would like to contact us for comment or questions please feel free to do so:  Email:  bronwyn_petrie@moh.govt.nz

Page last updated: 02 December 2014