The purpose of this unit is to extend previously acquired knowledge and consider the health needs of babies and families admitted to a neonatal intensive care unit. Neonates are admitted because of their prematurity or because they require ongoing support for acute illness, complex conditions, surgery, or post-surgical convalescence. This unit of study is comprised of four themes. The first theme covers the family-centred, neurodevelopmentally supportive assessment and management of prematurely born babies and their families, with the second theme providing a detailed overview of commonly experienced ongoing health challenges. The third theme outlines diagnoses warranting admission of the unwell term infant, while the fourth theme describes common neonatal surgical interventions.
Students choosing this specialty elective must be employed in a neonatal intensive care unit.
|Neonatal Intensive Care|
|Unit of study code||335|
|Availability||Graduate Certificate in Neonatal Care
GC single unit of study
|Mode of study||Online|
|Hours of study||150|
|Co-ordinated by||Trish Lowe MACN
|Content||Intended learning outcomes for this subject/program
After completing this subject, the learner will be able to:-
|Type of assessment
Note the completed assessment item (e.g. Assessment 1: Online discussion)
(% of total marks)
|When assessed – academic week
(e.g. Week 8)
|Theme 1: Initial assessment and management of the prematurely born baby||a) develop knowledge of neonatal resuscitation and stabilisation in the perinatal environment and transmit this to others||Assessment 1: Online discussion||5%||2|
|Theme 2: Ongoing health challenges facing the prematurely born baby||b) evaluate the evidence-based knowledge and skills underpinning neonatal assessment and management in the perinatal environment||Assessment 2: Practice audit (e.g., admission practices) or essay (alt.)||35%||5|
|Theme 3: The unwell term infant||c) critically analyse information regarding medical and surgical care specific to gestational sub-populations in the perinatal environment||Assessment 3: Clinical vignette (referenced poster and abstract)||20%||8|
|Theme 4: Neonatal surgical interventions||d) appraise the psychosocial needs of families in the perinatal environment||Assessment 4: Holistic case presentation [surgical case] or reflective essay (alt.)||40%||10|
Neonatal Intensive Care (335) is a Tier 1 unit.
|Tiers||2023 Member price (10% discount)||2023 Non-member price||2024 Member price (10% discount)||2024 Non-member price|
*Fees are subject to change without notice.