Master of Neonatology (coursework)
In this course students gain comprehensive knowledge of diseases of preterm and term infants including the underlying physiology and management. Students also gain clinical competency in acute resuscitation and all procedures required in the neonatal intensive care unit.
|Course title||Master of Neonatology (coursework)|
|Course type||master's degree by coursework only|
|Status||current / 2017|
|Administered by||Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences|
|Intake periods||Beginning of year only|
|Attendance type||full- or part-time|
|Credit points required||48|
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
|Standard course duration||1 year|
|Time limit||4 years|
|Locations offered||King Edward Memorial Hospital, Princess Margaret Hospital, Fiona Stanley Hospital|
|Domestic fee type||Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP|
|Course Coordinator(s)||Professor Karen Simmer|
Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.
|Key to availability of units:|
|S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; NS = non-standard teaching period|
All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.
Take all units (12 points):
|S2||PAED4410||Neonatal Respiration and Ventilation|
Take unit(s) to the value of 12 points from Group A or take unit(s) to the value of 6 points from Group A and 6 points from Group B:
|S1||PAED4406||Nutrition, Lactation and Gastrointestinal Disease|
|S2||PAED4408||Neonatal Infections and Immunology|
|S1||PAED4411||Introduction to Transport Medicine|
|S2||MEDC5801||Development and Communication of Research|
|NS||PAED5709||Physiology of Respiratory Responses|
|S1||PHAR4407||Medical Research Design, Protocols and Analysis|
|S1||PHAR4408||Medical Research Ethics and Clinical Rationale|
|S1, S2||PUBH4401||Biostatistics I|
|NS||PUBH5785||Introductory Analysis of Linked Health Data|
|NS||PUBH5801||Economic Evaluation of Health Care|
Take unit(s) to the value of 24 points:
|S1, S2||PAED5501||Neonatal Echocardiography|
|S1, S2||PAED5520||Neonatology Dissertation (12 points)|
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.
Academic Conduct Essentials module
2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).
(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module is not required to repeat the module.
English Language competency requirements
3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.
(a) a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
(b) at least two years of professional experience and evidence of the following:
(i) awareness of contemporary issues in neonatology; and
(ii) basic competence in paediatrics professional learning; and
(iii) experience in leading and managing others; and
(iv) engagement in ongoing professional learning;
(c) (i) a current enrolment in the advanced neonatal training program through the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP); or
(ii) a qualification as a neonatologist through the RACP, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; or
(iii) a qualification as an internationally trained doctor and be pursuing advanced neonatal training as an employee at King Edward Memorial Hospital, Princess Margaret Hospital, or Fiona Stanley Hospital.
Admission ranking and selection
Articulations and exit awards
(2) A student who withdraws from the Master of Neonatology course before completing it, but after fulfilling the requirements of a lesser award in the above sequence, may apply for the relevant award.
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
8. To make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass units to a value of at least half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.
9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.
11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 8 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.
Award with distinction
(a) all units above Level 3 attempted as part of the course that are awarded a final percentage mark;
(b) all relevant units above Level 3 undertaken in articulating courses of this University that are awarded a final percentage mark;
(c) all units above Level 3 completed at this University that are credited to the master's degree course.