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Unit Overview


This course will introduce the student to the principles of neonatal transport. The material will be covered via a multimodal delivery system, incorporating online lectures, reading material, assignments and student research of transport facilities.

The objectives of this unit include developing students' knowledge of the role of transport in neonatal /perinatal medicine; and introduce students to the complex physiological, pathological, communication and logistical implications of neonatal transport.

6 points
Not available in 2024OnlineOnline flexible

Students are able to (1) describe the history and development of neonatal transport; (2) understand basic neonatal physiology for ground and air transport; (3) describe the role of the transport team; (4) describe the constraints which may affect neonatal transport teams during retrieval of neonates from remote locations with limited resources; (5) describe management of difficult problems on transport (such as extreme prematurity, surgical emergencies etc.); (6) understand communication strategies which may be helpful for neonatal transport teams when communicating with multiple teams, transport services and patients' families.; and (7) develop an understanding of the unique nature of transport services in WA with respect to logistical hurdles..


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) multiple-choice examination and (2) written assignments—3. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Contact hours
lectures: 2 hours per week
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.