PAED4411 Introduction to Transport Medicine

6 points
Not available in 2020OnlineOnline
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.
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.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Contact hours
lectures: 2 hours per week
Unit Outline
Semester 1_2019_ONLINE [SEM-1_2019_ONLINE]
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  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.