Neonatal Respiratory Management
13 November - 18 December 2023 (Online)
Live online sessions: 17, 24 November & 7, 15 December 2023
- Duration: 5 weeks
- Live online sessions (times tbc):
- 17 Nov 2023: 8.00 - 9.30am
- 24 Nov 2023: 3.00 - 5.00pm
- 7 Dec 2023: 6.00 - 7.30pm
- 15 Dec 2023: 8.00 - 9.30am
- Venue: Online
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This course will contextualise the participants knowledge of the development and physiology of the respiratory system, and how disruption of normal development leads to neonatal respiratory disorders.
Participants will learn how to diagnose and manage both common and rarer neonatal respiratory conditions and become confident to apply advanced techniques of neonatal invasive and non-invasive respiratory support appropriately. They will discover the possible long-term implications of newborn respiratory disease in childhood and adulthood.
Topics covered will include:
- Week 1: Lung Development and transitional physiology
- Week 2: Early Lung Disease
- Week 3: Assessment of Respiratory Status
- Week 4: Neonatal Ventilation
- Week 5: Chronic Respiratory Disorders and Long-Term Outcomes
The course is part of a range of short courses spread throughout the academic year which are available both to students who are enrolled on the Msc Applied Paediatrics and as stand-alone CPD accredited programmes for all healthcare professionals.
For participants who have successfully completed the course, the learning outcomes will be:
- Make connections between the disruption of the development and physiology of the neonatal respiratory system and the pathophysiology of neonatal respiratory disorders and formulate appropriate management plans
- Critically apply advanced techniques in neonatal ventilation, including non-invasive ventilation, high-frequency oscillation and ventilator graphics
- Anticipate and explain the possible long-term outcomes of neonatal respiratory disease
- Propose a research question and a research plan that would effectively investigate an issue within neonatal respiratory care
This fully online course is run over 5 consecutive weeks and you are expected to conduct ~ 7 - 10 hours per week of guided and self-directed asynchronous learning, which also incorporates group work online.
The course consists of several interactive sessions on a video-conferencing platform as well as weekly online tasks and related activities for the participant to complete individually. These learning tasks will cover the cutting edge of neonatal diagnosis, treatment & ongoing care. This is supported by case-based learning and practical guidance.
The course adopts an active learning strategy which consists of:
- Pre course reading/videos to read/watch to prepare for the course
- Online activities such as reading, researching & lectures with related tasks to enhance & consolidate students learning
- Group work and group presentations
The Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) hosts guidance and support with resources and tasks that you can study at your own pace within the suggested parameters. The VLE supports your academic journey and helps you to connect with other students for networking, community building and active co-construction of your learning.
Evidence of sufficient participation will be required to obtain a course certificate.
Live online sessions
Live online sessions
The course consists of several synchronous sessions on a video-conferencing platform held on the following dates (UK times)*:
Friday, 17 Nov 2023: 8.00 - 9.30am
Friday, 24 Nov 2023: 3.00 - 5.00pm
Thursday, 7 Dec 2023: 6.00 - 7.30pm
Friday, 15 Dec 2023: 8.00 - 9.30am
*Dates may be subject to change
Who should attend?
This course will benefit neonatologists, paediatricians, GPs, nurses, therapists, and other healthcare professionals involved in Child Health.
Benefits of Attending?
In this course students will contextualise their knowledge of the development and physiology of the respiratory system, and how disruption of normal development leads to neonatal respiratory disorders.
Students will learn how to diagnose and manage both common and rarer neonatal respiratory conditions and become confident to apply advanced techniques of neonatal invasive and non-invasive respiratory support appropriately. Students will discover the possible long-term implications of newborn respiratory disease in childhood and adulthood.
Participants have the option of completing an assessment component and on completion will be provided with an official Imperial College London transcript of results. Details of the assessment and deadline for submission will be given during the course. Please note that there is an additional assessment fee payable in full prior to submission date. Please contact us for further information.