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Table 1 Neonatology topics and skills taught during 4th and 5th years according to the existing curriculum

From: Development of a neonatal curriculum for medical students in Zimbabwe – a cross sectional survey

Knowledge area Knowledge area Skills Teaching strategy
4th-year Neonatal Tutorials: one week block teaching
Normal newborn/assessment of gestational age
Resuscitation of the newborn
Thermoregulation
Low-birth weight (IUGR/prematurity)
Neonatal seizures
Neonatal sepsis
Neonatal jaundice
Congenital infections
Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)
Respiratory Distress in newborn
X-rays – general surgical condition
Metabolic conditions
Fluid & electrolytes
Congenital malformations
Feeding the newborn
5th-year Neonatology Tutorials: one week block teaching
Resuscitation, APGAR scores,
Asphyxia
Birth trauma
Hypothermia
Neonatal jaundice
Low birth-weight
Hypoglycemia
Respiratory problems (including Hyaline Membrane Disease)
Infections and immunity
Antibiotics in the neonate
Convulsions
Meningitis
Anemia
Bleeding problems
Normal hematological values in neonates
Vomiting
Intestinal obstruction
Common surgical problems
peripheral vein puncture technique,
lumbar puncture,
endotracheal intubation,
cardiopulmonary (newborn) resuscitation
rapid glucose estimation (use of glucometer)
Classroom
Observe newborn procedural skills