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 Published: 29/11/2011

Seminar Topics for 5th Year Students

  • Birth asphyxia
  • Low birthweight infants:
    1. pre-term
    2. small for gestational age
  • Respiratory disease:
    1. hyaline membrane disease and transient tachypnoea of the newborn
    2. pneumonia and meconium aspiration syndrome
  • Jaundice
  • Infection:
    1. bacterial
    2. intrauterine
  • Congenital abnormalities:
    1. Down syndrome
    2. Congenital dislocation of the hip, talipes, spina bifida
  • Convulsions in the newborn
  • Maternal conditions affecting the newborn:
    1. the infant of a diabetic mother
    2. hypertension and thyroid disease
  • Social/legal/ethical issues:
    1. issues of consent
    2. withdrawal of care
  • Blood glucose homeostasis
  • Congenital heart disease in the newborn