Neonatology Rotation


Site of Rotation:

Aga Khan University Department of Paediatrics and Child Health 


The purpose of this rotation is to enable the M.Med resident to acquire basic knowledge and skills in resuscitation and ICU management in order to participate in the management of normal and high-risk neonates.

Objectives of the rotation:

At the end of the rotation, the resident will be able to:

  1. Resuscitate and examine the newborn baby
  2. Manage high-risk neonates – premature babies, small for gestation babies, infants of diabetic mothers, rhesus incompatibility and birth asphyxia
  3. Understand basics of ICU care for neonates
  4. Gain basic knowledge of management of neonates with congenital anomalies such as spina bifida, hydrocephalus, and gastrointestinal abnormalities. 
  5. Demonstrate empathic and accurate counseling of parents about the progress of sick newborns in the context of preterm birth, specific organ disorders, and congenital anomalies.

Duration of Rotation:

A total of 8 weeks. 

Supervisors of Residents:

AKU Neonatology team.

Evaluation of Residents:

The Residents learning log shall be maintained and will guide formal feedback as well as in-depth sharing of learning experiences between faculty and each individual resident. End of rotation shall be evaluated using the resident interim summative assessment format that is in place.

Evaluation of Rotation by Resident:

Residents will be required to make a formal write-up based on the objectives of the rotation that summarises there experience at the end of each rotation.