Neonatal Care in the Delivery Room (Adaptation)


Official data in SubjectManager for the following academic year: 2023-2024

Course director

Number of hours/semester

lectures: 6 hours

practices: 6 hours

seminars: 0 hours

total of: 12 hours

Subject data

  • Code of subject: OAE-UEA-T
  • 1 kredit
  • General Medicine
  • Elective modul
  • spring

OAP-PA2-T completed , OAK-PH2-T completed

Course headcount limitations

min. 5 – max. 25


As a result of establishing Perinatal Intensive Care Centers, the possibility of studying physiological changes in the perinatal period became a reality within one institute. The investigation of neonatal adaptation has been an important scientific field at our department for decades. We detected basic physiologic and pathophysiologic changes with regard to the prevention of respiratory distress and hormonal influence on renal function. We investigated the effect of delivery mode on the transition from fetus to newborn. This practice-oriented course provides the possibility of studying delivery room management as well as the complications of prematurity on the short-term adaptation and long-term consequences.


  • 1. Hormonal changes during delivery - Dr. Ertl Tibor
  • 2. Neonatal adaptation - Dr. Ertl Tibor
  • 3. Adaptation problems of preterm infants - Dr. Ertl Tibor
  • 4. Chronic diseases of preterm infants - Dr. Ertl Tibor
  • 5. Metabolic adaptation disorders in preterm infants - Dr. Ertl Tibor
  • 6. Perinatal infections - Dr. Ertl Tibor


  • 1. Neonatal assessment in the delivery room
  • 2. Transport of preterm infants
  • 3. Monitoring sick newborns
  • 4. Methods of breathing support in newborns
  • 5. Screening and treatment of complications of prematurity
  • 6. Habilitation of sick newborns


Reading material

Obligatory literature

Literature developed by the Department


Notes in the lectures and practicals.

Recommended literature

John P. Cloherty (ed.): Manual of Neonatal Care, 2008

Conditions for acceptance of the semester

Maximum of absence 25% (=3 hours)

Mid-term exams


Making up for missed classes

There is no possibility to make up for the missed classes.

Exam topics/questions



Instructor / tutor of practices and seminars

  • Dr. Ertl Tibor