Courses Catalogue

Pediatrics I

ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Clinical Medicine and Community Health, Diploma
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Allied Health Sciences
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

This is a theoretical and practical curse with the duration of  5 weeks, its principal goal is to teach students how identify the most common paediatrics diseases during childhood and adolescence, to know the appropriate management, to apply an adequate treatment, and recognize how follow up the patient. At the beginning of the course the teaching staff should teach the topics of neonatology then they must continue with the paediatrics topics This course will be assessed with a continuous assessment test at the middle of the rotation, and a final exam (end of semester) at the end of the rotation, in each exam the clinical skill and knowledge of the students will be measured.

Course Justification/ Rationale
The main purpose of this course is to equip the students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to manage child health and pediatric problems.

Course Aim
Disseminate information on clinical presentation, differential diagnosis and treatment of the most common diseases of childhood and adolescence; develop self-denying attitude toward work and medical duties

Course Learning Outcomes:
By the end of this course, the student should be able to do the following:
a)      Describe grow and development and health problems that may affect this process
b)      Recognize and discuss the various childhood illnesses
c)      Apply knowledge and demonstrate skill and attitudes in clinical methods of paediatric history taking, physical examination of the child and other relevant investigations and able to interpret the findings