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Unit Code: PDT820

Unit Name: Paediatrics II

Description: This course will help develop students clinical knowledge, skills and attitudes concerning child health and paediatrics at a postgraduate level appropriate for a Pacific Island Consultant Paediatrician, enabling students to manage more complicated cases in liaison with multi-disciplinary teams, function in an advisory capacity in matters related to health and disease of children, national policies regarding child health, be able to educate medical and para-medical members of the team involved in the care of the child. Students will acquire managerial skills to lead and direct a team of medical and para-medical staff, be a practitioner of evidence-based medicine, a counsellor, educator, teacher, researcher in all areas pertaining to health and sickness of children in the Pacific region. The course will focus on the physiological aspects of normal growth and development of a child and its pathological deviations. As well as the diagnosis, treatment and management of common illnesses, the less common but important diseases and public health issues will be addressed. Within the course, implementation and evaluation of standardised programmes such as the Expanded Program for Immunization (EPI), Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses (IMCI) will be covered.

Learning Target Outcomes: On successful completion of this course, the students will be able to: 1. Plan and holistically manage a Paediatric patient with due consideration to their uniqueness and compliance of child protection decree. 2. Practice management of patients with respiratory and sleep disorders. 3. Practice management of patients with disorders of cardiovascular system. 4. Practice management of patients with infectious diseases. 5. Practice management of patients with disorders of renal and genitourinary systems. 6. Practice management of common presentation in the newborn period. 7. Practice management of patients with non-malignant disorders of the hematological system. 8. Practice management of patients with disorders of immune system. 9. Practice management of patients with disorders of bones & joints (musculoskeletal system). 10.Practice management of patients with disorders neurological system.

Prerequisite: Minimum Entry Requirement.

Prerequisite Sentence: N/A

Credit Point: 120

Offered In: Semester 1,2