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Unit Code: PDT900

Unit Name: Paediatrics IV

Description: PDT900 is the final year of the Masters of Medicine in Paediatrics programme being offered is developed to address the need for Specialist Paediatrician in the Pacific. This course is offered to be flexible such that candidates can be apprentices to specialist either in Fiji or in their home countries where a suitable supervisor is available. This course is designed for those who wish to become Specialist Paediatrician in the region. Arrangements for further subspecialty training of graduates overseas will depend on the individual country needs but accredited towards the final year of the programme. Embedded within the final year is a research project MED812 which the candidate must successfully complete to pass PDT900.

Learning Target Outcomes: On successful completion of this course, the students will be able to: 1. Organize, manage, implement and evaluate the Child Health Programmes within their own countries. 2. Confidently and competently diagnose, treat and manage the paediatric problems within their own jurisdiction. 3. Identify the more complex pediatric problems, institute appropriate management plans and be able to counsel parents on the illness. 4. Build their own network of support/resource people for consultations and know when to use them. 5. Give appropriate advice to policy makers on the varied issues pertaining to child health. 6. Impart paediatric knowledge to fellow workers, including other doctors, medical students, nurses and health educators and also to the general public in activities such as community education.

Prerequisite: PDT830 & MED811

Prerequisite Sentence: N/A

Credit Point: 120

Offered In: Semester 1,2