General Department Information
Welcome to the Department of Paediatrics. The department organizes many courses (clerkships) of the undergraduate curriculum, mainly Paediatrics, Subspecialty Medicine clerkships, as well as internships in medical specialties.
The courses are organized in close collaboration with King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre (KFSHRC) and other affiliated hospitals (King Fahad Medical City, King Saud Medical City, King Khalid Eye Hospital, Prince Sultan Military Medical City). Faculty members contribute to other clerkships, as requested.
The Department of Paediatrics also contributes to Graduate programmes such as Master of Public Health, Master of Biomedical Sciences (Transfusion Medicine and Stem Cells track).
Other activities include organizing seminars and workshops, as well as taking part in research related to Paediatrics, Transfusion Medicine, and Medical Education.
This course will help students in the acquisition of basic knowledge of growth and development (physical, physiologic and psychosocial) and of its clinical application from birth through childhood, acquisition of the knowledge necessary for the diagnosis and initial management of common paediatric acute and chronic illnesses, an understanding of the approach of paediatricians to the health care of children, an understanding of the influence of family, community and society on the child in health and disease, development of communication skills that will facilitate the clinical interaction with children and their families and thus ensure that complete and accurate data are obtained, development of competency in the physical examination of infants and children, development of clinical problem-solving skills, development of strategies for health promotion as well as disease and injury prevention and Development of the attitudes and professional behaviors appropriate for clinical practice.