PED 472: Pediatrics

Class Program
Credits 9
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.