Practice of Medicine: Paediatrics
- Modules 28
- Quizzes 28
- Duration 20 hours
- Language English
Module 1 – Neonates: Growth and Development
The module explores the myriad forms that a child’s overall growth and development occurs in. Not all children adhere to the norms of growth and development as is considered ideal for age. This makes it all the more important for a budding paediatrician to understand the variations that children show and develop the skills to manage these deviations which are dealt with in great detail in this module.
Module 2 – Adolescence and its problems
The module talks about the issues and crisis that a child goes through during adolescence- the transition phase between childhood and adulthood. The changes occur simultaneously at the physical and the psychological level and thus hold significance in the practice of paediatrics.
Module 3 – Genetic and Inherited Disorders
Genetic and inborn disorders are but a common occurrence in children these days. While genetic disorders are passed on from the previous generations, inborn disorders occur from mutations and errors at the genetic level. These are both elaborated upon in this module so as to enable the learner to get acquainted with the several disorders of genetic origin and their management.
Module 4A – Paediatric Nutrition: Breast Feeding & Balanced diet with emphassis on Macronutrients
The child takes its intrauterine nutrition from the mother’s blood in utero followed by her milk during early infancy and then weaned which enables it to derive nutrition from food like an adult. However the quantity and quality of food that it’s body requires is different from adults and also varies with the child’s age and weight. The normal and simultaneously the deviations from the normal in the form of nutritional diseases and deficiency disorders in children have been thoroughly explained in the module, maintaining the focus on macronutrients.
Module 4B – Nutrition: Balanced Diet with Emphasis on Micronutrients (Vitamins)
Micronutrients are an essential component of the balanced diet. This module focuses on Vitamins, their functions, daily requirements and deficiencies or toxicities in the body.
Module 4C – Nutrition: Balanced Diet with Emphasis on Micronutrients (Minerals) and Electrolyte Balance
Minerals are required by the body not just for metabolic activities but also for maintenance of electrolyte balance which serves several essential and vital functions in the body. In this module, apart from the functions, daily requirements and deficiencies or toxicities, light has been thrown upon the role of ionic forms of all the minerals in maintenance of fluid-electrolyte balance and its significance.
Module 5A – The Defense System: Infections
This module takes the learner through the many different forms of infections by myriad pathogens that are commonly encountered in children. The aetiology, clinical picture, diagnosis and lastly management strategies of each individual infection has been deeply dealt with.
Module 5B – The Defense System: Infestations
The module talks about common infestations that are seen in children as and when they are inhabited by parasites producing various signs and symptoms along with the treatment and management strategies of each.
Module 5C – The Defense System: Immunization & Immunity
This module surrounds the immune system of a child. It goes into the depths of the functioning of the immune system of a child and also acquaints the learner with the principles of immunization that are followed in general to hone the immunity and defence mechanisms in the child’s body for its protection against the potential pathogens in its environment.
Module 5D – Immunity & Immune Disorders
This module surrounds the immune system of a child. It gives the learner an overview of the types of immunity- innate, adaptive, and acquired immunity and in brief describes the various disorders pertaining to the immune system that an immunocompromised child may suffer.
Module 6 – Paediatric Cardiovascular Ailments
The module explains various cardiovascular phenomenon that are commonly seen in young children both with a congenital and acquired origin. The learner also gets to understand the management strategies of each cardiovascular ailment pertaining to the heart as well as circulation.
Module 7 – Paediatric Ailments of the Brain and Spinal Cord
This module elaborates upon the neurological disorders – those of the brain and those pertaining to the spinal cord. These disorders form a major reason behind the child’s inadequacy when it comes to normal functioning thus hampering its development both psychologically and physically.
Module 8 – Paediatric Endocrinology
This module deals with the endocrine system of a child emphasizing upon the disorders which occur at the hormonal level in the form of hormonal imbalances, insufficiencies as well as hormonal excess. The resulting clinical picture of each hormonal imbalance has been detailed in the module along with its diagnosis and management strategies.
Module 9 – Paediatric Hematology
Blood and the disorders and diseases pertaining to it are important as blood is one body fluid which sustains human life by forming a connecting link between each and every cell of the body, each and every tissue of the body, each and every organ of the body and ultimately between the gross parts of the body. Hematological disorders are not uncommon in children and occur as genetic as well as acquired ailments which have been covered thoroughly in this module.
Module 10 – Paediatric Ophthalmology
The module takes the learner to the core of eye and eye diseases which are commonly encountered in the ophthalmology department in children. Each disease be it congenital or acquired along with eye injuries which are a usual occurrence in children have been talked about in great details.
Module 11 – Paediatric Ailments of the Ear Nose and Throat
The module explores the area of the ear, nose and throat of a child acquainting the learner with the various congenital and acquired ailments of the ear, the nose, the oral cavity and the parts of the throat which are commonly seen in children. The module is subdivided into five separate sections each dealing with the five parts – ear, nose, mouth and pharynx, larynx and trachea in depth.
Module 12 – Paediatric Pulmonology
This module takes up the respiratory system and the ailments pertaining to it which are seen in children. Both congenital and acquired diseases are thoroughly explained giving emphasis on the clinical pictures, the diagnosis and the treatment and management strategies of each disorder.
Module 13 – Paediatric Gastroenterology
The module emphasizes upon the ailments of the gastrointestinal tract along with the clinical picture, treatment and management of each one of them. The module has been designed to throw light upon the core basics which help the learner to differentiate between the gastrointestinal diseases of the child and their management from that of the adult.
Module 14 – Paediatric Nephrology and Urology
The module takes the learners into the core of the kidney and bladder delineating the various disorders that a child can present with in that arena. The clinical pictures of all disorders congenital and acquired have been thoroughly explained along with the diagnosis and treatment of each.
Module 15 – Neuromuscular Ailments in Children
Neuromuscular ailments include those disorders which affect the nerves which innervate the voluntary muscles of the body. Amongst children neuromuscular ailments can have a genetic or acquired origin and they are one of the major reasons behind disability in children. The module will help the learner to grasp the basics of these disorders and the strategies used to manage them.
Module 16 – Rheumatism in children
While Rheumatism is believed to be an ailment of the elderly, it is not unusual to find children suffering from various forms of rheumatism too. All these forms of rheumatism have been dealt with in depth in this module with special emphasis upon the clinical presentation and the treatment.
Module 17A – Paediatric Dermatology -Part 1
The skin of a child is delicate and the one organ which is directly in contact with the external environment, hence vulnerable to all forms of infections and infestations by microbes and parasites respectively. Skin infections and infestations that are common in chidren have been thoroughly explained in this module. In the end, a topic on the disorders of pigmentation has also been explained from a paediatric angle.
Module 17B – Paediatric Dermatology -Part 2
The skin is an organ in itself. It has appendages which are also vulnerable to diseases. Besides, there are several disorders that are associated with the skin- naevi, genetic disorders, drug reactions, idiopathic issues, and lesions of eczematous and papillosquamous forms are very common in occurrence. All these have been dealt with in depth in this module.
Module 18 – Paediatric Toxicology and Trauma
Toxicology is the branch of science that deals with poisons and poisoning. This module deals with all sorts of poisoning – acute or chronic with various poisons that are seen in children. While some cases can be accidental, chances of deliberate poisoning can not be ruled out in children. This module will help the learner grasp the clinical aspect of poisoning and other forms of trauma in children thus enhancing his/her skills to manage the same.
Module 19 – Emergency in paediatrics
Emergencies and Crisis situations can crop up in children at any time. A budding paediatrician must be thorough with all possibilities and heir management which is why this module goes into the details of all possible emergency situations throwing light on their management to avoid fatalities.
Module 20A – Clinical Techniques In Paediatrics – Part 1
The module aims to describe the techniques that ought to be used in a paediatric clinic with children. A paediatrician should be well versed with all these techniques of case taking and history eliciting so as to be able to extract the necessary details pertaining to the child’s ailment.
Module 20B – Clinical Techniques In Paediatrics – Part 2
When it comes to the examination of children, the procedures employed are different from those used in case of adults for sheer comfort of the ailing child whose mind is vulnerable to the impact- positive or negative, of the attending physician and the treatment process. It should thus be ensured that the clinical techniques are cautiously and judiciously used upon the child and this has been explained in depth here.
Module 21 – Paediatric Therapeutics
The module furnishes the learner’s knowledge of homeopathic medicines and remedies by providing a detailed sketch of various homeopathic remedies which can be thought of while dealing with different diseases of children.
- Module 1 – Neonates: Growth and Development
The subject of Paediatrics has been dealt with in great depths and details taking into account the difference in readings and stats of children from those of adults. Every module elaborates upon the different aspects of human physiology and pathology from the paediatric angle. The diseases and disorders have all been explained extensively yet comprehensively for easy understanding.
- Paediatricians are trained in diagnosing and subsequently dealing with the ailments of children right from the beginning of their postnatal life, through infancy, childhood, and up till adolescence.
- Studying the concepts of paediatrics is important at the undergraduate level as the learner becomes well versed with the theoretical concepts of paediatrics that will eventually help in enhancing the practical abilities of the learner in medical practice.
- The learner will learn the intricacies of the subject of paediatrics and get the latest updates as per the world health organization through this course which will upgrade and equip him with the latest advancements in the field and geer him/her up for medical practice as a paediatrician.
- UG_IV Year
Course Benefit :
- The course delineates all the core concepts of paediatrics enhancing the learner’s knowledge about the theoretical aspects of the subject.
- The learner will get acquainted with several latest developments in the academic field of paediatrics apart from the undergraduate syllabus as designed by the CCH.