After successful completion of the course the medical student will be able to
1.Take a detailed paediatric history and perform physical examination in infants, toddlers, children and adolescents.
2.Evaluate physical development (Body Weight, Length / Body Height, Head Perimeter) using growth charts and recognize deviations as well as looking for and recognizing congenital malformations at an early age.
3.Know the stages of normal psychomotor development during the first years of life and recognizes developmental delay.
4.Know the importance of common clinical manifestations and findings in pediatric patients (eg cough, shortness of breath, vomiting, diarrhea, pain, crying, convulsions, hematuria, edema, anemia, jaundice) as well as to interpret results of basic clinical-laboratory tests in children of all ages
5.Know the principles of nutrition in normal infants, toddlers and children, the National Vaccination Program and how to check and record details in the child's health booklet.
Course Content (Syllabus)
Course Content (Syllabus)
Theoretical and practical training in the compulsory course of Pediatrics I 0325 takes place in the four Pediatric Departments with a common curriculum and common learning objectives
• 1st Pediatric Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Hippokration Hospital • 2nd Pediatric Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, AHEPA Hospital • 3rd Pediatric Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Hippokration Hospital • 4th Pediatric Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Papageorgiou Hospital
The students of I spring semester are divided into 4 groups in order to practice in one of the four Pediatric Departments (70-90 students per Department).
Total duration of training is 13 weeks. The students of each Department are further divided into two groups, each of which is trained for 6 weeks, from Monday to Friday (40-50 students). The 13th week is available to make up for any absences.
Reception of students is carried out by the Director of the Deparmtent and the coordinating body for the course (one faculty member that is the coordinator). Students are provided with information regarding the operation of the Department and the hygiene measures.
On a daily basis, there is an two hour-long lecture held in classroom of the Department (alternatively use of synchronous and asynchronous distance learning plattforms).
B. Clinical Tutoring.
They concern practical issues / skills (eg performing tuberculosis reaction, ways of administering oxygen and inhaled drugs, checking the health booklet, etc.). They are held in the classrooms of the Department (alternatively use of synchronous and asynchronous distance learning plattforms).
C. Practical / Clinical training
The students are divided into groups of 5-10 people and distributed in the patients rooms under the supervision o a faculty member. A rotation of rooms (rotation) per week is arranged so that the students have the opportunity to be exposed in wide range of pediatric cases.
D. Independent study and preparation for exams
LEARNING OBJECTIVES / OUTCOMES
The aim of the course is to familiarize students with the pediatric patient. This objective is accomplished by the following knowledge and skills:
1. Medical history taking from pediatric patients / guardians
2. Physical examination of newborns
3. Physical examination of infants/ toddlers
4. Physical development of infants/children (percentiles of body weight, length-height, head circumference)
5. Normal values and significance of usual laboratory tests
6. Common antibiotics
7. Vaccines - vaccination scheme of infants, toddlers
8. Importance of common clinical symptoms and signs (cough, dyspnea, vomiting, diarrhea, pain, crying, convulsions, hematuria, edema, anemia, jaundice)
9. Nutrition of infants
10. Psychomotor development of infants/ toddler
11. Nursing care of newborns/ infants/children – social pediatric practice
Teaching - Syllabus PEDIATRICS I0325
1.History and clinical examination of infant, child and adolescent
2. Growth and child development
3. Common developmental problems in childhood
4. Clinical genetics
5. Chromosomal aberrations - abnormalities
6. History and clinical examination of the newborn
7. Congenital and perinatal infections
8. Neonates with intrauterine growth retardation
9. Premature infants and their problems
10. Neonatal jaundice
11. Nutrition and nutritional disorders
12. Immune system (generally)-allergy
14. Infectious diseases
16. Clinical and laboratory evaluation of the respiratory system
17. Syndromes obstruction upper and lower respiratory system
18. Infections of the respiratory system
19. Clinical and laboratory evaluation of the cardiovascular system in children
20. Hyperlipidemia and prevention of cardiovascular diseases
21. Abdominal pain
22. Vomiting - Diarrhea - Constipation
24. Malabsorption syndromes
25. Checking renal function
26. Haematuria / proteinuria
27. Congenital malformations of the urinary tract
28. Physiological hematopoiesis
29. Disorders of haemopoiesis
32. Abnormalities of the puberty
33. Growth Disorders
34. Neurological examination of infant/child-Headache
36. Infections of CNS
37. Common orthopedic problems in children
38. Hereditary metabolic diseases
39.Dehydration and water-electrolyte disturbances /acid-base inbalance
40. Emergencies in Paediatrics
General pediatrics, subspecialties of pediatrics (immunology, allergology, cardiology, gastroenterology, endocrinology, neonatology, neurology, nephrology, pneumology etc)