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Pediatrics (MBBS): Course Outline(FCPS)

Pediatrics is the branch of medicine dealing with the health and medical care of infants, children, and adolescents from birth up to the age of 18. The word “paediatrics” means “healer of children”; they are derived from two Greek words: (pais = child)

Course Outline (FCPS)

CURRICULUM

The Fellowship training program focuses on a few key pegs of viable training; these are knowledge, skills and attitudes. CPSP is inclined to follow an outcome based curricular format, which is a blend of

behavioral and cognitive philosophies of curriculum development.

Following is a global and extensive, yet not the total, list of learning outcomes recommended by the College.

LEARNING OUTCOMES RELATING TO:COGNITION

The learning outcomes will all be at the application level since that is the gold standard. Therefore, the candidate will be able to: l Relate how body function gets altered in diseased states l Request and justify investigations and plan management for medical disorders l Assess new medical knowledge and apply it to their setting l Apply quality assurance procedures in their daily work.

SKILLS

WRITTEN COMMUNICATION SKILLS

  1. The candidates will be able to:
  2. Correctly write updated medical records, which are clear,  concise and accurate.
  3. Write clear management plans, discharge summaries and competent letters for outpatients after referral from a general practitioner.
  4. lDemonstrate competence in academic writing.

VERBAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS

The candidates will be able to:

  1. Establish professional relationships with patients and their relatives or caregivers in order to obtain a history, conduct a physical examination and provide appropriate management.
  2. Demonstrate usage of appropriate language in seminars, bedside sessions outpatients and other work situations.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to communicate clearly, considerately and sensitively with patients, relatives, other health professionalsand the public.
  4. lDemonstrate competence in presentation skills

EXAMINATION SKILLS

  1. The candidates will be able to:
  2. Perform an accurate physical and mental state examination in complex medical problems often involving multiple systems.
  3. Interpret physical signs after physical examination so as to formulate further management.

PATIENT MANAGEMENT SKILLS

  1. The candidates will be able to:
  2. Interpret and integrate the history and examination findings and arrive at an appropriate differential diagnosis and diagnosis.
  3. Demonstrate competence in problem identification, analysis and management of the problem at hand by the use of appropriate resources and interpretation of lab results.
  4. Apply the knowledge of the therapeutic interventions used in the field of Paediatrics for patient management.
  5. Prioritize different problems within a time frame.

SKILLS IN RESEARCH

  1. The candidates will be able to:
  2. Use evidence based medicine and evidence based guidelines.
  3. Conduct research individually by using appropriate research methodology and statistical methods.
  4. Correctly guide others in conducting research by advising about study designs, research methodology and statistical methods that are applicable.
  5. Interpret and use results of various research articles.

ATTITUDES TOWARDS PATIENTS

The candidates will be able to:

  1. Establish a positive relationship with all patients in order to ease illness and suffering.
  2. Facilitate the transfer of information important to the management and prevention of disease.
  3. Demonstrate awareness of bio-psycho-social factors in the assessment and management of a patient.
  4. lConsistently show consideration of the interests of the patient and the community as paramount with these interests never subservient to one’s own personal or professional interest.

TOWARDS SELF DEVELOPMENT

 

The candidate will be able to: Demonstrate, consistently, respect for every human being irrespective of ethnic background, culture, socioeconomic statusand religion. Deal with patients in a non-discriminatory and prejudice-free manner.Deal with patients with honesty and compassion Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to adjust appropriately tochanging circumstances. Foster the habit and principle of self-education and

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