Curriculum Competencies and Objectives
PREFACE | PROFESSIONAL
CONDUCT AND ATTITUDES | SKILLS
DEVELOPMENT | BEHAVIOR
UNIQUE TO ADOLESCENCE |
ISSUES UNIQUE TO THE NEWBORN |
MEDICAL GENETICS AND DYSMORPHOLOGY | COMMON
ACUTE PEDIATIC ILLNESS |
COMMON CHRONIC ILLNESS AND DISABILITY | THERAPEUTICS
FLUID AND ELECTROLYTE MANAGEMENT | POISONING
PEDIATRIC EMERGENCIES | CHILD
ABUSE | CHILD
ADVOCACY | COMMON PEDIATRIC ILLNESS TABLE
CLINICAL ENCOUNTER TABLE | DIAGNOSIS LIST | CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT PARTICIPANTS
Health supervision which includes assessment of growth and development,
prevention of disease by immunization, prevention of injury by education,
screening for treatable conditions and promotion of a healthy environment
and a healthy lifestyle is essential to pediatric practice and primary
- Introductory data gathering skills.
- Knowledge of metabolic processes in the body including the
respective roles of dietary fats, carbohydrates, and protein,
and the need for vitamins and minerals
- Knowledge of normal immune responses, mechanisms of immunization,
and modes of transmission of communicable diseases.
- Knowledge of clinical epidemiologic concepts and the appropriate
uses of screening in clinical medicine and the characteristics
of a good screening test (i.e. sensitivity, specificity, positive
and negative predictive values).
- List the most common preventable morbidities in childhood and
describe strategies for prevention. (CP)
- Describe the components of a health supervision visit including
health promotion and disease and injury prevention, the appropriate
use of screening tools, and immunizations for newborns, infants,
toddlers, school aged children, and adolescents. (CP)
- Describe the rationale for childhood immunizations. (See Prevention).
- Discuss the rational for screening tests (such as environmental
lead questionnaire, domestic violence screening, CBC, urinalysis,
blood lead level, and PPD). (CP)
- Describe the indications (CP), appropriate use (CP), interpretation
(M), and limitations (M) of the following screening tests:
Define anticipatory guidance and describe how it changes based
on the age of the child. (CP)
- Neonatal screening
- Developmental screening
- Hearing and vision screening
- Lead screening
- Anemia screening
- Tuberculosis testing
- Demonstrate an ability to provide age-appropriate anticipatory
guidance about nutrition (CP), behavior (CP), immunizations (CP),
injury prevention (CP), pubertal development (CP), sexuality (M),
and substance use and abuse (M).
All students should see during the course of the Pediatric Clerkship
should see an infant, toddler, school aged, and adolescent child
for a health care supervision visit.
here to link to the COMSEP Clinical Cases.