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
Physicians routinely incorporate strategies for prevention
of illness and injury into routine health supervision. Immunizations
have resulted in a drastic reduction in the rates of certain infectious
diseases. Injuries cause the majority of deaths in childhood and
adolescence. Illness and injury prevention must be a prominent and
recurrent theme during health maintenance and other health care
visits. The American Academy of Pediatrics most medical groups no
longer use the term "accident" as most childhood injuries
are believed to be predictable and preventable.
Note: There is a significant amount of overlap with the Health
Supervision portion of the curriculum. Poisoning is covered in a
separate section. Domestic violence is also addressed in the sections
on Behavior, Issues Unique to Adolescence, and Child Abuse.
- Knowledge of clinical epidemiologic concepts as they pertain
to estimation of health risk and prevention of illness and injury.
- Understanding of the impact that culture, socioeconomic status
and environment have on illness and injury prevalence and patterns.
- An understanding of childhood development in order to better
understand risk and provide age appropriate prevention strategies.
- Describe how risk of illness and injury change during growth
and development and give examples of the age-and development-related
illnesses and injuries. (CP)
- List the immunizations currently recommended from birth through
adolescence and identify patients whose immunizations are delayed.
- Describe the rationale, and general indications and contraindications
of immunizations. (CP) Explain how screening for family violence
may serve as an important preventive health practice. (CP)
- Describe the key components of a pre participation sports physical.
- Describe infection control precautions that help limit the
spread of infectious diseases in patients and health care providers
(e.g. handwashing, masks, and N-95 masks in patients with tuberculosis).
- Provide age-appropriate anticipatory guidance for the following:
motor vehicle safety, infant sleeping position, falls, burns,
poisoning, fire safety, choking, water safety, bike safety, sexually
transmitted diseases, firearms and weapons. (CP)
here to link to the COMSEP Clinical Cases.