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MDMP5338: Child and Adolescent Health

Child and Adolescent Health Block is undertaken by medical students enrolled in Stage 3 of the MD, building on prior paediatric knowledge from Stage 1 and 2. This is a Specialty Block.

Code MDMP5338
Academic unit Northern Clinical School
Credit points 8
MDMP5111 and MDMP5112 and MDMP5113 and MDMP5114 and MDMP5122 and MDMP5123 and MDMP5124 and MDMP5125 and MDMP5126 and MDMP5211 and MDMP5212 and MDMP5213 and MDMP5214 and MDMP5221 and MDMP5222 and MDMP5223 and MDMP5224 and MDMP5225

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Understanding of the therapeutic nature of the patient-doctor relationship and the impact on that relationship of the individual characteristics of both patient and doctor.
  • LO2. Ability to listen and to identify issues of concern to patients, families, and carers and to respond to those concerns, using whatever means are necessary for effective communication.
  • LO3. Ability to elicit and interpret clinical symptoms and signs by interviewing and examining patients systematically and with sensitivity, and to use this information to guide further investigations.
  • LO4. Ability to perform important clinical procedures.
  • LO5. Ethical behaviour in meeting the needs of patients and families - concern for confidentiality and respect for individual autonomy, enabling patients and their families to make informed decisions in relation to their medical care.
  • LO6. Understanding of the structure and function of most body systems (e.g., musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory).
  • LO7. Apply an understanding of normal and abnormal human structure, function and behaviour to the diagnosis, management, and prevention of health problems.
  • LO8. Ability to use the best available evidence on outcomes to prevent or cure disease, relieve symptoms, or minimise disability and analyse clinical data and published work to determine their validity and generality.
  • LO9. Participation in the generation, interpretation, application, and dissemination of significant advances in medical knowledge whilst recognising the limits of scientific knowledge and understanding.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.