Paediatrics

About the Department


MUHS UG Syllabus

GOAL

The broad goal of the teaching of undergraduate students in Paediatrics is to acquire adequate knowledge and appropriate skills for optimally dealing with major health problems of children to ensure their optimal and development.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE

Knowledge

At the end of the course, the students shall be able to:

  1. Describe the normal growth and development during foetal life, neonatal period, childhood and adolescence and outline deviations thereof;
  2. Describe the common paediatric disorders and emergencies in terms of Epidemiology, aetiopathogenesis, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, rational therapy and rehabilitation;
  3. Age related requirements of calories, nutrients, fluids, drugsetc, in health and disease:
  4. Describe preventive strategies for common infectious disorders, malnutrition, genetic and metabolic disorders, poisonings, accidents and child abuse:
  5. Outline national Programme relating to child health including immunization Programmes.

SKILL

At the end of the course, the students shall be able to:

  1. Take a detailed paediatric history, conduct an appropriate physical examination of children including neonates, make clinical diagnosis, conduct common bedside investigative procedures, interpret common laboratory investigation results and plan and institute therapy.
  2. Take anthropometric measurements, resuscitate infants at birth, prepare oral rehydration solution, perform tuberculin test, administer vaccines available under current national programmes, perform venesection, start an intravenous saline and provide nasogastric feeding:
  3. Conduct diagnostic procedures such as a lumbar puncture, liver and kidney biopsy, bone marrow aspiration, pleural tap and ascitic tap:
  4. Distinguish between normal newborn babies and those requiring special care and institute early care for all new born babies including care of preterm and low birth weight babies, provide appropriate guidance and counselling in breast feeding:
  5. Provide ambulatory care to all sick children, identify indications for specialized / inpatient care and ensure timely referral to those who require hospitalization.

INTEGRATION

The training in paediatrics should prepare the students to deliver preventive, promotive, curative, and rehabilitative services for care of children both in the community and at hospital as part of team in an integrated form with other disciplines .eg. Anatomy, Physiology, Forensic Medicine, Community Medicine and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

MUHS PG Syllabus

GOAL

The Goal of M.D. (Paediatrics) Program is to provide training in Paediatrics and Neonatology to produce competent specialists who are able to provide basic and speciality care of the highest order to neonates, infants, children and adolescents at the community level and at primary, secondary and tertiary levels of health care, and to act as future trainers, teachers, and researchers in the field of Paediatrics and Neonatology.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE

Knowledge

At the end of the MD course in Paediatrics, the student should be able to:

  1. Recognize the key importance of child health in the context of the health priority of the country;
  2. Practice the specialty of Pediatrics in keeping with the principles of professional ethics;
  3. Identify social, economic, environmental, biological and emotional determinants of child and adolescent health, rehabilitative, preventive and promotive measures to provide holistic care to children;
  4. Recognize the importance of growth and development as the foundation of Pediatrics; and help each child realize her/his optimal potential in this regard;
  5. Take detailed history, perform full physical examination including neuro-development and behavioral assessment and anthropometric measurements of the child and make clinical diagnosis;
  6. Perform relevant investigative and therapeutic procedures for the paediatric patient;
  7. Interpret important imaging and laboratory results;
  8. Diagnose illness in children based on the analysis of history, physical examination and investigative work up;
  9. Plan and deliver comprehensive treatment for illness in children using principles of rational drug therapy;
  10. Plan and advise measures for the prevention of childhood disease and disability;
  11. Plan rehabilitation of children suffering from chronic illness and handicap, and those with special needs;
  12. Manage childhood emergencies efficiently;
  13. Provide comprehensive care to normal, ‘at risk’ and sick neonates;
  14. Recognize the emotional and behavioral characteristics of children, and keep these fundamental attributes in focus while dealing with them;
  15. Demonstrate empathy and humane approach towards patients and their families and respect their sensibilities;
  16. Demonstrate communication skills of a high order in explaining management and prognosis, providing counseling and giving health education messages to patients, families and communities;
  17. Develop skills as a self-directed learner, recognize continuing educational needs; use appropriate learning resources, and critically analyze relevant published literature in order to practice evidence based paediatrics;
  18. Demonstrate competence in basic concepts of research methodology and epidemiology;
  19. Facilitate learning of medical/nursing students, practicing physicians, para-medical health workers and other providers as a teacher-trainer;
  20. Play the assigned role in the implementation of national health programs, effectively and responsibly;
  21. Organize and supervise the desired managerial and leadership skills;
  22. Function as a productive member of a team engaged in health care, research and education.

Facilities

Specialty clinics

  • Paediatric Cardiology
  • Paediatric Nephrology
  • Paediatric Endocrinology
  • Paediatric Haematology
  • Paediatric Gastro (Diarrohea)
  • Immunization
  • Paediatric Neurology Neonatology
    • High Risk Newborn
    • Well baby Clinic
  • Pediatric Asthma
  • Thalassemia

Services provided by the Department

  • Neonatal services
  • NICU
  • Neonatal Ventilation
  • Exchange transfusion
  • Phototherapy
  • Parenteral Nutrition
  • Endoscopy
  • Dialysis
  • Paediatric Ventilation
  • Thalassemia day care centre
  • Physiotherapy section Child counseling services
  • HIV
  • Delivery room services
  • Investigative facilities
    • Paediatric Endoscopy
    • Paediatric Bronchoscopy
    • PFT
    • ABG

Departmental Library - Available

Departmental Museum - Available

Equipments

  • Multipara Monitors
  • Upper Gl endoscope
  • Dialysis Machines
  • Echo-color Doopler Resuscitation kit
  • Phototherapy units(CFL & LED)
  • Radiant warmer
  • Pulse Oxymeters
  • Ventilator
  • ECG
  • CPAP
  • Crash cart Computerized PFT
  • ABG machine
  • Syringe pump
  • Bronchoscope
  • USG Defibrillator
  • Transport incubator Stadiometer/weighing scale
  • Laminer Flow (Desirable)

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