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080502A Pediatrics, 14 ECTS cr 
Code 080502A  Validity 01.01.1950 -
Name Pediatrics  Abbreviation PEDIATRICS 
Scope14 ECTS cr   
Type Intermediate Studies Discipline5401 Medicine 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Preceding studies
    A540110 Four Years of Medical Studies completed
Unit Medicine 

Tuomas Jartti 

ECTS Credits  13.5 op 
Language of instruction  Finnish 
Timing  C 9-10 
Learning outcomes  Upon completion the student should be able
- to diagnose and treat the most common pediatric diseases as a general practioner or as a first-year resident in a hospital
- to provide first aid to acutely and critically ill children
- to understand pediatric preventive health care and health education 
Contents  Growth and development; medical history and clinical exmaination of a child; allergology; endocrinology; diabetology, gastroenterology, hematology, infectious diseases; cardiology, pediatric surgery; pediatric neurology, nephrology, neonatology; oncology; emergency medicine 
Learning activities and teaching methods  1. Ward rounds and small group learning at wards, in four small group sessions problem-based learning is promoted by using a peer consultation method, topics of other small group sessions include the treatment of juvenile diabetes mellitus, the interpretation of complete blood count, treatment and handling of a newborn, heart auscultation, examination of a child with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
2. The lectures cover the essentials of pediatrics. Interactive audience response system is used in the lectures in order to activate students and receive feedback. Printed handout version of lecture slides in Finnish is available for students before the course.
3. Outpatient clinic learning includes the examination and treatment of children in the referral clinic under supervision of a clinical teacher.
4. Topics of special theme days include poisonings in children, drug and alcohol abuse, violence and sexual abuse.
5. Every student attends the pediatric emergency room for 2-3 evenings and examines patients under supervision of doctor on-call.
6. Student visits to the School of Lohipato, a special school for children with neurological illnesses and to Tahkokangas Service Center for mentally retarded people are arranged.
7. There are four seminars on different topics during the course.
8. Staff meetings on interesting patient cases are open for students.
9. Four examinations (please see assessment methods) 
Recommended or required reading 

Book: Rudolph A., Kamei R. & Overby K. (edit.) Rudolph`s Fundamentals of Pediatrics. Third Edition. McGraw-Hill Companies, Last Edition.

Or: Lissaurer T. & Clauden G. Illustrated textbook of paediatrics. Mosby. London, Last Edition.

Printed version of lectures.

Materials can be freely used also during examinations.


Assessment methods and criteria  Preliminary test (multiple choice questions), Book by Rajantie et al. Lastentaudit. Duodecim, 2010.
Examinations: a) 10 patient cases as slides and medical history; 0-20 points (approved >5 p.).  Grading: 1-5 / Fail.
b) Final examination: 10 patient scenarios, 0-6 points/patient (max. 60 points, approved>35 points). Grading: 1-5 / Fail 
Grading  The final grade of the course: Scale 1-5
Final examination (85 %) ja patient examination (i.e. slide show) (15 %). 
Person responsible  Professor Matti Uhari ( 

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