080502A Pediatrics, 14 ECTS cr
|Scope||14 ECTS cr
|Type|| Intermediate Studies
||Grading||1 - 5, pass, fail
||A540110 Four Years of Medical Studies completed
||13.5 op |
|Language of instruction
||C 9-10 |
||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
||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
|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
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
3. Outpatient clinic learning includes the examination and
treatment of children in the referral clinic under supervision of a
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
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
|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
||The final grade of the course: Scale 1-5
Final examination (85 %) ja patient examination (i.e. slide show)
||Professor Matti Uhari (firstname.lastname@example.org) |
Current and future instruction
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|No examinations in WebOodi|