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OBJECTIVES - Upon completion of the Children's Health (Paediatrics) course you should be able to:

- reinforce an appreciation of normal physical, cognitive and emotional growth in children and how this is affected by ill health; - understand paediatric pathophysiology, clinical presentation, differential diagnosis and management of common medical conditions of childhood;

- further develop skills in paediatric history taking, physical examination, diagnosis, clinical reasoning and the development of management plans;

- develop confidence and skill in communicating with the child and family, and members of the treating teams;

- appreciate the important influence of family and society upon child health and management strategies;

- understand the pathway that ill children follow through the hospital system and back out into the community.

Learning will be based primarily on clinical experiences during attachments to Paediatric units in one of the Faculty's clinical schools. This will be supported by a lecture and tutorial program.

Assessment will include satisfactory completion of the generic learning plan, observed patient assessments and a case presentation.


Faculty of Medicine

Study Level


Offering Terms

Summer Canberra, Term 1, Term 2, Term 3



Delivery Mode

Fully on-site

Indicative contact hours


Course Outline

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Pre-2019 Handbook Editions

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