Pediatric Respiratory Medicine
The course objectives for undergraduate students is to obtain knowledge and skills In :
-To Perform a proper and complete History taking and Physical examination for children presenting with a respiratory problem .
-To be familiar of clinical presentation of common pediatric respiratory problems : Asthma , Bronchiolitis ,Pneumonia , Cystic Fibrosis ,common URTI , Inflammatory Upper airway obstruction .
-Obtain knwolege in understanding the pathology and etiology of common pediatric respiratory illnesses
-To be familiar with common basic respiratory investigations : Chest
Radiology ,Lung function testing ,Skin Prick test .
-To be familiar in the management and treatment of common pediatric respiratory problems .
Description of course :
1- Clinical part :
student will join the respiratory team to have the chance to:
- Interview patients
-Perform physical examinations
-Discuss management of the most common pulmonary disorders.
- Participate in inpatient rounds and consults on patient admitted at Jordan University Hospital .
-Attend outpatient clinics
-Observe lung function lab reports and be familiar with interpretation of results and its relevance to clinical practice and children care .
-Observe Skin Prick testing performed in the clinic and its interpretation .
-Maintain emphasis on general pediatric issues at the same time : growth, immunization, risk of smoking or exposure to tobacco smoke, and infection control, patient education, safety and planning of care.
2- The lectures/Seminars part :
The Division of pediatric respiratory medicine present the following lectures and presentation for students during the course :
-History and Physical examination for the respiratory system
-Approach to cough in children
-Acute viral bronchiolitis
-Upper respiratory tract infections
-Approach to stridor in children
-Chest X ray interpretation session .
All resources including (lectures , clinical case discussion ,chest X-ray interpretation ...etc) are available for students on line. at the E learning Portal for students .