Study of the issues of childhood development and the childhood medical illnesses encountered in general pediatric practice. Course work is broadly focused, from infancy through childhood and adolescence. Emphasis is on the normal growth and development of a well-child. Topics include clinical presentations of infections; skin disorders; behavior; nutrition; ear, nose, and throat disorders; GI complaints; pulmonary, orthopedic, urological, genetic, and neurological conditions; and ethical issues surrounding child abuse, genetic disorders, and management of chronic illnesses. Clinical correlations of pediatric diagnoses are presented in a case-based format during laboratory sessions reinforcing lecture material. Course work integrates with material concurrently covered in Physical Assessment I, PHA 339. Spring Only.
1 Credit: 1 Lecture