Dedicated paediatric teaching remains critical to the undergraduate medical curriculum

Pinnock, Ralph, Monagle, Paul, Couper, Jennifer, Wright, Ian, Innes, Asher, Jones, Peter, van Asperen, Peter, and Mattes, Joerg (2014) Dedicated paediatric teaching remains critical to the undergraduate medical curriculum. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 50 (12). pp. 949-951.

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Paediatrics, the branch of medicine responsible for the health and medical care of infants, children and adolescents from birth to young adulthood, is a relatively recent speciality with its origins in the mid-19th century 1. Unlike many other areas of practice, the population it serves is unable to advocate for itself. This often results in paediatrics being overlooked in planning services and education. One should note that a long protected childhood is unique to our species and essential for human mental and physical health 2. Dedicated paediatric teaching in the undergraduate/postgraduate medical curriculum is essential, irrespective of the intended area of practice for the doctors in training. The reasons for this are as follows.

Item ID: 38705
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1440-1754
Date Deposited: 05 May 2015 03:47
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130209 Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1114 Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine > 111403 Paediatrics @ 50%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9303 Curriculum > 930302 Syllabus and Curriculum Development @ 100%
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