MEDI 6001 Cardiorespiratory, ENT and Allergy

Credit Points 10

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Description This subject provides participants with a systematic approach to the assessment of children with common cardiorespiratory, ENT and allergy presentations, a structured approach to management, and practical advice on communicating care plans and health promotion strategies with parents and carers. This subject specifically addresses chest pain, asthma, bronchiolitis, tonsillitis and dermatitis. Students will learn to differentiate between common food allergies and intolerances and arrange appropriate investigations to assist with diagnosis minimising cost and distress to the family. Throughout this subject, students will consider the specific health needs of our First Nations people to maximise health outcomes and close the gap.

School Medicine

Discipline Paediatrics

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 3 10cp

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Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  1. examine common cardiorespiratory, ENT and allergy related presentations in children 
  2. implement appropriate investigations to support diagnosis while minimising unnecessary cost and distress to the patient
  3. design and implement age-appropriate management strategies for common respiratory and ENT conditions
  4. communicate effective management and prevention strategies with parents and children to maximise health outcomes

Subject Content

  1. Cardiac 
  2. Congenital Upper Airway Issues
  3. Acute Upper Airway Obstruction
  4. Asthma and wheeze – acute care
  5. Chronic Asthma
  6. Bronchiolitis
  7. Pneumonia
  8. Chronic Suppurative Lung Disease in Children
  9. Chest imaging
  10. Sleep and Sleep disorders
  11. Obstructive sleep apnoea
  12. Tonsillitis
  13. Outer and Middle Ear Conditions
  14. ENT mix - epistaxis, salivary glands, chondritis/perichondritis
  15. An Approach to allergy
  16. Medication Allergies and Adverse Reactions
  17. Insect allergies
  18. Food Allergies – IgE-mediated
  19. Food Intolerances
  20. Asthma / Rhinitis – immune/allergic implications and immunotherapy
  21. Atopic Dermatitis
  22. Immunotherapy Update

Inherent Requirements

The inherent requirements for this subject will be the same as those for medicine programs

https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/ir/inherent_requirements/inherent_requirements_for_medicine_courses

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Quiz 60 minutes S/U Y Individual
Professional Task 15 minutes S/U Y Individual
Reflection 1000 words S/U Y Individual

Teaching Periods

Autumn

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Quarter 3

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Quarter 4

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