MEDI 6002 Gastroenterology, Urology and other specialties

Credit Points 10

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Description This subject examines gastroenterological, urological and haematological presentations commonly encountered in paediatric clinical practice. It provides students with a systematic approach to assessment and practical advice on communicating with parents and carers. This subject focuses on common conditions in primary care, including the approach to abdominal pain, nocturnal enuresis and urinary tract infections. Students learn the essential work-up and critical management for these conditions. This subject also addresses the assessment and management of anaemia, bleeding disorders and childhood malignancy. This subject includes health promotion strategies and parental education to ensure parents recognise when there is a need for emergency care.

School Medicine

Discipline Paediatrics

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 3 10cp

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Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  1. detect, evaluate, and assess common gastroenterological and urological presentations
  2. use an evidence-based approach to investigation to support diagnosis
  3. devise management strategies for common gastroenterological and urological conditions to maximise health outcomes
  4. promote health awareness on common issues such as bedwetting and urinary tract infections in children based on Australian and international requirements for ethical conduct and professional standards

Subject Content

  1. Approach to Recurrent Abdominal Pain in Children 
  2. Eosinophilic Oesophagitis
  3. Coeliac disease
  4. Liver Disease in Children
  5. Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  6. Constipation and faecal incontinence
  7. Chronic Diarrhoea
  8. Abdominal Imaging
  9. Urinary incontinence
  10. Urinary Tract Infection and Vesico-Ureteric Reflux
  11. Haematuria and Proteinuria
  12. Hypertension in Children
  13. Diabetes Mellitus
  14. Approach to Growth Disorders in Children
  15. Anaemia
  16. Neutrophil and Platelet Disorders
  17. Bruising and Bleeding in Children
  18. Approach to Childhood Malignancy
  19. Paediatric Palliative Care

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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