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Undergraduate Teaching – Clinical Paediatrics
The highly popular paediatric training occurs during Stage 2 of the clinical course and lasts 6 weeks. Each block of 25-30 medical students attends an initial introductory 2-day course of instruction at the Addenbrooke’s Hospital campus. This comprises a series of interactive lectures and small-group sessions, including clinical method, developmental assessment, and basic life support of children, infants and newborn.
Students also have sessions on history taking and clinical examination of infants and children before starting their clinical paediatric placement at one of nine District General Hospitals throughout East Anglia and North London. These placements last 6 weeks with students divided into groups of three or four at each hospital and nine at Addenbrooke’s.
An Undergraduate Specialty Tutor (a consultant paediatrician) co-ordinates teaching in the local hospital in conjunction with paediatric colleagues. Instruction in Community Paediatrics also takes place at this time, including experience of child surveillance and children with special needs.
Assessment at the end of the paediatric attachment comprises :
- Grading of attendance, enthusiasm and ability by the Undergraduate Specialty Tutor
- Performance at a “long” clinical case presentation, observed by two examiners
- Submission of a written case commentary and ethics case, marked independently by two separate examiners
- On-line MCQ and slide test
Departmental academic staff review all the examination marks, and an overall grade is awarded to each student. Prizes are available for students who have excelled in the course.
Students are also examined in paediatrics as well as adult medicine, surgery and psychiatry within the ‘Finals’ examinations at the end of the medical training programme
As part of the course outside of the first year Student Special Components are enthusiastically taken up within Paediatrics.
Dr Carlo Acerini Undergraduate Specialty Director
Dr Kathryn Beardsall University Lecturer
Dr Nazima Pathan University Lecturer
Dr Rachel Williams University Lecturer
Dr Matthias Zilbauer University Lecturer
Dr Ruben Willemsen Clinical Lecturer
Dr Hilary Wong Clinical Lecturer
Dr Emile Hendriks Clinical Lecturer
Undergraduate Secretary: Sheila Reddy