PedsCases - A Learning Module for Evaluation of Acute Otitis Media in Children: Medical Students

Publication ID Published Volume
7950 April 8, 2010 6

Abstract

This podcast-based learning module reviews an approach to the evaluation of acute otitis media in children. It is intended for medical students and reviews the common and more serious causes of acute otitis media. Subsequently, a case presents a previously well child who presents with acute ear pain. The case evaluates the proper evaluation and work-up of acute otitis media. This resource is a part of PedsCases, a comprehensive web-based educational tool that focuses on the core objectives of undergraduate pediatric education with extensive student involvement. PedsCases was created for and by medical students and provides an opportunity for active self-directed learning in pediatrics. The learning modalities available include questions, flash-card type quizzes, multistep clinical cases, and podcasts.

Citation

Gill P, Kapusta M, MacPherson P, Forgie S. PedsCases - a learning module for evaluation of acute otitis media in children: medical students. MedEdPORTAL Publications. 2010;6:7950. http://doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.7950

Educational Objectives

By the end of this learning module, participants will be able to:

  1. Know the common causes of acute otitis media.
  2. Develop an approach to evaluating a child with a sore ear.
  3. Develop a differential diagnosis to a child with a sore ear.
  4. Understand the appropriate investigations to complete when evaluating a child with a sore ear.
  5. Rule out the serious complications of acute otitis media.
  6. Know the common sequelae of acute otitis media.
  7. Know the risk factors for developing acute otitis media.

Keywords

  • Hypertension, Preconception Care, Prenatal Care, High-Risk Pregnancy, Pregnancy Complications, Diabetes, Folic Acid

Prior Scholarly Dissemination

References

  1. Gill PJ, Kitney L, Vanderpluym J, Kozan D, Lewis M.(2009) PedsCases: A Collaborative Pediatric Medical Education Website for Medical Students. Poster presentation at Canadian Conference for Medical Education (CCME), poster number P-85. Edmonton, AB, Canada.
  2. Gill PJ, Kitney L, Vanderpluym J, Kozan D, Lewis M.(2008) PedsCases: A Collaborative Pediatric Medical Education Website for Medical Students. Poster presentation at Women and Children┬┐s Health Research Institute (WCHRI) Research Day 2008, abstract ID #1983, Edmonton, AB, Canada.

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