PedsCases - A Learning Module for the Developmental Assessment in Children for Medical Students

Publication ID Published Volume
7988 April 9, 2010 6

Abstract

This resource is a podcast-based learning module that overviews the approach to developmental assessment of children. The podcast outlines definitions and examples of developmental milestones in the five major sectors of development. Furthermore, the podcast goes through clinical observation and history-taking, including important questions to ask in key age-groups such as babies, toddlers, and older children. It is a part of PedsCases, a comprehensive web-based educational series that focuses on the core objectives of undergraduate pediatric education with extensive student involvement. PedsCases was created for and by medical students to provide 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, Andrews D. PedsCases - a learning module for the developmental assessment in children for medical students. MedEdPORTAL Publications. 2010;6:7988. http://doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.7988

Educational Objectives

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

  1. Outline the importance of developmental surveillance and assessment.
  2. Describe, define, and provide examples of milestones in the five major sectors of development.
  3. Review the use of naturalistic clinical observation.
  4. Review important questions to ask about babies, toddlers, and older children.
  5. Discuss the importance of regression.

Keywords

  • Development, PedsCases, Children, Babies, Toddlers, Naturalistic Observation, Regression

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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