PedsCases - A Learning Module for the Assessment of Proteinuria and Hematuria in Children for Medical Students

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8182 November 1, 2010 6

Abstract

The attached resource includes two podcasts created by PedsCases (http://pedscases.com) focused on the learning module for the assessment of proteinuria and hematuria in children for medical Students. The podcast outlines the key aspects of history and physical exam, describe the key investigations and overview the etiologies of proteinuria and hematuria in children.

PedsCases has been integrated into the third year undergraduate pediatric medical education curriculum at the University of Alberta. It is one of the main sources recommended to students to assist in covering the core objectives of the clinical pediatric rotation and to assist in preparing for the final examinations. Since the focus of medical education has shifted towards independent learning, PedsCases has become a complementary educational tool and has filled a niche. PedsCases contains 216 questions, 39 cases, 11 flash-card type quizzes, 11 podcasts and 2 clinical videos. After 24 months, there have been 3,904 unique visitors from 96 different countries and over 10,147 podcast downloads of 11 podcasts. There are 9 students and 15 pediatricians involved in PedsCases as moderators, peer-reviews, case-writers, podcast writers, etc. All 7 modules submitted to AAMC's MedEdPORTAL have been accepted for publication.

Citation

Gill P, MacPherson P, Das D, Pinsk M, Yiu V. PedsCases - a learning module for the assessment of proteinuria and hematuria in children for medical students. MedEdPORTAL Publications. 2010;6:8182. http://doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.8182

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Educational Objectives

  1. To be able to outline an approach to proteinuria in children for medical students.
  2. To be able to outline the key aspects of history and physical exam when assessing a child with proteinuria.
  3. To be able to describe the key investigations to evaluate proteinuria.
  4. To be able to gain an overview the etiologies of proteinuria and when to refer to a nephrologist. The podcast on an approach to hematuria has 4 key objectives: 1.) To be able to outline an approach to hematuria in children for medical students. 2.) To be able to outline the key aspects of history and physical exam when assessing a child with hematuria. 3.) To be able to describe the key investigations to evaluate hematuria. 4.) To be able to gain an overview of the etiologies of hematuria and when to refer to a nephrologist.

Keywords

  • Proteinuria, Hematuria, PedsCases

Prior Scholarly Dissemination

References

  1. Gill P, Kitney L, Kozan D, Lewis M. Online Learning in Pediatrics: A Student Led Web-Based Learning Modality. The Clinical Teacher. 2010 Mar;7(1):53-57. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1743-498X.2009.00337.x
  2. Kitney L , Gill P, Lewis M, Leslie K, Steinegger C, PedsCases - A Learning Module for Adolescent Medicine for Medical Students. MedEdPORTAL; 2010. Available from: http://services.aamc.org/30/mededportal/servlet/s/segment/mededportal/?subid=7949
  3. Gill P, MacPherson P, LeBlanc C, Ellsworth J, PedsCases - A Learning Module for Evaluation of a Pediatric Limp for Medical Students. MedEdPORTAL; 2010. Available from: http://services.aamc.org/30/mededportal/servlet/s/segment/mededportal/?subid=7910
  4. 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.
  5. 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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